Computer and Information Sciences

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

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  • Computer Science is a flagship course with 95% student satisfaction in the National Student Survey (NSS 2014).
  • Our composition includes an internationally recognised iSchool, part of a network of 77 world-leading institutions – including the universities of California and Toronto – dedicated to advancing the information field.
  • Provider of the Tech Partnership championed Information Technology Management for Business (ITMB) degree designed specifically to address industry demand.  
  • Flexible undergraduate courses with BSc (Hons), Integrated Masters MComp and pathways in Computer Science, Computer Networks and Security, and Information Technology.
  • Accrediting bodies include from the Chartered Institute of IT (BCS), Tech Partnership, Archives & Records Association (ARA) and Chartered Institute of Library & Information Professionals (CILIP).
  • Postgraduate on-campus and distance learning programmes including a suite of Information and Data Sciences courses and Computer courses, designed both for those graduates with a computing undergraduate degree and those without.
  • Specialist research in artificial intelligence and expert systems, computer security, computer animation, games and visualisation, and digital information (consumers, socio technical design, behaviours and literacy, libraries archives and records).
  • Excellent research  in Computer Science with 58% of our outputs ranked world-leading or internationally excellent according to the latest UK wide research assessment exercise (REF2014, UoA11) making us the leading Modern University in the North East for research power. 
  • Excellent impact in Information Sciences with 90% of our research impact judged to show very considerable reach and significance (REF2014, UoA36B).
  • Employer Advisory Boards for academic programmes include representatives from Accenture, Eutechnyx, Hewlett Packard, Nissan, Proctor & Gamble, Sage and Waterstons, Newcastle Libraries, PWC and RIBA Enterprises Ltd.
  • Our composition includes an internationally recognised iSchool, part of a network of 77 world-leading institutions – including the universities of California and Toronto – dedicated to advancing the information field.
  • Partner in the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Cyber Security Institute.
  • Funding from EPSRC, Qatar Science Foundation, Innovate UK, ESRC, Leverhulme, AHRC and European Union Erasmus+ for research across the UK, EU and Asia.