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MSc Computer Science By Research MSc Computer Science By Research

The School of Computer Science undertakes a blend of fundamental, applied, and interdisciplinary research. There are particular strengths in computational neuroscience, machine learning, data analytics, robotics, medical imaging, AI in healthcare, and many aspects of human computer interaction and games computing.

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Brayford Pool

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Dr Vassilis Cutsuridis - Programme Leader

Dr Vassilis Cutsuridis - Programme Leader

Dr Vassilis Cutsuridis is an expert at the interface between AI and Neuroscience. He is broadly interested in reverse engineering how the brain and mind work in order to understand the neural circuits and systems that give rise to mental experience and to extract the neural algorithms for the design and development of more efficient intelligent methods and systems for complex data analysis. After a 10 years in the software industry, he returned to academia in 2006 to hold research and teaching positions in Europe, UK, US, and China.

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Welcome to MSc Computer Science By Research

This research programme offers the opportunity to develop your expertise in a particular area of computer science and to consolidate your skills in preparation for positions in research development or technology management.

The flexible nature of this Master's gives students the chance to undertake research in an area that is of interest to them or relevant to their current employment. Examples of recent projects by students include biomedical text mining for drug-repurposing, machine vision system development for automatic identification of food blemishes, and using bio-inspired neural networks to prevent collisions between cars and pedestrians. Examples of research areas include computational neuroscience, cognitive systems, machine learning, data analytics, AI in healthcare, robotics and autonomous systems, computer vision and image or video analysis, medical image analysis, social computing, and games and serious games applications.

Engaging with the School's research groups enables students to access expertise in areas including neural computation, machine learning, data analytics, vision engineering, autonomous systems, social computing, human-computer interaction, and artificial intelligence. Supported by an experienced supervisory team, students may have opportunities to publish their work in academic journals and present their findings at conferences.

Welcome to MSc Computer Science By Research

This research programme offers the opportunity to develop your expertise in a particular area of computer science and to consolidate your skills in preparation for positions in research development or technology management.

The flexible nature of this Master's gives students the chance to undertake research in an area that is of interest to them or relevant to their current employment. Examples of recent projects by students include biomedical text mining for drug-repurposing, machine vision system development for automatic identification of food blemishes, and using bio-inspired neural networks to prevent collisions between cars and pedestrians. Examples of research areas include computational neuroscience, cognitive systems, machine learning, data analytics, AI in healthcare, robotics and autonomous systems, computer vision and image or video analysis, medical image analysis, social computing, and games and serious games applications.

Engaging with the School's research groups enables students to access expertise in areas including neural computation, machine learning, data analytics, vision engineering, autonomous systems, social computing, human-computer interaction, and artificial intelligence. Supported by an experienced supervisory team, students may have opportunities to publish their work in academic journals and present their findings at conferences.

How You Study

The flexible nature of the programme means that the students can either specify their own topics or can work on one of the projects suggested by our academic staff, examples of which are available on request.

Students are encouraged to look at the staff pages on the School website to discover what areas of research the tutors are currently involved in. The School's research groups may also provide inspiration for projects. http://bit.ly/1T9PF0O

Students will need to produce an outline proposal and will then be matched with an appropriate supervisory team.

Due to the nature of postgraduate research programmes, the vast majority of time is spent in independent study and research. There is approximately equivalent to one hour of contact time per week in the form of a weekly supervision meeting.

For more detailed information, please contact Programme Leader, Dr Vassilis Cutsuridis at vcutsuridis@lincoln.ac.uk.

How You Study

The flexible nature of the programme means that the students can either specify their own topics or can work on one of the projects suggested by our academic staff, examples of which are available on request.

Students are encouraged to look at the staff pages on the School website to discover what areas of research the tutors are currently involved in. The School's research groups may also provide inspiration for projects. http://bit.ly/1T9PF0O

Students will need to produce an outline proposal and will then be matched with an appropriate supervisory team.

Due to the nature of postgraduate research programmes, the vast majority of time is spent in independent study and research. There is approximately equivalent to one hour of contact time per week in the form of a weekly supervision meeting.

