Computing and Information Technology MSc

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About this course

The course has been designed for people who need a more flexible approach to study. As this is a distance learning course, you can decide on the most appropriate time each week when you study. Within limits set by the academic calendar, it is also possible to take short study breaks if your work, or other commitments, require it.

What could you study? 

  • Program Design & Implementation
  • Database Modelling
  • Systems Analysis and Design with UML
  • Computer Networking
  • Website Development and Deployment
  • Research & Project Management

Refer to the modules section for the credit value of each module and links to the module descriptions.

The taught modules are delivered over a two year period with three modules being studied each academic year. The delivery schedule for these modules, and your answers to any other queries, may be obtained from the course leader using the Applicant Contact Details to the right of this page.

On successful completion of 60 credits you would be eligible for the award of a Postgraduate Certificate. Normally, however, we would expect you to continue the course by studying a further 60 credits to progress to the award of a Postgraduate Diploma, and then undertake either the MSc Project or the Masters Dissertation to complete the full programme and be awarded the MSc Computing and Information Technology.

The Database Modelling, Website Development and Deployment, Computer Networking, and Program Design & Implementation modules include practical computer work. The remaining modules offer a more theoretical approach to the subject. For the practical work, you may choose to work at home on your own computer or at your place of employment. Students living near to the university are welcome to use the computers here.

Who should study this course?
This course is designed primarily for students who are currently in employment. Students not in employment should consider the full-time delivery of the course.

This course is suitable for students from a non-computing background seeking to gain a solid grounding in a range of skills and techniques that are relevant to the computing and information technology industry. These include learning SQL with the Oracle RDBMS; the Java programming language; (X)HTML, CSS and PHP for web development; and the Unified Modelling Language.


Course info

Level of Study Postgraduate

Mode of Study Normally 3 years by distance learning (September and January enrolments)

Department Computer Science and Digital Technologies

Location Ellison Building, Newcastle City Campus

City Newcastle

Start September 2015 or January 2016

Computing and Information Technology MSc