Manchester is renowned for its innovative approach to MSc teaching. Our size and research strength enable us to offer a combination of breadth, depth and flexibility that is difficult to find elsewhere. Students are free to shape their own programmes by choosing from a wide spectrum of computer science and interdisciplinary topics. Students opting for the Advanced Computer Science programme can either opt to follow the standard programme or to flavour their MSc by choosing a particular pathway. Pathways enable students to graduate from the long established and highly respected ACS programme together with a recognition of their specialisation.
Postgraduate Programmes and Pathways
- Advanced Computer Science
- Advanced Computer Science and IT Management
- ACS&ITM: Information Management
- Advanced Computer Science Master of Research MRes
- Computer Science Foundation Route
In addition to being able to select from multiple programmes and pathways the breadth of the MSc is further augmented by the multiple MSc themes on offer. Themes are collections of course units grouped together to provide focus on specialist topics. Themes are selected at the beginning of the academic year and enable students to deepen their knowledge in specific areas.
- Theme = Average of 3 course units..
- MSc Programme or an ACS Pathway = Selection of 2 themes.
The Advanced Professional Education in Computer Science unit (APEcs) provides a link between the School of Computer Science and students based in industry.
APEcs offers a variety of flexible part time and distance learning options for individuals and companies, from one-off units to flexible modular MSc programmes.