School of Computer Science

How to Apply for our Masters programmes

The application form

Please apply online:

Two references

You must arrange for two references to be provided to us. These should be written by two people who know you well. At least one reference must be written by someone who taught you when you studied for a previous degree. References can be uploaded to your online application.

Transcripts of grades or marks

We must receive a list of the subjects you have studied in your previous degrees. This list should include the marks or grades you were given for each subject. If you haven't completed your degree, you should send a transcript of the grades you have achieved so far. Transcripts can be uploaded to your online application.

A statement of research (for the MRes in Natural Computation ONLY)

The MRes is research oriented, and includes two mini-projects and a summer project, written in the style of a peer-reviewed scientific journal paper. Your application should include two sides of A4 with research interests and tentative ideas that you plan to develop for these three projects. These ideas should ideally be close to the research interest of the School. For information on current academic staff and research areas, please click here.

Once you are admitted, you will have an opportunity to revise or change your research plans after discussion with your project supervisors. But it is important at application time to know that you are interested and have potential skills for research, as well as some tentative plans. The Statement of Research is an opportunity for you to demonstrate this.


We consider a wide range of undergraduate qualifications from around the globe. To see what type of qualification and grade we accept, please see our country information pages.

English language qualification (if English is not your first language):

If English is not your first language you will need to provide a suitable English language qualification.

Important information

All our MSc programmes commence at the end of September/beginning of October. Please click here for further information on term dates.

Help and advice

If you need help or advice about making your application, please contact us:

Admissions Team
Tel: +44 (0)121 415 8742