School of Computer Science

MSci Mathematics and Computer Science [5197]

Optional Modules to a total of 20 to 60 credits

Code Title Autumn Spring
06-35325 Advanced Functional Programming (Extended) - 20
06-30236 Advanced Networking (Extended) 20 -
06-35326 Algorithms and Complexity (Extended) - 20
06-30241 Computer Vision and Imaging (Extended) - 20
06-35376 Evolutionary Computation (Extended) - 20
06-30251 Human-Computer Interaction (Extended) 20 -
06-30255 Machine Learning and Intelligent Data Analysis (Extended) 20 -
06-25689 Mobile & Ubiquitous Computing (Extended) - 20
06-32212 Neural Computation (Extended) 20 -
06-30256 Programming Language Principles, Design, and Implementation (Extended) 20 -
06-34240 Secure Software and Hardware Systems - 20
06-30257 Security of Real-World Systems (Extended) 20 -
06-30235 Teaching Computer Science in Schools (Extended) - 20

Optional Modules to a total of 0 to 40 credits

Code Title Autumn Spring
06-26586 Project Masters M40 10 30

Programme Notes:

  • Pre-requisites: Some of the modules in the option block are prerequisites for options available in the final year, so that choices need to be considered across both years.
  • Module Failure: The Syllabus web page for every module defines the resit rules if they are different from the first attempt -- follow the links under the module code.
  • Progress Decisions: Please refer to Section 7 of the University Regulations for further information on assessment, progression and awards. Students on the MSci programme must have acquired at least 100 credits in Year 2, at least 220 credits altogether, and an average of at least 55% in Year 2 modules in order to be eligible for progression to Year 3 of the MSci programme. There are no progress decisions between Year 3 and Year 4 of an MEng or MSci programme; they effectively form a 'double final year'.
  • Joint Honours: For some combinations of disciplines, it may be possible to vary the number of credits taken from the standard 60+60 pattern. Students should consult the relevant Programme Directors. The School of Computer Science will generally allow between 40 and 80 credits of Computer Science to be taken, at least 20 of which must be from taught modules (i.e. modules other than the Computer Science Project).
  • Optional Modules: Not all options may be available in any particular year. Some option combinations are only available if the timetable permits. As students may have to make preliminary option choices before timetables are available, changes may be needed later if there are clashes. In selecting options, students are responsible for checking pre-requisite and co-requisite information requirements. Students must consult with School of Mathematics regarding any optional modules before confirming their choices with BOTH schools.
  • Optional Modules (MSci/MEng): Students on this degree should note when choosing options that some topics may be studied either in the third year or in the fourth year but not both. Hence it is important to plan option choices across both years. Module descriptions for each module list the prohibited combinations.
  • Degree Classification: Refer to the University Regulations for further information on the general rules governing degree classification.
  • Final Year Project: Students must choose a project in either Computer Science or Mathematics. The objective is to allow students to have a 40/80, 60/60 or 80/40 split in module choices between Mathematics/Computer Science subjects.

Programmes that share this year:

  • MSci Mathematics and Computer Science with an Industrial Year [9496]