Computer Science MSc

12 months full time; up to 24 months part time


Fees per academic year 2014-15

UK and EU: full time £6,000 part time £3,000
International: full time £15,490 part time fees

More information is available about tuition fees and discounts.

Programme Overview

Starting with an introduction to the fundamentals of computing science, this conversion course will equip you with the basic skills you will need later in your career.

The programme will teach the fundamentals of the subject through lectures and practical work covering topics such as requirements analysis, database design, network technologies and programming (using the Java programming language). Towards the end of the programme you will have the opportunity to devote your time to an individual project which will include a dissertation and presentation.

The programme will develop your knowledge, skills and experience in:

  • Object-oriented design and implementation
  • Data structures
  • Evaluation in system design and development
  • Usability, accessibility and cognitive dimensions in system design
  • Identification and modelling of system requirements
  • Management of the software development process
  • Qualitative and quantitative research methods

Graduates of this course have an excellent track record in finding employment. Recent examples have included a graduate trainee for British Airways, a computer programme analyst for South Western Electricity Board, and a software engineer for BT.


Find out more detailed information about the programme modules

+Entrance Requirements

A lower-second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in any subject. Graduates of subjects related to computer science will be considered, but applications will be dealt with on an individual basis because of the potential overlap between the first degree and the modules on the programme. We will also consider applicants on an individual basis with lower or non-standard qualifications provided they have relevant experience.

Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5, TOEFL 90 (Internet-based), Pearson's PTE Academic Test 62 or equivalent.

Our INTO Newcastle University Centre can provide extra tuition to help you meet the University's English language requirements.

The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has rules for international students regarding minimum English language requirements.

+Scholarships and Other Sources of Funding

More information on scholarships, studentships, bursaries and other funding is available from our database.

+How to Apply

Visit our postgraduate application site.

There is no closing date for this programme. However, international students applying for September 2014 entry should apply by Friday 11 July 2014 to ensure that they have time to put appropriate arrangements in place.

Please note: As a formal condition of the offer to study at Newcastle University, students from outside the UK/EU are required to pay a deposit of £1,500 or submit an official letter of sponsorship for their chosen programme. The deposit payment is non refundable, but will be deducted from tuition fees upon registration.

+Further Information

For further information please contact:
Admissions Secretary
School of Computing Science
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8072

Subject Overview

This programme is within the subject area of Computer Science.

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