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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Computer Science

  • Start Date


  • Course Duration

    1 year full-time, 16 months full-time, 2 years full-time, 3 years part-time, 2 years full-time (with advanced practice)

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  • Course Fees


  • Last Updated

    24 January 2019

Are you excited by the impact of technology on our everyday lives and keen to forge a successful career in the field? From day one, you will be immersed in an exciting, innovative environment where you will develop broad knowledge and skills in the main areas of computing science which will be directly relatable to your future career.

You will take core modules covering areas of computing programming, databases, systems analysis and design, computer networks and web development. Designed in consultation with partners from industry, you will develop the most up-to-date computing knowledge, desired by employers across the industry.

Accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT for the purposes of partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional.

Do you already have an undergraduate degree in a computing-related subject? MSc Advanced Computer Science is the course you’ll need to take your knowledge to the next level.

Modules and Learning

On this course, you will have the opportunity to independently research topics to deepen your learning and understanding, while learning the skills to communicate your research and investigations.

Assessment methods will include reports, presentations, individual, group and project work, alongside regular feedback on your summative assessment.


Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

Year one

  • KC7013 - Database Modelling (Core,20 Credits)
  • KF7010 - Programme Design & Implementation (Core,20 Credits)
  • KF7011 - Systems Analysis & Design with UML (Core,20 Credits)
  • KF7013 - Website Development and Deployment (Core,20 Credits)
  • KF7023 - Computer Networks & Operating Systems (Core,20 Credits)
  • KF7028 - Research Methods and Project Management (Core,20 Credits)
  • KF7029 - MSc Computer Science & Digital Technologies Project (Core,60 Credits)
  • KV7001 - Academic Language Skills for Computer and Information Sciences (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)

Fees and Funding 2019/20 Entry

Full UK Fee: £6,990

Full EU Fee: £6,990

Full International Fee: £15,000

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Your Future

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.

Visit the Computer Science MSc page on the Northumbria University website for more details!




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