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MSc in Computer Science

The MSc in Computer Science at Oxford has been designed to teach a range of advanced topics and a carefully selected core of foundational subjects to graduates of computer science and other numerate disciplines. The course aims are given here.

As the MSc is both a conversion and an advanced Master's degree, we accept entrants to the course from a variety of backgrounds. Experienced programmers in industry and commerce will be motivated by the need for formal methods to overcome the problems of unreliable and inadequate software, or may wish to extend their understanding by studying new programming and development paradigms. Recent graduates in Computer Science will want to supplement their knowledge with the kind of sound mathematical basis which is not always found in undergraduate courses. Graduates in Mathematics, Science and Engineering will want to apply their training in the context of a rigorous application of the fundamental techniques of Computer Science.

Applications are considered at all three deadlines. However if you wish to apply for scholarships you will need to submit by the January deadline at the latest.



MODE OF STUDY: Full-time.

INTENDED FOR: Graduates in Computer Science, as well as graduates in other numerate disciplines who have some training or experience in programming or have been employed professionally in a related industry.

LENGTH OF COURSE: 12 months, October– September. Full-time. (This course is not offered part-time or via distance learning.)


NUMBER OF APPLICANTS: 328 per year (averaged over last three years)

DEADLINES: 12 noon (midday), UK time, on: Friday 18 November 2016, Friday 6 January 2017 and Friday 10 March 2017

Sarah Retz
MSc Course Administrator
Tel: +44 (0)1865 283559