Undergraduate Study

Tabletop interface

Computing Science at Newcastle has an international reputation for excellence in both teaching and research. "The School received a fantastic result in the REF2014 exercise, jumping from 22nd to 9th place in the UK by GPA, placing us in the top quartile for Computing Science. All of our impact case studies were judged to be world-leading. This is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our researchers and their ability to push research boundaries and I am very proud to be part of this effort." (Aad van Moorsel, Head of School). Our research strengths include:

  • cloud and scalable computing,
  • distributed systems,
  • bioinformatics,
  • security,
  • human–computer interaction (including computer graphics), and
  • theoretical computing science.

This feeds into our undergraduate teaching and ensures that our degree programmes incorporate the very latest developments in computing.

Naturally, you will have access to the very latest computing facilities, including our modern dedicated teaching labs. Our students also benefit from a large number of networked computer systems and specialist pieces of research equipment for research projects, such as our immersive Virtual Reality suite, and motion capture facilities and 3D printing. We are also able to provide state-of-the-art video conferencing, and technologies for conference and collaborative learning.

If you wish to spend a year in industry between your second and final years, all our undergraduate degrees include this option. The School has many contacts with local, national and international industry and will help you make suitable arrangements for your year out.

All our undergraduate degrees are accredited by the British Computer Society, which exempts you from further examinations if you decide to apply for Chartered Engineering status after graduating. For further information visit www.bcs.org.

Take a look at the degrees on offer and don't hesitate to contact us if you have a question or would like to chat about your options with us in more detail.

Telephone: +44 191 208 8072
E-mail: cs.admissions@ncl.ac.uk