A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in computer science or a comparable subject with a substantial computing element. Relevant work experience will also be considered.
We expect you to have significant programming competence and prior experience of systems development and knowledge of data structures and algorithms.
All applicants will need to have GCSE English Language at grade C or above, or an appropriate English language qualification.
English language requirements
IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component.. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications
Improve your English
International students who do not meet the English language requirements for this programme may be able to study our postgraduate pre-sessional English course, to help improve your English language level.
This pre-sessional course is designed with a progression route to your degree programme and you’ll learn academic English in the context of your subject area. To find out more, read Language for Engineering (6 weeks) and Language for Science: Engineering (10 weeks).
If you need to study for longer than 10 weeks, read more about our postgraduate pre-sessional English course.
How to apply
International applicants: 13 December 2019. Due to competition for places and the volume of applications received, the deadline for international applicants has been brought forward to 13 December 2019. Applications received after this date will be marked as unsuccessful. After all applications have been considered, we will assess if there are any places still available. If so we *may* re-open applications in 2020 for competitive entry. Please check back in February 2020 for further information.
UK/EU applicants: 10 September 2020. Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
This link takes you to information on applying for taught programmes and to the University's online application system.
If you're unsure about the application process, contact the admissions team for help.
Read about visas, immigration and other information in International students. We recommend that international students apply as early as possible to ensure that they have time to apply for their visa.
Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences Postgraduate Admissions Policy 2020
- UK/EU: £11,000 (total)
- International: £23,000 (total)
Read more about paying fees and charges.
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For fees information for international taught postgraduate students, read Masters fees.
Visit our Brexit page for the latest information on the effect of the UK's exit from the EU on current students and applicants to the University.
Additional cost information
There may be additional costs related to your course or programme of study, or related to being a student at the University of Leeds. Read more about additional costs
Scholarships and financial support
If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There may be help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government. Find out more at Masters funding overview.