Newcastle University

Newcastle University

Advanced Computer Science

This course provides students 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. Students will develop technical and professional skills that will underpin their future career in computing.

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; mathematics. We also value relevant industrial computing experience and transferable skills. If your 1st language is not English you need IELTS 6.5, or equivalent.

Course modules

Compulsory modules include: Research skills; group project in computer security and resilience; project and dissertation. Optional modules include: Advanced programming in java or object-oriented programming; distributed algorithms or the challenge of dependable systems; big data analytics or human factors engineering; enterprise middleware; system validation; system design; information security and trust; system security; cloud computing; machine learning; high integrity software development. Modules might change at year of entry.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Campus Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU North East

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Key information

Admissions Secretary, School of Computing Science
Telephone number: 
0191 208 7767