International Study Centre

Pre-Masters Programme in Computer Science, Electronic Engineering and Information Security

A pathway leading to postgraduate degrees in areas such as machine learning, artificial intelligence and information security

The Pre-Masters Programme in Computer Science, Electronic Engineering and Information Security at the International Study Centre prepares you for a range of technology-related degrees at Royal Holloway.

Key facts

Course length: Two terms

Entry points: March

Age: 20+

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What you will study

The Pre-Masters Programme in Computer Science and Electronic Engineering is structured to provide students with no prior knowledge of programming or computing systems with a modern introduction to the major technologies involved in computing and electronic engineering, in preparation to study a postgraduate degree.

Additionally, this programme will focus on enhancing your linguistic skills with a module dedicated to academic English language tuition. This will ensure your writing and speaking skills are at an appropriate level to study a postgraduate degree in English.

Progression degrees

After completing your Pre-Masters Programme and meeting the required grades, you can progress to your chosen postgraduate degree at Royal Holloway. This will involve meeting the required grades, which can be subject to change. You will have the opportunity to discuss this with your teachers once you are approaching the end of your programme.

You can study one of the following postgraduate degrees:

Degree Programmes Award Overall Grade English Grade
Artificial Intelligence MSc 50% 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
Artificial Intelligence (Year in Business) MSc 50% 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
Data Science & Analytics MSc 50% 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
Data Science & Analytics (Year in Business) MSc 50% 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
Immersive Technology MSc 50% 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
Information Security MSc 50% 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
Information Security (Year in Business) MSc 50% 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
Machine Learning MSc 50% 60% with no less than 40% in all skills
Machine Learning (Year in Business) MSc 50% 60% with no less than 40% in all skills

Term dates

March 2021 start

Term 1: 22/03/2021 - 04/06/2021
Term 2: 07/06/2021 - 13/08/2021

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