Department of Computer Science

Frequently asked questions

Can I visit the Department?

Yes, during our postgraduate taught open day. This gives you an opportunity to meet students and staff and to see our facilities. A tour of the campus, guided by present students, gives you the chance to discuss our degrees and get a student’s view of the University and the Department.

I missed the open day, can I still visit the Department?

Yes, please contact postgraduate taught enquiries to arrange an individual visit (contact details on the right hand side of this page).

What is the difference between a specialist and conversion Masters?

Specialist Masters advance the knowledge of the discipline beyond Bachelor's level, and thus have a pre-requisite of a BSc Computer Science or equivalent (2.2 or higher). Conversion Masters are designed to provide a pathway for non scientists into the field of computing.

What support would I receive?

All taught postgraduate students are allocated a supervisor, with whom you will meet on a regular basis. Once you proceed to semester 3, you will also be allocated a project supervisor.

The Graduate School provides additional support to all postgraduate students throughout the University.

Can I do any of the degrees on a part-time basis?

At present, we do not offer any of our Postgraduate Taught degree programmes on a part-time basis. There are no plans to offer this option in the future.

I cannot make it to the campus on a regular basis. Are there options for me?

We do not offer distance learning or online options for our postgraduate taught degree programmes.

I have more questions. What do I do?

If you have a general question about postgraduate study that is not covered by the text above, please contact  postgraduate taught enquiries (contact details on the right hand side of this page) or visit our community site WhereWouldYouThink for further information and assistance.

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