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Study Computer Science and Information Sciences

The Department of Computer Science and Information Sciences at Northumbria University offers high-quality courses taught in specialist labs and workshops.

If you want to explore the latest technologies in modern labs using industry-standard equipment, then come and see what Northumbria has to offer!  

You can be sure of developing all the skills and knowledge you need to make an immediate impact, whatever your career aspirations. We work closely with employers to design and update our courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level. With guru lectures, field trips, employer-led CV workshops, sandwich placement years and possibility for studying abroad and lots more, you'll have access to recruitment representatives from a wide range of companies.  

With high quality skills-based, accredited courses and a supportive learning environment, we're confident you'll feel right at home studying with us.  

Computing at Northumbria is a mix of everything – lectures, seminars, labs, team projects, and guest lectures! All of the professors have had years of experience in different sectors of IT, and they base assignments on real world scenarios.”

Whitney Phillips, MSc Computing and Information Technology



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Undergraduate Study

We offer a wide range of undergraduate courses. These include our suite of Computer Science courses, Computer Networks and Cyber Security, Computer and Digital Forensics, our industry sponsored Information Technology Management for Business (ITMB) and Information Sciences and Data Analytics.   

Our courses are professionally focused and offer an optional placement year or study abroad year.  Many of our courses incorporate industry speakers and field trips. With extensive professional accreditation across all subject areas, our undergraduate courses will provide the ideal foundation for work or further study.

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Postgraduate Study

We have postgraduate courses for graduates who have studied a related discipline and also for those who have not.  From our suite of Information Sciences courses to Computing and Information Technology our courses have been specially tailored for the next stage for your academic career to either. They can either deepen your knowledge of your chosen field, enable you to change career direction, or take a step towards professional status.

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Distance Learning

Distance Learning offers the opportunity to study wherever you are based in the world without having to set foot on campus. Northumbria’s online environment is supportive with continuous interaction with tutors and other students through virtual seminars and the latest online discussion groups.

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Postgraduate Research

If you're interested in joining one of our research degree programmes, please find more information about all our opportunities at the Graduate School

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36 courses found

Business Computing BSc (Hons)

Undergraduate | Newcastle | 3 years full-time or 4 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Want to know how IT supports business - and develop specialist skills to support business IT systems? Study Business Computing at Northumbria.…

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Computer Science BSc (Hons)

Undergraduate | Newcastle

Enjoy computer science but don’t want to specialise too soon? Study AI, cyber security, games computing, Big Data and more on our flexible…

3 years full-time or 4 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad / Sep start

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3 years full-time or 4 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad / Sep start

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Data Science BSc (Hons)

Undergraduate | Newcastle | 3 years full-time or 4 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Data Science powers the modern world. Prepare yourself for a career in one of computing’s fastest-growing areas. Do it at Northumbria…

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Games Computing BSc (Hons)

Undergraduate | Newcastle | 3 years full-time or 4 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Want to work in game development? Play your part in bringing computer games to life. And do it at Northumbria University.

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Information Science (Data Analytics) MSc

Postgraduate | Newcastle

Are you looking for a Masters-level qualification that will open doors to jobs and promotions in the field of data analytics? This…

2 years full-time (with advanced practice in second year) / Sep start

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1 year full-time / Sep start

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