This umbrella programme allows you to choose modules from our more specialist programmes in Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security, Data Science, Software Engineering, and Web Science and Technology. In semester one, you can cover the foundations of a number of these specialist areas, and for your other taught subjects you can choose specialist modules to deepen your understanding of one or more of these areas.
Your programme leader and personal tutor will help you to make an appropriate selection based on your background and interests.
View the 2019/20 programme specification document for this course
View the 2020/21 programme specification document for this course
You will be assigned a project supervisor and project area or topic to work on. Before the start of the project you will learn about appropriate research methods and prepare an extended project brief and review of the relevant literature. In the summer, following your second semester examinations, you will undertake the main work of the project, which you write up as an extended report or dissertation of up to 15,000 words or 60 pages.
Topics may include:
Agile and Object Oriented Development; Applications of Security in IT; Aspect Oriented Programming and Program Generation; Computer Vision; Cryptography; E-Business Strategy; Evolution of Complexity; Formal Design of Systems; Hypertext and Web Technologies; Intelligent Agents; Machine Learning; Mobile App Development; Robotics; Safety Critical Systems; Semantic Web Technologies; Social Networking Technologies; Software Project Management and Quality Assurance; Web Development.
You can apply for the programme through the University of Southampton's online postgraduate application system. Visit our how to apply pages for more information. Please note that we belong to the Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering (FPSE).
The deadline for new applications to this course is 31 July each year.
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 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)
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 UK top ten for Computer Sciences (Guardian University Guide, 2019)
Southampton is a University Partner of The Alan Turing Institute, the UK’s national institute for data science and artificial intelligence
We are 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