Computer Science with Web Development MComp

UCAS code G409 MComp/CSWD

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About this course 2019/20

Demand is strong for graduates with the skills and expertise to develop and maintain the highly usable, dynamic websites and innovative web applications that are a key part of modern life and business with most organisations now having an online presence.

The MComp (Hons) Computer Science with Web Development is an integrated masters course for those with high career aspirations. It will give you an extra edge in today’s competitive job market and will allow you to explore your subject in greater depth, with a final year that leads to an integrated masters qualification.  The course covers a broad range of computing specialisms and will open the door to a vast range of careers within this industry.

From day one, you will be immersed in an exciting, innovative environment where you will develop your theoretical and technical knowledge and skills which will be directly relatable to your future career.

You'll work in dedicated facilities to learn the skills you need to develop dynamic and responsive web based systems.

Northumbria is ranked 5th in the sector nationally and 1st in the North East for the sustained employment of Computer Science graduates one year after graduation. (Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) 2017)

Learn from the best

You will be taught by a range of academic staff who bring a wealth of professional experience from the computer science industries. Coupled with wider technical knowledge, whereby the staff have published work in prestigious authored journals, you will be taught the essential skills you need to succeed in your future career.

This course will ensure you are immersed in a teaching and learning environment which provides you with the support, direction and practical knowledge to help you get the most out of your time at Northumbria.

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Teaching and Assessment

In your first two years you will study a broad computer science curriculum upon which all computing is based, enabling you to specialise in web development in the final two years to harness and utilise the complex, ever expanding world of the Internet.

You will gain advanced skills in designing and programming dynamic and responsive web based systems that process and integrate content from multiple sources, including third party web services like Google Maps, social media and remote databases, and in web systems engineering. This will include development using a leading Cloud-based service provider such as Amazon or Google.

Your final year will be your Masters-level year, when you will work in advanced areas, and continue your choice of specialism, allowing you to gain the skills that set you apart from the rest  you

Your assessments are designed to help you develop the knowledge, understanding and skills required of a computer science graduate. You will be assessed through a variety of different methods including exams, reports, presentations, individual, group and project work.

Learning Environment

You will be provided with a wide range of learning opportunities in a challenging, stimulating and dynamic quality learning environment.

Computer Science with Web Development students will have the opportunity to access state of the art facilities and equipment which will encourage your individual intellectual freedom and allow your creative vision to become a reality.

You will have access to computing areas which students can use during free periods and into the evenings and weekends.

When you want to get hands-on with technology and really understand how everything connects, how to create games or protect data integrity, our range of specialist facilities will support you.

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Research-rich Learning

We are living in a digital age where all of our lives are impacted by computer sciences and digital technologies, from cyber security and computational intelligence to games and visual effects. You will be immersed in a research-rich environment with new and exciting insights into the discipline by our rapidly expanding Computer Science research groups.

You will be taught by staff with a strong academic background in areas such as, Computational Linguistics, Web Programming and Informational Visualisation. With access to diverse research work carried out by our expert academic staff, we seek to promote innovative and excellent learning and teaching practice, which will improve your student experience here at Northumbria.

In a dynamic learning environment with an expert team of staff, you will be taught theoretical and practical research skills such as information literacy, as well as problem solving skills around project management, self-directed learning and communication skills.  

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Give your career an edge

For those with high career aspirations, this integrated Masters course can give you an extra edge in today’s competitive job market. Here at Northumbria, we know how valuable work experience can be in terms of giving you a head start in your career so we enable you to gain real-world experience on a yearlong professional placement in your third year on this course.

Previous students have had the opportunity to go on a placement in blue chip companies such as Hewett Packard and GlaxoSmithKline and at CERN in Geneva. CERN has doubled the number of students it will take on placement, reflecting the respect and value placed on this degree by prestigious industry professionals.

You will also have the opportunity to study abroad in your third year at a partner institution, enabling you to gain global perspective on your subject and boost your future career prospects.

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Your Future

Upon graduating, you will be equipped with the ability to take on a responsible role and start a successful career. This course covers a broad range of computing specialisms, including web development and will open the door to a vast range of careers within this industry.

We place a real emphasis on developing the transferable skills that will open doors to a range of careers in computer science including communication, analytical and problem solving skills, technical skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.

As a computer science graduate, you could enter a career such as software engineering, systems analysis and design, computer networks, database development and management, software testing, artificial intelligence, embedded systems and web development roles such as, web developer, front-end web developer, back-end web developer, and consultant.

Course info

UCAS Code G409 MComp/CSWD

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 4 years full-time or 5 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Department Computer and Information Sciences

Location Pandon Building, Newcastle City Campus

City Newcastle

Start September 2019

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