Computing Research MSc

  • For Entry: January
  • Duration: 12 months
  • School: Science & Engineering
  • Study Mode: Full Time

This degree programme aims to give students a Masters-level postgraduate education in the knowledge, skills and understanding of research methods to enable them to operate effectively in the application of computing in industry, commerce or research. Students with an interest in topics covered by our research teams will find this is an excellent opportunity to get involved in progressive research.

Why study this course at Dundee?

The MSc Computing Research degree is designed for graduates with a good degree in Computing or a related subject who wish to gain deep knowledge of research methods and experience of working in an active research environment.

We provide a distinctive, balanced and enjoyable learning environment, matched to the future needs of both society and the computing field. Its research has strong foundations in mathematical and logical techniques, and in probabilistic and machine learning algorithms that are applied in its work on computer vision and multi-agent systems. In its applied research, the University has an international reputation in computer support for older and disabled people, healthcare computing, space systems and interaction design. All these areas of research have been developed through strong, long-term relationships with other leading academic institutions worldwide, and in collaboration with professional and industrial partners. We're is also active in commercialising out research, with several recent spin out companies fostering an entrepreneurial atmosphere.

The seven computing research groups:

  • Accessible Computing
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication
  • Social Inclusion
  • Argumentation Technology
  • Computer Vision and Image Processing
  • Space Technology
  • Theory of Computation

What is so good about this course?

The University of Dundee is at the forefront of computing research. We currently have 23 academics and 35 researchers working alongside our 27 PhD students. Since January 2008 our school of computing has generated 313 publications and counting. In this time, we've produced 129 projects totalling more than £12.3 million in funding making Dundee a great place to come to engage in computing research.

We encourage a professional, inter-disciplinary and user-centred approach to computer systems design and production, and will enable you to develop the skills so that you can undertake independent research and participate in proposal development and innovation.

Our facilities

You will have 24-hour access to our award winning and purpose-built Queen Mother Building. It has an unusual mixture of lab space and breakout areas, with a range of conventional and special equipment for you to use. It's also easy to work on your own laptop as there is wireless access throughout the building. Our close ties to industry allows us access to facilities such as Windows Azure and Teradata, and university and industry standard software such as Tableau for you to evaluate and use.

Who should study this course?

This course is directed toward students with a background in computing who are looking to widen and/or deepen their knowledge of computing and with the ambition to engage in their own research within the field of computing.

How you will be taught

We know how important it is to be at the leading edge of computing and so you will learn from research-active staff. Leading researchers teach you and small class sizes mean that they really get to know you, making for an informal and supportive community.

How you will be assessed

The taught modules are assessed by continuous assessment plus end of semester examinations in March/April. The project is assessed by dissertation.

What you will study

Detailed module information is available online.

You study three taught modules, during the period January-March, making your module selections with your advisor, as follows:

  • Computing Research Frontiers
  • Research Methods
  • Selected modules relevant to the chosen research project

Subject to examination performance, you then progress to the individual research project which runs from May to December. You will be based with one of these research groups:

  • Accessible Computing
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication
  • Social Inclusion
  • Argumentation Technology
  • Computer Vision and Image Processing
  • Space Technology
  • Theory of Computation

Our students are highly employable:

  • They develop the expertise that employers want from computing graduates - our Industrial Advisory Board includes experts from a range of industries including Amazon, Scottish Enterprise Tayside, NCR, Chevron and Microsoft
  • They are prepared for a wide range of good career prospects in computing - the UK faces a massive shortage of graduates qualified to fill the 120,000 new jobs in computing and IT every year

Graduates may also choose to continue to a PhD at the University of Dundee or elsewhere.

Year of Entry: 2016

You should have, or expect to have, a degree in Computing, Information Technology, Information Systems, Software Engineering or related title, preferably with a grade equivalent to a Class 1 Honours degree from a UK university, or equivalent qualifications.

Graduates in Physics, Mathematics or similar disciplines, with programming experience, are also encouraged to apply.

Study Proposal -Please submit a Statement of Proposed Research (max 2 pages) - to include your proposed research and the group you wish to join at the University of Dundee

 EU and International qualifications


English Language Requirement

IELTS Overall 6.0
Listening 5.5
Reading 5.5
Writing 6.0
Speaking 5.5

 Equivalent grades from other test providers

 

English Language Programmes

We offer Pre-Sessional and Foundation Programme(s) throughout the year. These are designed to prepare you for university study in the UK when you have not yet met the language requirements for direct entry onto a degree programme.

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The fees you pay will depend on your fee status. Your fee status is determined by us using the information you provide on your application.

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Please read the Postgraduate "How to Apply" section for information on how to upload relevant documents to UKPASS before proceeding with your application.

Apply online via UKPASS


Course Contact

Dr Keith Edwards
Science and Engineering
k.j.edwards@dundee.ac.uk
+44 (0)1382 384463