Published: 18 March 2019

Five reasons to study for a masters in computer science at Surrey

Programme leader Andrew Crossan reveals what makes our computer science MSc courses different, and how studying for a masters at Surrey can open the door to a world of opportunities.

Computer Science student
  1. Strong focus on emerging technology
    You’ll gain an in-depth understanding of topics at the forefront of emerging technologies such as cloud computing, database systems, cryptography, Artificial Intelligence and machine learning – preparing you for the challenges faced by industry today.
  2. A hub for internationally-leading research in cyber security
    We are home to the Surrey Centre for Cyber Security – a government-recognised Academic Centres of Excellence in Cyber Security Research – and our MSc Information Security is fully certified by GCHQ. Our research directly informs our teaching, and you’ll learn about it first hand from the globally-recognised academics who are leading the way in their field.
  3. Opportunity for extensive research
    You’ll undertake a dissertation which gives you the chance to expand your research skills and explore a topic that fascinates you in greater depth. On our new Data Science MSc, you’ll also get the chance to apply your knowledge to real world challenges and gain invaluable experience by undertaking an optional year-long industry placement.
  4. Wide range of modules
    In addition to studying core modules which will give you a firm grounding of your chosen subject area, you can also choose from a wide range of optional modules, enabling you to tailor your course to your own interests and career aspirations.
  5. Great employment prospects
    Our masters courses are designed to address the globally increasing commercial demand for specific IT skills. Studying with us opens up a huge range of career opportunities, not only in computing but also across the many industries that rely on software and IT. Recent graduates of our MSc courses have gone on to companies such as IBM, Accenture, SkyTV, TimeOut, Expedia and Thomson Reuters.


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