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Master in Science (Honours) Computer Science


Computer Science M.Sci. single: First year
Code Module name Credits
CS1002 Object-Oriented Programming 20 AND
CS1003 Programming with Data 20 AND
Remaining credits from Level 1000 options

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in the academic year


Computer Science M.Sci. single: Second year
Code Module name Credits
^ CS2001 Foundations of Computation 30 AND
^ CS2002 Computer Systems 30 AND
Remaining credits from Levels 1000 and 2000 options

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in the academic year
Choose a minimum of 80 Level 2000 credits

Automatic entry to Honours requires

  • pass and have an average grade 15 or better in modules marked ^
Computer Science M.Sci. single: Second year (Direct Entry)
Code Module name Credits
^ CS2101 Foundations of Computation (Accelerated) 40 AND
^ CS2002 Computer Systems 30 AND
Remaining credits from Levels 1000 and 2000 options

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in the academic year
Choose a minimum of 80 Level 2000 credits

Automatic entry to Honours requires

  • pass and have an average grade 15 or better in modules marked ^

Entry to Honours

Students who attain an average of grade 11.0 or above at the first sitting in the requisite 2000-level modules and who meet all other programme requirements will be given automatic offers of entry into Honours programmes*.*Apart from students on Integrated Masters degrees. Students permitted automatic entry to Honours will only be permitted to trail one module to a maximum of 30 sub-honours credits into Honours.

Some Schools permit qualified entry to Honours (see www.st-andrews.ac.uk/media/teaching-and-learning/policies/honsentry.pdf )

MSci Honours

The general requirements are 600 credits over a period of normally five years (and not more than six years) or part-time equivalent, the final three years of which form an approved Honours programme of 360 credits, of which 120 credits are at 5000 level and at least a further 210 credits at 3000 and 4000 levels.


Computer Science M.Sci.: Third year
Code Module name Credits
CS3052 Computational Complexity 15 AND
CS3099 Software Engineering Team Project 30 AND
View list 75 credits from Module List: CS3100 - CS3399
CS3101 Databases 15
CS3102 Data Communications and Networks 15
CS3104 Operating Systems 15
CS3105 Artificial Intelligence 15
CS3106 Human Computer Interaction 15
CS3301 Component Technology 15
CS3302 Data Encoding 15
Note:
- Not all modules are available in every academic year and/or semester
- Individual modules may have requisites to satisfy to be eligible to select them

For further details, see the module catalogue entry for each individual module above

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in academic year


Computer Science M.Sci.: Fourth year
Code Module name Credits
CS4052 Logic and Software Verification 15 AND
View list 75 credits from Module List:CS3100 - CS3399, CS4100 - CS4999, CS5010 - C5089, ID4001, ID5059 AND
CS3101 Databases 15
CS3102 Data Communications and Networks 15
CS3104 Operating Systems 15
CS3105 Artificial Intelligence 15
CS3106 Human Computer Interaction 15
CS3301 Component Technology 15
CS3302 Data Encoding 15
CS4102 Computer Graphics 15
CS4103 Distributed Systems 15
CS4201 Programming Language Design and Implementation 15
CS4202 Computer Architecture 15
CS4203 Computer Security 15
CS4204 Concurrency and Multi-Core Architectures 15
CS4302 Signal Processing and Perception for Digital Media 15
CS4303 Video Games 15
CS4402 Constraint Programming 15
CS4499 Computer Science (Special Subject) 15
CS4796 Joint Project (30cr) 30
CS5010 Artificial Intelligence Principles 15
CS5011 Artificial Intelligence Practice 15
CS5012 Language and Computation 15
CS5019 Artificial Intelligence (Special Subject) 15
CS5020 Principles of Computer Communication Systems 15
CS5022 Practice in Computer Communication Systems 15
CS5024 Advanced Topics in Computer Communication Systems 15
CS5029 Networks and Distributed Systems (Special Subject) 15
CS5030 Software Engineering Principles 15
CS5031 Software Engineering Practice 15
CS5032 Critical Systems Engineering 15
CS5033 Software Architecture 15
CS5039 Software Engineering (Special Subject) 15
CS5040 Human Computer Interaction Principles and Methods 15
CS5041 Interactive Software and Hardware 15
CS5042 User-Centred Interaction Design 15
CS5044 Information Visualisation and Visual Analytics 15
CS5052 Data-Intensive Systems 15
ID4001 Communication and Teaching in Science 15
ID5059 Knowledge Discovery and Datamining 15
Note:
- Not all modules are available in every academic year and/or semester
- Individual modules may have requisites to satisfy to be eligible to select them

