Computer Science - MSc


Newcastle University    School of Computing

Full time & Part time September MSc 1 year Full Time / 2 years Part Time
Computer Science (8)

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Immerse yourself in the world of technology with our Computer Science MSc programme at Newcastle University. Designed as a conversion course for individuals with minimal computing experience, this MSc covers a wide array of essential topics including programming, cyber security, and human-computer interaction. The course structure is divided into three main threads: programming, computer networks and architecture, and software engineering. You will also have the opportunity to delve into a dissertation project during the summer months. With a strong emphasis on practical skills and industry relevance, our graduates boast an impressive employability rate of around 90%. The School of Computing, housed in the state-of-the-art Urban Sciences Building, offers a stimulating environment for learning and research. To join this exciting programme, a 2:1 honours degree in any subject (excluding computer science-related fields) is required. If you're ready to embark on a rewarding journey into the world of computer science, apply now and unlock a world of opportunities.

About the course

Our Computer Science MSc is a computer science conversion course. It's suitable for those who have little or no experience in computing. You'll learn:

  • the fundamentals of computing science
  • database design
  • network technologies
  • programming
  • cyber security
  • human computer interaction

This Computer Science MSc can also be taken as Continuing Professional Development (CPD). For example, ICT teachers who are switching to the new computer science curriculum will find this course highly relevant.

Our research expertise feeds into our teaching. This means that you learn at the cutting edge of the discipline. We incorporate new techniques and knowledge into your learning and have an active research community.

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Entry Requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or equivalent, in any subject except those related to computer science.

Graduates of subjects related to computer science should apply for the Advanced Computer Science MSc. This is because of the potential overlap between your first degree and the modules on this course.

We will consider your application on an individual basis if you have lower or non-standard qualifications provided you have relevant experience.


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