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What will I learn?

Our Advanced Computer Science MSc provides you with training in a range of emerging computer science topics that will underpin your future career in computing.

About this course

You'll be suitable for this course if you're an honours graduates within computing science. You can also be a graduate from a discipline with a significant computing component such as:

engineering
systems engineering
mathematics

We also value relevant industrial computing experience and transferable skills.

We provide flexible study options so you can tailor your module choices to match your interests and skills. You can select from a wide range of taught modules in the first half of the course and then select your own focus for the final project.

Comprehensive computer science research training will help to develop your skills in computer and information systems. This provides a basis for PhD study. You'll also develop your technical and professional skills to underpin personal development and future career success.

What you'll learn

We teach the topics covered at an advanced level and they have close links to the research strengths of the School. We will introduce you to the latest developments in the fields covered. You will focus on both the theory and application of the associated techniques. The topics covered include:

advanced programming
distributed algorithms
information management
safety and dependable systems
security and trust
formal modelling and system validation
internet programming
human factors engineering

A team project is also incorporated into the course to provide an opportunity for the development of team working skills.

Which department am I in?

Newcastle University

Study options

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
£23,400.00 (US$ 32,195) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Newcastle University

King’s Gate,

Newcastle upon Tyne,

Northumberland,

NE1 7RU, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students should have a four-year bachelor's degree with a minimum GPA ranging from 2.8 to 3.2 out of 4.0 (admissions criteria will vary depending on which course they are applying to).

For international students

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. English Language Requirements - IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills).; TOEFL 90 overall (with a minimum of 17 in listening, 18 in reading, 20 in speaking, and 17 in writing).; Pearsons 62 overall (with a minimum of 51 in all sub-skills).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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