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Fees and Funding

Cost

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

  • University tuition fee: You will need to pay a university tuition fee for each year of your course. The rate depends on the University's assessment of your fee status as either 'Home/EU' or 'Overseas', and on the qualifications you already hold.
  • College fee: This covers academic facilities and other services provided by your college. The fee, which you will need to pay each year to your college for the period you are liable for fees, does not include accommodation or meal charges and is payable in addition to the University tuition fee.
  • 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 is listed on the main university website. Further information on tuition and college 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.

Booking.com Women in Technology Scholarships

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 Booking.com, 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. Scholarships are available to female applicants for the following MScs:

  • MSc Computer Science
  • MSc Mathematics and the Foundations of Computer Science
  • MSc Software Engineering
  • MSc Software and Systems Security
  • MSc Mathematical Sciences (OMMS)
  • MSc Statistical Science
  • MSc Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computing
  • MSc Mathematical and Theoretical Physics

There is no separate application process for this scholarship: to be considered, please submit your application for graduate study by the relevant January deadline for your course. 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 2018. Please see the Standard scholarship selection terms for more information about the application and selection process.

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.