Taught course

Advanced Computer Science

Institution
Newcastle University · School of Computing Science
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A 2:2 honours degree, or international equivalent, in computing science. We also accept subjects with a significant computing component such as engineering, systems engineering or mathematics. We also value relevant industrial computing experience and transferable skills.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our Advanced Computer Science MSc provides you with a flexible training programme in a range of emerging computer science topics including: cloud computing; security and trust; resilience; human computer interaction; and mobile and distributed systems. You will develop technical and professional skills that will underpin your future career in computing.

The course is intended for honours graduates within computing science, or a discipline with a significant computing component (eg engineering, systems engineering or 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, providing a basis for PhD study. The course will also develop your technical and professional skills to underpin personal development and future career success.

The course is demanding and rewarding with close links to ongoing research in the School of Computing Science. 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

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Information for international students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 2 English Language requirements: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 Language course.

Fees and funding

Please see our course fees and funding web page.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Admissions Secretary, School of Computing Science
Email
cs.admissions@ncl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 191 208 7767