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MSc

How long you will study
1 - 3 Years

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About Computer Science at The University of Hong Kong

The Master of Science in Computer Science [MSc(CompSc)] curriculum offers the option of four focused streams of study, a general one and specialised streams in Financial Computing, Cyber Security and Multimedia Computing. The General Stream covers a broad, comprehensive range of Computer Science subjects, including a wide range of courses which students can choose from. The Cyber Security Stream is a multidisciplinary area of study and professional activity concerned with state-of-the-art technology in cyber security. The curriculum covers different aspects of cyber security from different perspectives, including technical, organisational, human-oriented and legal. The Financial Computing Stream is the study of data and algorithms used in finance and the mathematics of computer programs that realise financial models or systems. Financial Computing emphasises practical numerical methods and focuses on techniques that are directly applicable to business and financial analysis. The emphasis will be in the computing aspect of the financial industry. The Multimedia Computing Stream focuses on multimedia computing, communications, analytics, visualisation and applications. Students will gain theoretical and practical skills that will enable them to develop innovative and creative multimedia computing technologies. Students are required to successfully complete 72 credits to graduate. The mode of study may comprise 48 credits of courses plus a dissertation (equivalent to 24 credits) or 60 credits of courses plus a project (equivalent to 12 credits).

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  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-time, Part-timeHow long you will study1 - 3 year
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Notes about fees for this course

For detailed information about the tuition fees for each individual programme, please visit the Tuition Fee and Payment page

Entry requirements

To be eligible for admission to the courses leading to a taught postgraduate qualification, a candidate:

a) shall comply with the General Regulations;

b) shall hold a Bachelor's degree of this University or a qualification of equivalent standard from this University or another comparable institution accepted for this purpose;

c) shall satisfy any other admission requirements which may be prescribed from time to time for the relevant curriculum; and

d) for a candidate who is seeking admission on the basis of a qualification from a university or comparable institution outside Hong Kong of which the language of teaching and/or examination is not English, shall satisfy the University English language requirement applicable to high degrees as prescribed under General Regulation G2(b).

An application for exemption from the above requirements shall be considered on a case by case basis.

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