We live in a fast-changing environment, one in which computer systems become ever more complex, critical and interconnected as well as often being directly related to everyday activity for many people. Computing Science at Newcastle aims to help you thrive in that dynamic environment through fundamental computing science research that is extended through application to industrial and interdisciplinary challenges.
The School of Computing Science is one of the longest established in the UK and our reputation, built up over more than 50 years, means that we are able to secure research funding from sources such as the UK research councils, the European Union and industry. Our current portfolio of projects is worth over £10M.
Research is currently clustered in five groups:
All our groups are supported by, and in many cases lead, large multisite national and international projects involving the active engagement of both industry and other research disciplines.
Our research degrees and taught programmes are based in the School but benefit from selected teaching and supervision by staff from different parts of the University. For example, the MSc in Bioinformatics and Computational Systems Biology is taught jointly with the Faculty of Medical Sciences and the MSc in E-Business and Information Systems is jointly taught with Newcastle University Business School. This ensures high-quality input for interdisciplinary work and adds to the opportunities for project work with industrial partners.
As you would expect, we have excellent computing facilities. As a postgraduate student, you will enjoy access to dedicated PC clusters running Windows and Linux and personal workspaces reserved for research and MSc students.