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Computing and Information Technology (MSc)

Course Description

About this course

Every business relies on computing to succeed, and on knowledgeable, skilled and passionate individuals to manage that vital technology. No matter what your background, if you are practical, creative and ambitious this course can prepare you for a vast range of management opportunities in the field.

Northumbria’s BCS-accredited MSc has been designed in consultation with partners including Accenture and Hewlett-Packard, ensuring you learn all the most up-to-date computing knowledge required by employers across the industry. This plus research-informed teaching, industry-standard software and a strong community of like-minded students led to 95% student satisfaction in the 2014 National Student Survey.

You will cover programming in Java, web development, database modelling, systems analysis and design with UML, and computer networks, whilst also gaining transferable skills in project management and research. You will work in groups to complete practical tasks based on real-life situations and following standard professional practice, supported by extensive one-to-one tutorials. Your dissertation or major project will allow you to specialise in an area of interest.

On graduation you will be perfectly placed to achieve a job you love, equipped with the technical skills and strategic approaches that will enable you to thrive in the workplace.

See the website https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/study-at-northumbria/courses/computing-and-information-technology-ftsj-dtftic6/


This course fully meets the educational requirements for BCS Chartered IT Professional registration.


When you want to get hands-on with technology and really understand how everything connects, how to create games or protect data integrity, our range of specialist facilities will support you. Throughout your work, whether undergraduate, postgraduate or research, you will be able to investigate, diagnose, apply fixes and protections to ensure that organisations can make the best use of their technology.


58% of the department of Computer Science and Digital Technologies research outputs were ranked world-leading or internationally excellent according to the latest UK wide research assessment exercise (REF2014, UoA11) making us the leading Modern University in the North East for research power.

Who would this Course suit?

If you enjoy getting ‘hands-on’ with technology this course is for you. You will be excited by the impact of technology on our everyday lives, and keen to forge a successful career in the field. Your background does not need to be computing-related.

Visit the Computing and Information Technology (MSc) page on the Northumbria University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Applicants should normally have a minimum of a lower second class (2:2) honours degree from a UK university or its equivalent. Professional qualifications that are equivalent to an honours degree may also be acceptable.

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