For more detailed information, please contact Programme Leader, Dr Vassilis Cutsuridis at vcutsuridis@lincoln.ac.uk.

Research Areas and Topics

Recent students have tackled biomedical text mining, hybrid information systems management, computer games engines, and using bio-inspired neural networks to prevent collisions with pedestrians. Current students are looking at topics including automated analysis of the game play in video games, development of a low-cost machine vision system for automatic identification of potato blemishes, electronic portfolio support in higher education, and text mining in health-related applications.

Example Research Areas:

  • Computational Neuroscience
  • Machine Learning
  • AI in Healthcare
  • Medical Informatics
  • Medical Image Analysis
  • Data Analytics
  • Device and System Design
  • Computer Vision and Image/Video Analysis
  • Social Computing
  • Robotics and Autonomous Systems
  • Games and Serious Games Applications

Special Features

There is a range of equipment for loan, including Raspberry Pi devices, smartphones, robots, and virtual reality equipment such as HTC Vive and Oculus Quest. Researchers in the School of Computer Science include Marc Hanheide, Professor of Intelligent Robotics and Interactive Systems, and Nigel Allinson MBE, Distinguished Professor of Image Engineering, who has been supported with a £3.3 million grant from the UK’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council for advances in medical imaging.

Student using a HTC device.

How you are assessed

An MSc by Research is usually awarded based on the quality of the student's work and related thesis, and their ability to present and successfully defend their chosen research topic in an oral examination.

An MSc by Research is usually awarded based on the quality of the student's work and related thesis, and their ability to present and successfully defend their chosen research topic in an oral examination.

Entry Requirements 2022-23

First or second class honours degree in a relevant subject.

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages for information on equivalent qualifications:

https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/

Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page
https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/.

If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-session English and Academic Study Skills courses.

https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/pre-sessionalenglishandacademicstudyskills/

These specialist courses are designed to help students meet the English language requirements for their intended programme of study.

Entry Requirements 2023-24

First or second class honours degree in a relevant subject.

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages for information on equivalent qualifications:

https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/

Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page
https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/.

If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-session English and Academic Study Skills courses.

https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/pre-sessionalenglishandacademicstudyskills/

These specialist courses are designed to help students meet the English language requirements for their intended programme of study.

Fees and Funding

For eligible students, there are more ways than ever before to fund your postgraduate study, whether you want to do a taught or research course. For those wishing to undertake a Master's course, UK students can apply for a loan as a contribution towards the course and living costs. Loans are also available to those who wish to undertake doctoral study. The University offers a number of scholarships and funded studentships for those interested in postgraduate study. Learn how Master's and PhD loans, scholarships, and studentships can help you fund your studies on our Postgraduate Fees and Funding pages.

Programme Fees

For eligible students, there are more ways than ever before to fund your postgraduate study, whether you want to do a taught or research course. For those wishing to undertake a Master's course, UK students can apply for a loan as a contribution towards the course and living costs. Loans are also available to those who wish to undertake doctoral study. The University offers a number of scholarships and funded studentships for those interested in postgraduate study. Learn how Master's and PhD loans, scholarships, and studentships can help you fund your studies on our Postgraduate Fees and Funding pages.

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Career Opportunities

This programme provides students with the opportunity to develop a specialism in an area of Computer Science. The study and development of research knowledge may allow students to consolidate their skills and secure positions in research development and the management of technology. There may also be potential to progress into more advanced MPhil/PhD research, including within the School. Employment opportunities are available in many areas of the computer science industry and academia.

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At the University of Lincoln, we strive to ensure our students’ experience is engaging, supportive, and academically challenging. Throughout the Coronavirus pandemic, we have adapted to Government guidance to keep our students, staff, and community safe. All remaining Covid-19 legal restrictions in England were lifted in February 2022 under the Government’s Plan for Living with Covid-19, and we have embraced a safe return to in-person teaching on campus. Where appropriate, face-to-face teaching is enhanced by the use of digital tools and technology and may be complemented by online opportunities where these support learning outcomes.

We are fully prepared to adapt our plans if changes in Government guidance make this necessary, and we will endeavour to keep current and prospective students informed. For more information about how we are working to keep our community safe, please visit our coronavirus web pages.

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