Our distinctive MEng Computer Science builds upon the BSc Computer Science programme and provides additional breadth and depth of study, including a wide choice of advanced technical options. It will prepare you for the next generation of systems and software by exploring hot research topics such as:
- complexity theory
- social media technology
- biologically inspired robotics
In your fourth year, you will take part in a group design project and work with a real industry customer or solve challenging problems through imaginative application of technology. We have strong relationships with employers, and our graduates are particularly in demand for their understanding of organisations and their practical abilities in the workplace. We have our own Careers Hub website and run an annual careers fair.
View the 2018/19 programme specification document for this course
View the 2019/20 programme specification document for this course
This programme is accredited by the British Computer Society and by the Institution of Engineering and Technology.
Students undertake four years of study. Each year there are compulsory Computer Science modules. However, the degree has been designed to maximise student choice by allowing you to tailor the degree structure to suit your own interests. Year 4 particularly emphasises engineering design, management and industrial collaboration.
This programme can also be offered with a year in industry.
All undergraduate applications for Electronics and Computer Science should be made online through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).
Find out how to apply and get further details about UCAS' website, phone and contact details.
Southampton University has pioneered many of the most important advances in computer science and web technology of the past 10 years
We are in the UK top ten for Computer Sciences (Guardian University Guide, 2019)
Southampton is ranked in the top 100 universities for Computer Science in the 2018 QS World Rankings, and top 10 in the UK
We are in the top 10% in the UK for the volume and quality of our Computer Science research (REF 2014)
100% of our Computer Science research impact is world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2014)
We are one of only 14 universities recognised as an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research by the UK Government and our academics have played a leading role in establishing a European Data Science Academy
Southampton is a University Partner of The Alan Turing Institute, the UK’s national institute for data science and artificial intelligence