Location
United Kingdom
Dates
Starts Sep 2019 (1 year)
Course Type
Postgraduate Course
Accreditation
Yes (Details)
Language
English
Course Fee
$33,244

Course Overview

The Advanced Computing MSc provides knowledge and experience of computing at an advanced level. The programme allows students to select modules on a wide range of advanced computer science subjects, so that they can build a programme that suits their interests and career aspirations.

  • Located in central London, giving access to major libraries and leading scientific societies, including the Chartered Institute for IT (BCS) and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
  • You will learn advanced practical techniques and implementation skills for solving complex computational problems.
  • You will develop critical awareness and appreciation of the changing role of computing in society and motivating you to pursue further professional development and research.
  • Frequent access to speakers of international repute through seminars and external lectures, enabling you to keep abreast of emerging knowledge in advanced computing and related fields.
  • The Department of Informatics has a reputation for delivering research-led teaching and project supervision from leading experts in their field.

Who should take this course

Bachelors degree with 2:1 honours degree in computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, electrical engineering, or a joint degree in two such subjects. Competence in a high level programming language such as Pascal, C, C++, Java, etc, to the level expected at the end of the first year of a BSc honours degree in computer science. We may lower entry qualifications for students with substantial relevant work experience.

In order to meet the academic entry requirements for this programme you should have a minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree with a final mark of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme. If you are still studying you should be achieving an average of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme.

Accreditation

MSc

Course content

Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take modules totaling 180 credits.

Required Modules:

You are required to take:

  • Individual Project (60 credits)

Optional Modules:

You are required to take 120 credits from a range of optional modules, which may typically include:

  • Group Project (30 credits)
  • Cryptography (15 credits)
  • Nature-Inspired Learning Algorithms (15 credits)
  • Pattern Recognition, Neural Networks & Deep Learning (15 credits)
  • Network Theory (15 credits)
  • Model Driven Development (15 credits)
  • Security Management (15 credits)
  • Artificial Intelligence Planning (15 credits)
  • Agents & Multi-Agent Systems (15 credits)
  • Computer Vision (15 credits)
  • Security Engineering (15 credits)
  • Big Data Technologies (15 credits)
  • Software Measurement & Testing (15 credits)
  • Simulation and Data Visualisation (15 credits)
  • Software Engineering and Underlying Technology for Financial Systems (15 credits)
  • Distributed Ledgers and Crypto-Currencies (15 credits)

You will be able to select up to 30 credits from a range of level 6 modules, which may typically include:

  • Machine Learning (15 credits)
  • Optimisation Methods (15 credits)
  • Artificial Intelligence (15 credits)
  • Human-Computer Interaction (15 credits)
  • Software Design & Architecture (15 credits)
  • Formal Verification (15 credits)
  • Compliers & Formal Language (15 credits)
  • Computational Models (15 credits)
  • Software Performance Engineering (15 credits)
  • Information Security (15 credits)

Fees:

  • Full time overseas fees:

About Course Provider

King's College London is one of the top 10 UK universities in the world (QS World University Rankings, 2018/19) and among the oldest in England.

King's vision is to make the world a better place, building on our history of pioneering research that has advanced and shaped modern life, such as: the discovery of the structure of DNA; research to better understand autism and develop life-changing therapies; informing air pollution awareness and policy; research that led to the development of radio, radar, television and mobile phones; and making maths available to the underprivileged. These are all ways that we are having a transformational impact on society.

Our intellectually rigorous teaching environment is coupled with a commitment to providing a rich and supportive student experience. We have more than 31,000 students (of whom nearly 12,800 are postgraduates, with 1,000 students enrolled in online masters courses) from 150 countries worldwide, meaning that students are part of a truly international community. Our 8,500 members of staff collaborate with students to help them get the most out of their degree. Many of our academics are also researchers working within and influencing their industries, meaning that students learn the latest thinking and understand its practical and contemporary relevance.

King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas'‚Äč, King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts are part of King's Health Partners. King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) is a pioneering global collaboration between one of the world's leading research-led universities and three of London's most successful NHS Foundation Trusts, including leading teaching hospitals and comprehensive mental health services.

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