Computer Science scholarships
Computer Science scholarships are available to international students applying to study a Masters in Big Data or The Internet of Things, commencing in September 2017.
If you hold the equivalent of a UK First Class undergraduate degree you will automatically be considered for the scholarship, which is a £2,000 tuition fee discount.
How do I apply?
All eligible applicants are automatically considered.
The masters programmes in Big Data (with or without a year in industry) are:
- Computational Finance
- Data Science and Analytics
- Machine Learning
- The Internet of Things
- Distributed and Networked Systems.
The Internet of Things is a new and fast expanding area in Computer Science, technology and engineering: it concerns the new generation of systems of networked devices that are becoming capable of sensing, transmitting and acting on data: smart homes, smart cities, smart industries, and so on. A series of reports, among which several published by Gartner, place the IOT as a new and transformative technology domain that will require millions of developers worldwide by 2020.
The Masters in The Internet of Things at Royal Holloway will provide you with advanced knowledge and skills in three essential and critical areas:
- Data analytics is essential for getting value from the IOT. For example, in Formula One racing there are hundreds of sensors providing thousands of data points for analysis such as tyre pressure and fuel burn efficiency, which have to be collected in real-time for very quick analysis by race engineers onsite.
- Distributed computing and systems concern technical aspects such as algorithms for distributed coordination, time-synchronisation, scalable storage, virtualisation and cloud computing technologies, as well as methodological aspects such agent-based modelling and simulation.
- Cybersecurity is another essential aspect of the IOT. Recent news such as the safety recall issued by Fiat Chrysler of 1.4m vehicles in the US after tech magazine Wired reported that hackers had taken control of a Jeep Cherokee via its internet-connected entertainment system, are examples of how privacy, safety and security are major concerns for the IOT.
Royal Holloway is recognised for its research excellence in Machine Learning, Information Security, and Global Ubiquitous Computing. We work closely with companies such as Centrica (British Gas, Hive), Cognizant, Orange Labs (UK), the UK Cards Association, Transport for London and ITSO. We host a Smart Card Centre and we are a GCHQ Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research (ACE-CSR).
The programme is offered with or without a paid industrial placement (internship).
The programme can be taken part-time over two years, but without a placement.
Opportunities for on-campus part-time work are available.
Fees and admissions
Applications for entry to all our degrees can be made online. General information on the application process is available here. Feel free to contact our admissions team if you require any further information.
Whilst there are no set deadlines for applications, we strongly advise you to apply as early as possible, especially if you require a visa. There are also deadlines for applying for accommodation.
Candidates should have, or expect to gain, at least a good upper second-class honours degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or other subjects that include a strong element of mathematics or computing. Industrial experience may compensate for lesser degrees or lack of technical qualification, as will demonstrated programming skills and a strong ability to learn. All applications are treated on an individual basis.
Non-native English speaking applicants should hold IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. You should visit the International pages for information on the entry requirements from your country and further information on English language requirements. Royal Holloway International offers a Pre-Master’s Diploma for International Students and English language pre-sessional courses, allowing students the opportunity to develop their study skills and English language before starting their postgraduate degree.
Fees for 2017/18 are:
For Home/EU students, £8,300.
- For International students, £18,500. A scholarship of £2,000 will be automatically provided (and deducted from the fees payable) if you hold the equivalent of a UK first-class degree.
- The fee for the second year for students enrolled for a Year-in-Industry pathway will be 20% of the fee for 2017/18.
- The fee for part-time students in each year depends on the number of credits taken in that year.
- Note that, if you classify as an international student, you are required to pay a deposit.
Scholarships are available.
Information on the cost of living is available in the official webpage.
Information for international students on applying for a student visa is in the official webpage – look for the step-by-step guide.
For more information click "Further official information" below.