The Department of Computer Science is among the top computer science departments in the UK and is currently receiving investment to further strengthen its position. It was rated 5 in the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise and is regularly ranked high in independent league tables.
The digital economy is a high growth, hi-tech area which demands skilled employees who can take a lead role in developing the science and application of new technology. Computer Graphics and its associated areas underlie many of the recent developments, whether it is from visualising a pre-operative scan of a patient, to engaging the public imagination by showing an animation of a new building development. The MRes in Computer Graphics, Visualisation and Virtual Environments will provide an education in this highly active and relevant area.
The Department of Computer Science has a strong national reputation for Computer Graphics research. In particular the links between the Department and the Digital Technium will allow the scheme to expose students to an environment of high growth entrepreneurial businesses, innovation, the latest technology, academic research and industrial and academic partnerships within the digital economy.
The overall aim of this programme is to give students the research background within a major area of the digital economy upon which they can build and innovate, and the transferable skills they need to exploit their efforts. Students will be destined for employment opportunities in further research in academia, hi-tech companies, the public sector, or will consider exploiting their research through company creation.
Students will follow taught modules in Data Visualisation, Volume Graphics, Programming and Graphics APIs, Graphics Surveys and Research Methodology, Fundamentals of Visual Computing, and state-of-the-art Computer Graphics.
International Student Requirements:
Equivalent overseas qualifications may be considered.