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Master's teaching methods

During your master’s study, you’ll learn through lectures, tutorials, practical classes and guided independent study. You’ll carry out an interdisciplinary research project with supervision from a researcher in the Department.

Benefit from our academics’ research expertise in big data, data visualisation and analytics, high-performance computing, and more.. 

Independent research project

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Carry out a research project on a specific topic of your choice. The project will usually be linked to current research in the Department and must contain an element of original work.

Supervision

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You’ll be supervised by a researcher from the Department of Computer Science whose expertise is relevant to your project. 

Lectures and tutorials

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Lectures introduce the topics covered in your chosen modules. Tutorial groups and revision tutorial sessions help strengthen your knowledge.

Practical classes

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Regular guided practical classes allow you to develop your understanding of the material covered in lectures by applying the concepts to a practical example. 

Presentations

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Practice your oral presentation skills by presenting your work to a critical audience at the end of the research project module.

Guided independent study

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All modules require you to study independently alongside your lectures, tutorials and practical classes. Guided independent study allows you to choose which topics you delve deeper into, with guidance from academics when required.

Our research

Our master’s course is invigorated by the research interests and expertise of our academics.

We offer a lively programme of both pure and applied research in a diverse range of topics. These include data science, big data analytics, machine learning, computational science and computer vision.

Learn more about our research

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Flexible study options

Study full time to complete your master’s in one year, or on a part-time basis, which takes two years.

With part-time study, you can choose to take any number of modules per year. You’ll be awarded a degree once you’ve received the required credits.

You can also take individual modules with our continued professional development (CPD) mode of study, which can contribute towards a master’s, diploma or certificate qualification.

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