12 months full time; 24 months part time
Fees per academic year 2013-14
This is a one-year Masters course which concentrates on theory and practice. You will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to design, build and extend the internet infrastructure and to design a variety of distributed applications.
The course provides ample scope for students to carry out challenging project work on networked computing either in the University or in industry. A number of leading IT companies sponsor the course for project work to be carried out at their industrial R&D laboratories, including:
A unique feature of this degree is the close, long-running cooperation with industry. As well as providing project opportunities, the sponsoring companies form an Industrial Advisory Board that ensures the technical content of the course continues to reflect industrial R&D priority areas.
The course, one of the first of its kind in the UK, is approved by the EPSRC and a number of studentships (normally for UK students) are available, including Red Hat sponsored financial assistance.
The programme consists of lectures, in which you learn about relevant theories and principles, and practical sessions in which you develop the skills that are crucial to making those principles effective in practice. You will also undertake a group project as well as an individual project.
Graduates are well equipped to pursue careers as architects or project managers, to undertake basic research or establish their own consulting or software development companies.
A second-class Honours degree, or international equivalent, in computing science or a related subject. We also consider applications from candidates with relevant industrial experience in computing.
Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5, TOEFL 90 (Internet-based), 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.
Students on industrial placements receive additional payments determined by their sponsoring company.
International Students, consult your own government for funding. The University offers International Scholarships, and there are funding opportunities by external organisations available.
Students should consult their employers for sponsorship opportunities.
Visit our postgraduate application site.
There is no closing date for this programme. However, international students applying for September 2013 entry should apply by Friday 12 July 2013 to ensure that they have time to put appropriate arrangements in place.
Early application is advised.
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.