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Master's study

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Our accredited MSc Advanced Computer Science course covers concepts such as big data analytics and mining, cloud computing, machine learning, visual intelligence, and artificial intelligence.  

How you'll study

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The Department's research expertise and industry insight inform your learning experience, allowing you to engage with concepts of global interest.

Life in the Department

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We’re ranked 3rd in the UK for Overall Satisfaction in postgraduate Computer Science.
Out of 33 institutions, Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES), 2019, based on 36 responses.

Our facilities

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The Department of Computer Science hosts dedicated computing labs, an immersive virtual reality system and a big data computing cluster.

Life in Reading

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Step off campus and you'll find yourself in a bustling town centre offering a variety of shops, restaurants and activities. We're also well-connected – you can reach London Paddington within half an hour by train. 

Master's stories

"I think it's creativity that makes computer science research so satisfying. It's extremely interesting to find out how existing technologies work and how new technology can be invented to solve problems." 

Fabio Cappello, MSc Advanced Computer Science graduate


Industry links

Benefit from our rich network of relationships with some of the brightest minds in the digital technology industry.

Our excellent location enables you to build connections with nearby companies and tech communites, and network with industry members when they visit our Department.
Athena SWAN Silver Award
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