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Computer and Information Sciences

Computer and Information Sciences encompasses all of our work in artificial intelligence, machine learning, computer forensics and cyber security, digital networks, social computing, human–computer interaction, games, animation and special effects, internet of things, big data and information sciences.

  • Across all of our undergraduate programmes approximately 85% of students graduate with a First Class or Upper Second Class honours degree (Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) 2015/16).
  • Our programmes in Computer and Network Technology and Information Technology Management for Business have achieved over 90% overall student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2016).
  • Majority of our research in Computer Science ranked world-leading or internationally excellent according to the latest UK wide research assessment exercise (Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, UoA11)
  • 90% of research in Information Sciences judged to show very considerable reach and significance (REF2014, UoA36B).
  • Research income increased year on year, with funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), Qatar Science Foundation, Innovate UK, Leverhulme Trust, British Telecom and the European Union, with collaborations spanning the UK, Europe, Africa and Asia.
  • Professional body accreditations include the British Computer Society (BCS), Tech Partnership, Archives and Records Association (ARA) and Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP).
  • Computer Science ranks 5th in the sector and 1st in the North East for sustained employment one year after graduation (Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) data 2017).
  • Sectoral Employer Advisory Board includes Accenture, Hewlett Packard, Nissan, Proctor & Gamble, PWC, Sage, Waterstons, Newcastle Libraries, Eutechnyx and Ubisoft. Placements are regularly undertaken at these organisations by our students, as well as with CERN (the European Organisation for Nuclear Research), Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC), Nestle, General Electric (GE), Mercedes AMG, Microsoft and Siemens.
  • Successful and long-standing relationships with international partner educational institutions, including in South Korea, Malaysia and Singapore, resulting in students from around the world attending our courses.
  • One of only three English universities to be accepted into the prestigious international iSchools consortium of Universities dedicated to advancing the information field.
  • New state-of-the-art £7M Computer and Information Sciences building due to open in 2018 at the heart of our city centre campus, providing a world-leading environment for students and staff.
  • Excellent record of securing and delivering Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs). Three new KTPs established in the last year alone with PII Pipeline Solutions, PrismTech and Lucion Services.
  • The first university in the North East to deliver the Digital Degree Apprenticeship programme, BSc (Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions now expanded into three routes: Software Engineer, Data Analyst and Business Analyst.
  • Working with QA Higher Education to develop and deliver business-focussed postgraduate courses at Newcastle and London, covering computer science, information technology, cyber security and web technologies.
  • Staff in the department are active members of the Digital Living Multidisciplinary Research theme, and the department is a key contributor within the sector to Dynamo, the Digital, Future Cities and Satellite Apps Catapults and Creative Fuse North East.

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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.

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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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