Postgraduate taught 

Computing Science MSc/PgDip/PgCert



  • To complete the MSc degree you must undertake a project in an area of your choice, worth 60 credits. You will investigate a challenging but constrained computing science problem, and will design, implement, evaluate, and demonstrate a software system.
  • The project will integrate the subject knowledge and generic skills that you will acquire during your Masters.
  • We offer a wide range of projects, and each student is normally allocated a different project. We take your preferences into account when we allocate the projects.
  • You will also have the opportunity to propose your own project, subject to academic approval.

Example projects

Here are some typical project titles from recent years:

  • Assigning papers to reviewers based on their expertise
  • Computational risk assessment for Strathclyde Fire & Rescue
  • Efficient route discovery for guaranteeing quality of service in MANET
  • Investigating the potential for hardware accelerating of artificial retina
  • Mind game: Axis & Allies
  • Tennis tournament organiser for a mobile phone
  • VoIP simulator

Furthermore for students hoping to continue into research, we have four major research sections:

  • human computer interaction (GIST)
  • formal analysis, theory and algorithms (FATA)
  • information, data and analysis (IDA)
  • computer systems (GLASS)

Most MSc students choose projects offered by these groups, giving them an opportunity to go on to PhD study. See details of our research.