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Designed to meet the needs of industry, MSc Advanced Computer Science will help you to build on your computing experience and develop cutting-edge IT skills.

You will develop an in-depth understanding of the topics that are defining the industry today and will gain advanced technical skills in areas such as application design, computer network security, system development and big data and cloud computing.

You will be taught in Northumbria’s brand new purpose-built computing facility on our Newcastle City Centre campus with access to industry standard equipment and technology.

Advance Practice Placement

This option offers the opportunity to spend three months working full-time to gain all-important work experience and employability skills. You may be able to extend this over more than one semester in cases where it is adjacent to a vacation period. We will endeavour to help those who prefer this option to source opportunities and to perfect their CV but ultimately the onus is on the student to secure the advance practice placement position through a competitive application process.

Accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT for the purposes of partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional 

Accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirements for incorporated Engineer and partially meeting the academic requirement for a Chartered Engineer  

Are you interested in pursuing an IT career, but don’t have an undergraduate degree in a computing-related subject? MSc Computer Science is the course you’ll need to help you change direction. 

Course Information

Level of Study
Postgraduate

Mode of Study
2 years full-time with Advanced Practice

Department
Computer and Information Sciences

Location
City Campus, Northumbria University

City
Newcastle

Start
September 2020 or January 2021

Fee Information

Funding and Scholarships

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You will cover topics such as computational intelligence, object-oriented design, artificial intelligence, wireless computer network technology, network security and system development over two semesters of teaching.

On completion of both semesters you will undertake a substantial piece of research and software development related to these modules or an area that particularly interests you.

Each module of the course is individually assessed and assignments can take the form of research reports system analysis documentation, programming exercise, group and project work, exams and presentations.

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You will be taught by a range of academic staff who bring a wealth of professional experience. They are experts in specialist areas such as Strategic Management, Computer Science and Web Based Information Retrieval.

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, self-directed learning and communication skills.

You’ll be taught by tutors who have many years’ experience in the computing. Their experience, combined with their on-going active research, will provide an excellent foundation for your learning.

Northumbria has excellent links to industry including companies, such as Accenture, Hewlett Packard and Sage.  

Teaching Staff / Meet the Team

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You will learn in Northumbria’s brand new cutting edge computing facility which is equipped with industry standard technology.

You will have access to dedicated computing areas, which can be used during free periods and into the evenings and weekends.

Facilities

Discover our brand new Computer and Information Science building, coming early 2018.

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Throughout the duration of your course you will be immersed in a research-rich environment, with new and exciting insights into the discipline from our rapidly expanding computer science research groups.

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 University.

You will develop an understanding of important research methods and approaches that could be directly relatable to the demands of your future career.  

 

Research / Department of Computing and Information Sciences

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The MSC Advanced Computer Science course will help you take your skills to an advanced level, enhancing your employment prospects and opening up new job opportunities.

To further enhance your career we will support you in your own professional development through the integration of employability skills and use of regular feedback throughout all stages of your studies.

We will work with you to develop your communication, time and resource management skills. You will leave equipped with the ability to critique your own work and learning experience as well as being able to demonstrate initiative and self-reliance.

Book an Open Day / Experience Advanced Computer Science

Visit an Open Day to really get an inside view of what it's like to study Advanced Computer Science at Northumbria. Speak to staff and students from the course, get a tour of the facilities and discover your funding options.

This course will further enhance your already established skills in computer science, providing you with an advanced qualification that will be highly regarded by employers. 

Graduates will be equipped with the latest skills to excel in a variety of careers in the IT industry, such as software engineering, network design and management, artificial intelligence or IT consultancy.

Book an Open Day / Experience Advanced Computer Science

Visit an Open Day to really get an inside view of what it's like to study Advanced Computer Science at Northumbria. Speak to staff and students from the course, get a tour of the facilities and discover your funding options.

Entry Requirements 2020/21

Standard Entry

Applicants should normally have:

A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in a computing-related discipline which included programming in an object-oriented language, system analysis and design, databases, computer operating systems and networks. Other subject qualifications, equivalent professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

International qualifications:

If you have studied a non UK qualification, you can see how your qualifications compare to the standard entry criteria, by selecting the country that you received the qualification in, from our country pages. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

English language requirements:

International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*).

 *The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS.  You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications

Fees and Funding 2020/21 Entry

Full UK Fee: £10,170

Full EU Fee: £10,170

Full International Fee: £18,500

ADDITIONAL COSTS

There are no Additional Costs

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