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Computer and Information Sciences

In Computer and Information Sciences we are dedicated to preparing our students for success, combining high-quality teaching with world-leading research

Creative teaching and world-class research are conducted in our award-winning, state-of-the-art £7m building. Located at the heart of Northumbria’s campus in the centre of the vibrant city of Newcastle, our Department is a bustling hub of innovation and talent. We are diverse and inclusive, with a strong focus on equality. We are proud of our community contributions, at local, national and international levels.

The Computer and Information Sciences degree programmes we offer benefit from strong relationships with partners in business and industry, and our graduates are well-prepared for work or further study. Our research targets some of the biggest challenges we currently face, including global health and well-being, sustainability, safety and security, and digital living and learning.

In the recent Research Excellence Framework (REF2021), we were ranked 12 in the UK (out of a total of 90 departments) for research power (a measure of both quality and volume), a rise of 54 places.  We are one of only 19 Universities to be recognised as an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research.

Our undergraduate degree programmes are accredited by the British Computer Society, the Chartered Institute for IT, for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional.

As essential partners in the £40m Institute of Coding, government-funded to address the UK's digital skills shortage, we're at the forefront of driving change in the field. And with our emphasis on excellence, whether in undergraduate or masters in computer science pursuits, you'll discover an enriching academic journey with us. 

Take a look at some of our courses in Computer Science: Computer Science MSc





Computer and Information Sciences Courses

Computer and Information Sciences at Northumbria University encompasses all of our work in computer science, games, animation and digital visual effects, computer forensics and security, network technology, website development, library management and information sciences.


Computer and Information Sciences Staff

Computer and Information Sciences students learn from the best – inspirational academic staff with a genuine passion for their subject. Our courses are at the forefront of current knowledge and practice and are shaped by world-leading and internationally excellent research.

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Undergraduate Open Day Events

Looking to study in with us in September? Our Undergraduate Open Day Events are the perfect opportunity for you to find out as much as you can about our wide range of courses and world-class facilities.

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