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MSc in Computer Science

The MSc in Computer Science is now open for applications for entry in 2018-19.

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 an advanced Master's degree, we accept entrants to the course whose background will have a strong mathematical element, and who have also undertaken programming tasks, and wish to find out more about the ideas and principles. 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 learn more about specialised topics that are taught on the course, or develop an improved understanding of the underlying mathematics of computing. 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.

New scholarship for entry in 2018

Supporting female students is a particular priority for us in Computer Science, particularly on courses where women have historically been underrepresented. We are delighted that, due to the support of, the University can offer 10 scholarships to female Home/EU students studying MScs in mathematics, statistics and computer science in 2018-19. The scholarships will cover both fees and a stipend at the level of the national minimum doctoral stipend as set by the research councils. For further information, please visit Fees and Funding



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: 519 per year (averaged over last three years, 2016-18)

DEADLINES: 12 noon (midday), UK time, on: Friday 16 November 2018, Friday 11 January 2019 and Friday 1 March 2019

Tim Jones
MSc Course Administrator
Tel: +44 (0)1865 283559