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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    City Centre Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course Overview

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.

Your Career

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.

Upon graduating from this course, you will have an in-depth knowledge and critical understanding of the main areas of Computer Science, 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. Graduates have also set themselves up as IT consultants or joined existing consultancy firms.

Application deadline

30 June 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 16,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Northumbria University, Newcastle

  • University League Table

    49th

  • Campus address

    Northumbria University, Northumberland Building, Northumberland Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, NE1 8ST, England

Students from around the world come to Northumbria for its reputation in design, engineering, history, law, business and architecture, amongst others.
Northumbria has an international community of students from over 140 countries, and decades of experience in welcoming students to the city of Newcastle.
Northumbria is one of the leading new universities in the UK.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    63rd out of 113 17

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    141 63%

    37th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80.0 80%

    66th

    28
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.91 78%

    59th

    20

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