This course will enable you to enhance your career prospects or prepare for a programme of research that requires knowledge of more of the sub-discipline areas. You will have a wide range of taught modules from which to choose and will be expected to complete a major project that extends and applies what you have learnt in one or more of the taught modules they have taken.
University of Hertfordshire
MSc Advanced Computer Science (Online)
- A recent good Honours Degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science or cognate discipline;
- Applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate sufficient competence in English to benefit from the Programme. This is normally demonstrated by recognised awards equivalent to an overall IELTS score of 6.0 Candidates who do not satisfy these requirements will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
- Access to computer equipment with the following minimum specification.
Our online masters programme is designed to give you the up-to-date skills and knowledge sought after by employers, whether in business, industry, government or research. The MSc Advanced Computer Science course will equip you with in-depth knowledge and practical skills in varies specialist topics of computer science to an advanced depth enabling you to pursue your dream career.
Successful graduates may pursue a career in areas such as programming, artificial intelligence, cyber security, data science, or software engineering, pending on the knowledge and skill set gained through the optional modules the graduates choose and complete.
Our online MSc programmes are taught 100% online through the University’s virtual learning environment, StudyNet. Assessment is by coursework and online tests.
You will receive learning materials, take part in discussions and submit your assignments online. Additionally, you will receive study resources such as key e-books and any specialist software. You will have access to the University's extensive online library facilities, or be able to visit in person if you so choose.
The amount of study time required is no different from that needed for an on-campus programme. You should expect to spend at least 30 hours per week if studying full-time, and in proportion if part-time.
Advanced algorithms and paradigms (COm)
Responsible technology (COm)
Advanced computer science masters project (COm) 6
Artificial intelligence programming (COm) 3
Big data analytics (COm)
Cyber operations (COm)
Data mining (COm)
Digital forensics (COm)
Distributed systems security (COm)
Foundations of data science (COm) 3
Information security management and compliance (COm) 3
Machine learning (COm) 3
Measures and models for software engineering (COm) 3
Penetration testing (COm)
Software engineering practice (COm) 3
Theory and practice of artificial intelligence (COm)
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