What will I learn?

The MSc in Advanced Computer Science gives the in-depth knowledge and cutting edge skills required for careers where advanced computer systems are used to solve difficult business goals, control complex processes and equipment, and undertake deep and detailed analysis, management, and presentation of data.

You will gain advanced knowledge of the principles and concepts of Internet technologies, software development, and intelligent systems. Alongside this you will develop the practical skills that are necessary for the design, build, deployment and evaluation of distributed information systems and complex, Internet-enabled business applications.

The course covers a wide range of practical skills and theory, from a fast-track programming and systems design course through to advanced data analysis and the use of private cloud hardware. During the course you will learn many techniques, including manipulating large amounts of data, designing and building large applications, leveraging and provisioning cloud services and developing autonomous systems.


The taught modules are mainly assessed by coursework. For example in the Statistical Techniques for Data Analytics: students analyse a large dataset (using, for example, R and/or SQL) and create a report of their findings which is then assessed. Some modules are assessed by examinations. You will also gain PGCert and PGDip awards in this course.

Which department am I in?

Computing and Mathematics

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£15,500.00 (US$ 18,891) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

October 2020


Keele University


ST5 5BG, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

We normally require a 2.1 or 2.2 degree. For courses that require a 2.1, Students must have a Bachelor degree from a recognized institution with GPA 3.3 out of 4.0 overall. For courses that require 2.2, students need to have A Bachelor degree from a recognized institution with GPA 3.0 out of 4.0. IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent with no subtest score below 5.5.

For international students

Students need undergraduate degree in any subject with second class lower (2:2) or an international equivalent. We will also consider students with equivalent industrial work experience. Students should have an IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.

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About this uni

Keele University is among top 5 in TEF for its teaching and learning outcomes, and is also known to deliver one-to one academic assistance.

  • Keele offers world-class learning and several study options
  • Self-contained University with many impressive facilities
  • 96% of graduates find work within six months
  • Joint first in England for student course satisfaction