Our MSc in Computer Science by Research involves an extended (one-year) individual research project carried out as part of one of our established research groups, combined with selected taught modules. This programme offers you the chance to undertake an advanced masters programme through an extended research project. The programme is suitable for outstanding students who have an interest in advanced research-based study in one of our research specialisms: Computer Vision; Cognitive Science; Risk Information Management; Computer Science Theory. The MSc by Research programme will give you solid theoretical and practical research competences in your chosen field of study and will enhance your employability. Successful completion of the programme may also provide a route to further study at doctoral level or for a research and development position in industry.
StructureModules in bold are compulsory
(Maximum of 4 modules to be taken)
(Maximum of 4 modules to be taken)
Please note modules are subject to change
You should possess a good honours degree (minimum upper second class) in a relevant subject. In your application you should identify the relevant research group. Offers are subject to the agreement of a suitable research proposal.
For international students we require English language qualifications IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 92 (internet based).
Queen Mary's Computer Science postgraduates go on to work in a wide variety of careers, mostly within IT and information services.
The national 2011 destination survey confirmed that 80.9 per cent of postgraduates in this School were in employment and/or study six months after graduation with 89.5 per cent of these already working/studying at graduate level. Queen Mary graduates from this School also have a strong earning power, with a median salary of £26,110.
The broad range of skills gained through programmes in this School, coupled with multiple opportunities for extra-curricular activities and work experience, has enabled postgraduates to move into careers such as:
- Technical Analyst, Credit Suisse
- Interactive Systems Developer, Sky
- Software Developer, Accenture
- Analyst Technical Associate, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
- IT Contractor, FDM
- Computer Analyst, ITRS Group
- IT Developer, Qube Global Software
- Team Manager, Bromley-by-Bow Centre
- Computer Programmer, Rightmove
- Computer Consultant, Mac Experts Ltd
- Graduate Engineer, Ministry of Defence
Throughout the course, postgraduates have access to a careers programme to prepare them for applying for work after graduation. This programme includes workshops on job hunting and job applications as well as employer events to facilitate networks and help students to explore their options.
Recent careers events open to Computer Science postgraduates include the IT and Technology Fair, featuring Accenture, Babcock, BskyB, FactSet, Framestore, IBM, one-to-one sessions with Morgan Stanley, IBM and Accenture, IT company presentations, and Start Up Stand Up for those interested in working with technology start ups and SMEs.
Queen Mary’s location between Canary Wharf, the City and the Olympic Village redevelopment means that there are substantial opportunities for on campus and local part time work and work experience. On campus there are 1200 job and volunteer opportunities ranging from E-learning Assistant to Website Administrator and from Society President to Student Mentor. QTemps job agency offers work suitable for current students and recent graduates, QMSU Volunteering facilitates volunteering and QM JobOnline hosts over 800 part time and full time job vacancies.
Read more about our careers programmes and range of work experience opportunities on the Queen Mary Careers pages.
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