Advanced Computer Science

MSc or PGDip or PGCert

Key facts

Start dates

September 2023 / September 2024

Course length

Full time: MSc – 1 year (12 months); PG Dip – 6 months; PG Cert – 3 months

Part time: MSc – 2 years (24 months); PG Dip – 18 months (12 months study time); PG Cert – 6 months




School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics


Our Advanced Computer Science course has been designed in response to the growing need from industry for graduates that are equipped with the skills to manage and solve complex projects.

This course is for recent graduates and those with substantial experience in the computing industry. You will gain a qualification which develops your expertise and prepares you for career advancement. Our modules are designed to introduce you to important evolving trends in Advanced Computer Science, such as:

  • Distributed Computing,
  • Networking,
  • Cyber Security
  • and Machine Learning.

By studying this course at Oxford Brookes, you will be part of a diverse and truly international postgraduate community.

The course is accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.

Specific entry requirements

Due to great interest in this course for September 2023 entry, the deadline to receive applications is Wednesday 22 March 2023 for all applicants who will require a visa to study in the UK. As long as we receive your application on or before 22 March 2023 it will be given full consideration. Those not requiring a visa to study in the UK can continue to apply beyond 22 March 2023.

You should normally hold a first degree equivalent to at least a British lower second class bachelor’s degree in a computer-related subject. If your first degree is not in computing but you have worked in the computing industry you can also be considered. If you have no experience or degree in a computing related discipline then you should consider our MSc in Computing Science.

For entry onto the Postgraduate Certificate Research Project you should be able to provide evidence of experience in research and study methods at an appropriate level.