Taught course

Advanced Computer Science with Study Abroad MSc

Northumbria University · Computing

Entry requirements

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.
Equivalent professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be considered.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Designed to meet the needs of industry, MSc Advanced Computer Science Study Abroad 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. Gaining advanced computer science skills in areas such as: application design, computer network security, system development, big data, and cloud computing. You will also have the opportunity to explore computational intelligence, object-oriented design, artificial intelligence, wireless computer network technology, network security, and system development.

This advanced computer science is accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer - and furthermore, for the purposes of fully meeting the further learning academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional.

In the second year of this course you’ll undertake study in another country. Employers often prefer applicants who have a strong international awareness. Our exchange option will increase your experience and it’ll help you stand out from others. The course will also 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.

As a Northumbria University student, you will have access to state-of-the-art facilities. Including the new Computer and Information Sciences building located in the heart of Newcastle, with access to dedicated IT systems on evenings and weekends. Our equipment is industry leading, meaning that you will graduate familiar with industry standard equipment. Learn more about the computer science facilities here.

Information for international students

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

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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