Looking for an integrated masters programme that will set you apart from other computer science undergraduates and set you on course for a high-level career? This five-year MSci programme offers a thorough grounding in computer science and allows you to specialise in distributed and networked systems, as well as gaining hands-on skills and experience during a coveted year in industry. You will also have the chance to showcase your abilities in an extended final year project. It is particularly recommended if you want to progress to postgraduate study or a specialist career in artificial intelligence or related fields. Distributed and networked systems underpin the proliferation of sophisticated, software-enabled systems that are changing the way we live and communicate in the 21st century. You will learn all about the new generation of connected devices such as smart homes, smart cities, smart cars, smart meters, as well as how to store and analyse complex data, and how to build and maintain networks and distributed systems. You will also study the Internet of Things, one of the newest and most transformative areas of computer science. Our progressive curriculum has been developed in consultation with industry, with a modular structure that gives you the flexibility to tailor your degree to your own interests. You will learn from leading researchers in the field, and your studies will be underpinned by a solid grounding in the fundamentals of computing and application development. From the outset you will be experimenting with programming games, robots, Gadgeteer kits, Subversion, JUnit testing, Scrum-based Agile software and more, in our well-equipped laboratories. We are a highly respected, research-focused department with a friendly approach and award-winning teaching. We offer a summer work placement programme and a dedicated personal adviser to guide you through your studies. You will also be welcome to join our thriving Computing Society. We are one of only seven departments in the UK to hold the Athena SWAN bronze award for our commitment to increasing female participation in computer science. We are also ideally located in the famous M4 corridor and enjoy close links with many of its leading technology companies. If you are unable to complete your year in industry you will have the option of transferring onto our four-year integrated masters programme. + Boost your employability by incorporating postgraduate level courses and an extended final year research project with a highly sought-after year in industry. + Enjoy a varied and flexible curriculum, informed by cutting-edge research and current industrial needs and trends. + Join an elite department, ranked 11th in the UK for the quality of its research output (Research Exercise Framework 2014). + 97% of our students said this programme is well organised, and 92% said it is intellectually stimulating, (National Student Survey 2015). + This programme is accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, and the European Quality Assurance Network for Informatics Education (EQANIE).