Taught course

Advanced Computer Science

Newcastle University · School of Computing

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in computing science (though students who have a 2:2 with strong, relevant industrial experience will be considered). We also accept subjects with a significant computing component, such as engineering, systems engineering, mathematics.

We also value relevant industrial computing experience and transferable skills.

Months of entry


Course content

This Advanced Computer Science master's is suitable if you're an honours graduates within computing science. You can also be a graduate from a discipline with a significant computing component such as:

  • engineering
  • systems engineering
  • mathematics.

We also value relevant industrial computing experience and transferable skills

We provide flexible study options so you can tailor your module choices to match your interests and skills. You can select from a wide range of taught modules in the first half of the course and then select your own focus for the final project.

Comprehensive computer science research training will help to develop your skills in computer and information systems. This provides a basis for PhD study. You'll also develop your technical and professional skills to underpin personal development and future career success.

The MSc Advanced Computer Science is demanding and rewarding. It has close links to ongoing research in the School of Computing. We have leading international research groups and three research centres focusing on a wide range of computer science fields, including:

  • security and resilience
  • dependable systems
  • cybercrime
  • cloud computing.

The Advanced Computer Science master's is part of a suite of related courses that also include:

  • Computer Security and Resilience MSc
  • Cloud Computing MSc.

All three courses share core modules. This creates a tight-knit cohort that has encouraged collaborations on projects undertaking interdisciplinary research.

Read more

Information for international students

Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills).

If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English course.

Fees and funding

Please see our course fees and funding web page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Admissions Secretary
+44 (0) 191 208 2736