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Are you excited by the impact of technology on our everyday lives and are keen to forge a successful career in the field? From day one, you will be immersed in an exciting, innovative environment where you will develop broad knowledge and skills in the main areas of computing and information technology which will be directly relatable to your future career.

You will take core modules covering areas of computing in programming, databases, systems analysis and design, and computer networks and web development. Designed in consultation with partners from industry, you will develop the most up-to-date computing knowledge, desired by employers across the industry.

 

Do you already have an undergraduate degree in a computing-related subject? MSc Advanced Computer Science is the course you’ll need to take your knowledge to the next level.

Course Information

Level of Study
Postgraduate

Mode of Study
2 year part-time

Department
Computer and Information Sciences

Location
Pandon Building, Newcastle City Campus

City
Newcastle

Start
September 2018 or January 2019

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On this course, you will have the opportunity to independently research topics to deepen your learning and understanding, while learning the skills to communicate your research and investigations.

Assessment methods will include reports, presentations, individual, group and project work, alongside regular feedback on your summative assessment.

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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.

Teaching Staff / Meet the Team

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Throughout the duration of your course you will have access to our state-of-the-art facilities including our dedicated computing suite, Pandon Basement.

Pandon Basement houses specialist facilities and studios with industry-standard software.

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

When you want to get hands-on with technology our range of specialist facilities will support you.

You will also have access to the University’s award winning library (online and on campus). The library achieved the second highest score in the UK in the Times Higher Student Satisfaction Survey 2015.

Facilities

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You will be immersed in a research-rich environment supported by our rapidly expanding Computer Science and Information Science Research Groups.

Northumbria's MSc has been designed to ensure you learn the most up-to-date computing knowledge required by employers across the industry. We offer research-informed teaching, industry-standard software and a strong community of like-minded students.

You will be taught by staff with a strong academic background in areas such as Web Programming who promote innovative and excellent learning and teaching practice.

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

Research / Department of Computing and Information Sciences

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Industry practice has strongly influenced the design of the programme to give you the computing knowledge to work within a variety of roles in the sector.

Learning independently, working collaboratively on projects, evaluating and reflecting upon practitioner experience, are all essential skills of the computing profession. Your modules will enable you to do all of this and more as you develop the qualities needed for a career in computing.

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Upon graduating from this course, you will have an in-depth knowledge and critical understanding of the main areas of Computing and Information Technology, including the key areas of systems analysis, systems development, operating systems, networking, databases and the internet.

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

Graduates are expected to work in a number of career opportunities across a wide range of computer areas including software engineering, systems analysis and design, computer networks, database development and management, software testing and project management.

Student Profiles

Meet our current and former Computing students

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Course in brief

Who would this Course suit?

Do you enjoy getting 'hands on' with technology? If you are looking for a career within a computing field but have an undergraduate degree in another subject, MSc Computer Science is the perfect course for you.

Entry Requirements 2018/19

Standard Entry

Applicants should normally have:

A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree or equivalent. 

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 2018/19 Entry

Full UK Fee: TBC

Full EU Fee: TBC

Full International Fee: TBC

ADDITIONAL COSTS

There are no Additional Costs

FUNDING INFORMATION

Further information on managing your money at university

Find out more about fees and funding for Masters studies. 

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Find out more about fee liability for your studies.

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Any Questions?

Our admissions team will be happy to help. They can be contacted using the details below:

UK/EU Applicants Contact Details:

TEL: 0191 227 4453

et.admissions@northumbria.ac.uk

International Applicants Contact Details:

TEL: 00 44 191 406 0901

FAX: 00 44 191 406 0901

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