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Fees and Funding

Cost

Graduate study at Oxford is a rewarding experience, but also a significant investment. There are two types of expense that you need to account for when calculating the cost of graduate study:

  • Course fees: You will need to pay a fee for each year of your course. The rate depends on the University's assessment of your fee status as either 'Home' or 'Overseas', and on the qualifications you already hold. This fee covers academic and other facilities and services provided by the University, including those provided by the faculty or department or your college. The fee does not include accommodation or meal charges.
  • Living costs: You will need a sufficient amount to cover your living expenses for the duration of your studies. A guide to living expenses in Oxford, including advice for students with dependents, is available on our Living costs page. For an outline of fees and living costs, please use the Fees, Funding and Scholarship Search tool.

This year's fees for the MSc in Computer Science are listed on the main university website. Further information on fees is available here.

Graduate Scholarships and Other Funding Opportunities

The University offers a variety of scholarship programmes based on academic excellence, giving the brightest candidates from around the world the opportunity to pursue graduate study. You can find out more about scholarships, plus other graduate funding opportunities from the University's Graduate Funding pages. The helpful fees, funding and scholarship search tool will enable you to find out about the cost of studying and living at Oxford, as well as discover scholarship opportunities.

DeepMind Scholarships

DeepMind, the leading British artificial intelligence company, has renewed and extended its commitment to supporting students at the University of Oxford following the success of its scholarship programme for under-represented groups.

Four more DeepMind graduate scholarships for students wishing to pursue a master’s degree in Computer Science in the Department of Computer Science will be made available for students commencing courses in 2021–22. The scholarships will cover University fees and a stipend for living costs (not less than the UKRI rate). These are open to individuals ordinarily resident in the UK who belong to one or more of the following groups:

  • identifying as female and/or
  • of Black or Minority Ethnic origin and/or
  • from a low-participation area of the UK identified by post code at date of taking A Levels, or equivalent.

One of the scholarships will be open to students who are liable to pay Overseas fees. There is no separate application process for this scholarship. If you fulfil the eligibility criteria, you will be automatically considered for these scholarships. Selection is expected to take place by the end of April 2021. The scholarship programme will play a key role in enabling Oxford to widen participation in the subject at graduate level.

Employment

The MSc in Computer Science is a full-time course, and extremely intensive, so you would not be able take on any form of employment whilst studying.

The University's extensive Careers Service is available to support you in finding employment – or opportunities for further study – once you have completed your course with us. The Careers Service is open to Oxford graduates for life.

The most recent survey of our leavers shows that six months after their course most students from our graduate programmes go on to work in the IT and computing industry (60%), whilst others continue into academia and higher education (18%), banking and investment (15%) and government, order & policy roles (8%). Detailed information about the types of careers our students have pursued is available from the Careers Service.