At Keele University, we’re different. Nestled in 600 acres of countryside in the heart of the UK, we have a big campus but a small and cosmopolitan community. We’re proud to be ‘University of the Year for Student Experience’ in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017, in addition to having been ranked No.1 in the National Student Survey 2014-2016. This is because it’s more than green and lovely, it’s a place of research and academic excellence too. Our Integrated Master’s degree will extend your subject knowledge to a higher level, enable you to work more independently and prepare you for a specialist career or for doctoral research. You'll study research-informed modules in our 24/7 dedicated computing labs and use cutting edge equipment in our MakerSpace. The MComp course enables students to study three years of our Single Honours Computer Science course with an additional year at master's level. This will extend your subject knowledge as well as strengthening your independent critical thinking, problem solving, professional and research skills. In the final year, you’ll focus on a small number of modules informed by important issues in industry as well as the research interests of your tutors. Current areas include distributed intelligence, statistical techniques for data analysis, web technologies, security, and cloud computing. You will also undertake a substantial research project, culminating in a written dissertation following the format of research papers published in scientific journals. Our Computer Science degrees build the essential skills which are in demand from employers looking for systems analysts, programmers, web/app developers, interface designers, data scientists, software engineers and consultants. As an MComp graduate you will have knowledge of advanced areas that also lead to more specialist careers or doctoral research. Many of our students move into employment that is directly computing-related with recent graduates going to work for companies as diverse as Apple, BAE Systems, Barclays, BBC (iPlayer), Bentley, McLaren (F1), Capgemini, EA Games, Experian, Microsoft and the Ministry of Defence.