For further details, see the module catalogue entry for each individual module above
( CS4099 Major Software Project 30 OR
View list 30 credits from Module List: CS4100 - CS4999, CS5010 - CS5089, ID4001, ID5059 )
CS4102 Computer Graphics 15
CS4103 Distributed Systems 15
CS4201 Programming Language Design and Implementation 15
CS4202 Computer Architecture 15
CS4203 Computer Security 15
CS4204 Concurrency and Multi-Core Architectures 15
CS4302 Signal Processing and Perception for Digital Media 15
CS4303 Video Games 15
CS4402 Constraint Programming 15
CS4499 Computer Science (Special Subject) 15
CS4796 Joint Project (30cr) 30
CS5010 Artificial Intelligence Principles 15
CS5011 Artificial Intelligence Practice 15
CS5012 Language and Computation 15
CS5019 Artificial Intelligence (Special Subject) 15
CS5020 Principles of Computer Communication Systems 15
CS5022 Practice in Computer Communication Systems 15
CS5024 Advanced Topics in Computer Communication Systems 15
CS5029 Networks and Distributed Systems (Special Subject) 15
CS5030 Software Engineering Principles 15
CS5031 Software Engineering Practice 15
CS5032 Critical Systems Engineering 15
CS5033 Software Architecture 15
CS5039 Software Engineering (Special Subject) 15
CS5040 Human Computer Interaction Principles and Methods 15
CS5041 Interactive Software and Hardware 15
CS5042 User-Centred Interaction Design 15
CS5044 Information Visualisation and Visual Analytics 15
CS5052 Data-Intensive Systems 15
ID4001 Communication and Teaching in Science 15
ID5059 Knowledge Discovery and Datamining 15
Note:
- Not all modules are available in every academic year and/or semester
- Individual modules may have requisites to satisfy to be eligible to select them

For further details, see the module catalogue entry for each individual module above

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in academic year


Computer Science M.Sci.: Fifth year
Code Module name Credits
CS5199 Individual Masters Project 60 AND
View list 60 credits from Module List: CS3100 - CS3399, CS4100 - CS4999, CS5010 - CS5089, ID5059
CS3101 Databases 15
CS3102 Data Communications and Networks 15
CS3104 Operating Systems 15
CS3105 Artificial Intelligence 15
CS3106 Human Computer Interaction 15
CS3301 Component Technology 15
CS3302 Data Encoding 15
CS4102 Computer Graphics 15
CS4103 Distributed Systems 15
CS4201 Programming Language Design and Implementation 15
CS4202 Computer Architecture 15
CS4203 Computer Security 15
CS4204 Concurrency and Multi-Core Architectures 15
CS4302 Signal Processing and Perception for Digital Media 15
CS4303 Video Games 15
CS4402 Constraint Programming 15
CS4499 Computer Science (Special Subject) 15
CS4796 Joint Project (30cr) 30
CS5010 Artificial Intelligence Principles 15
CS5011 Artificial Intelligence Practice 15
CS5012 Language and Computation 15
CS5019 Artificial Intelligence (Special Subject) 15
CS5020 Principles of Computer Communication Systems 15
CS5022 Practice in Computer Communication Systems 15
CS5024 Advanced Topics in Computer Communication Systems 15
CS5029 Networks and Distributed Systems (Special Subject) 15
CS5030 Software Engineering Principles 15
CS5031 Software Engineering Practice 15
CS5032 Critical Systems Engineering 15
CS5033 Software Architecture 15
CS5039 Software Engineering (Special Subject) 15
CS5040 Human Computer Interaction Principles and Methods 15
CS5041 Interactive Software and Hardware 15
CS5042 User-Centred Interaction Design 15
CS5044 Information Visualisation and Visual Analytics 15
CS5052 Data-Intensive Systems 15
ID5059 Knowledge Discovery and Datamining 15
Note:
- Not all modules are available in every academic year and/or semester
- Individual modules may have requisites to satisfy to be eligible to select them

For further details, see the module catalogue entry for each individual module above

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in academic year

Study abroad

In the case of students who spend part of the Honours programme on a recognised Study Abroad scheme, the Programme Requirements will be amended to take into account overseas courses which are approved by the relevant St Andrews School in the Learning Agreement (see www.st-andrews.ac.uk/studyabroad/outgoingstudents/AcademicInformation ).