Northumbria University

Northumbria University, Newcastle

Advanced Computer Science

**Designed to meet the needs of industry, MSc Advanced Computer Science 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 and will gain advanced technical skills in areas such as application design, computer network security, system development and big data and cloud computing. You will be taught in Northumbria's brand new purpose-built computing facility on our Newcastle City Centre campus with access to industry standard equipment and technology. Accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT for the purposes of fully meeting the further learning academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional. 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.

Entry requirements

MSc: 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. International qualifications: If you have studied a non UK qualification, you can see how your qualifications compare to the standard entry criteria, by selecting the country that you received the qualification in, from our country pages. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry English Language requirements: 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

Course modules

For a full list of the modules on your course, please access the course pages at www.northumbria.ac.uk

Assessment methods

Your tutors will use a variety of teaching methods, which may include lectures, seminars, problem-based workshops, case discussions, practical activities, group work and tutorials. Teaching is backed up by a well-designed support system that will underpin your learning journey. You will have access to a Guidance Tutor with whom you can discuss any academic issues. Extensive feedback from both tutors and peers is built into the course.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 - 1 Years
MSc Full-time with advanced practice September 2019 - 2 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 - 16 Months
MSc Full-time with advanced practice January 2020 - 2 Years
MSc Full-time January 2020 - 16 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Centre Campus NE1 8ST North East

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