Taught course

Computer Science

Northumbria University · Computing
MScMSc with Advanced Practice

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in any subject. Other subject qualifications, equivalent professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Would you like to refine your existing knowledge or completely change career direction with a master's degree in computer science? From day one of the Computer Science MSc, you will be immersed in an exciting and innovative learning environment and you are welcome to apply from any academic background.

You will develop broad knowledge and skills in the main areas of computing science such as web development, computer networks and database modelling.

Whether you are looking for a brand-new challenge or to further refine your existing knowledge and expertise, this degree will help you on your way to a high earning career in computer science. Graduates are expected to work in a number of career opportunities across a wide range of specialist computing areas. This will include software engineering, systems analysis and design, computer networks, database development and management, software testing and project management. Graduates have also set themselves up as IT consultants or joined existing consultancy firms.

Designed in consultation with partners from industry, you will develop the most up-to-date computing knowledge, tailor-made to fulfil employment demand. This master’s course is accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT for the purposes of partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional.

Throughout the duration of your course, you will have access to our state-of-the-art facilities. This includes our new Computer and Information Sciences building, where you will have access to dedicated IT systems evenings and weekends. Our equipment is industry leading and absolutely state of the art, meaning that you will graduate familiar with industry standard equipment.

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).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MSc with Advanced Practice
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Admissions Office
0191 227 4444