computer science


Postgraduate programmes in Computer Science

The postgraduate programme in computer science provides qualifications at these levels:

Postgraduate Diploma (PGDipSci or PGDipArts)
Master's (MSc or MA)
Doctoral (PhD)

Honours is a possible next step after completing a Bachelor's degree for students who are well-prepared, academically able, and ambitious.

The Postgraduate Diploma is the usual next step after a Bachelor's degree.

The Master's degree has one year and two year versions. After completing a PGDip or an Honours degree, one can proceed to a (one year) Master's by thesis only. Alternatively, with good 300-level grades one may apply to enter the (two year) Master's by coursework and thesis. The first (coursework) year of Master's study is identical to the PGDip.

For admission to a Doctoral degree, it would normally be expected that you have earned a Master's degree in computer science. However, an excellent Honours degree, because it includes a substantial research project, may be considered grounds for accelerated entry to PhD study.

Intending postgraduate students should begin by consulting the adviser of studies.

There is usually a meeting for those doing COSC480/COSC490 at 11:30 on the Friday before the semester begins. This is held in Owheo, room G34.

This page is intended for students looking for information on postgraduate programmes or postgraduate study in the Department of Computer Science.