g420 - Comp Sci (MDS) BSc

Computer Science (Mobile and Distributed Systems) BSc Honours

UCAS Code: G420 (3 Years)

Course Overview

This degree provides a firm foundation in the important field of mobile and distributed systems.

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At a Glance


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Degree Awarded
BSc Honours

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Course Duration
3 Years

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Entry Requirements
IB: 34-35 points

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You study a broad curriculum in your first two years, developing knowledge in different aspects of computing science, and gaining skills in problem solving, program design and implementation.

In your third year, you move onto specialist topics in mobile and distributed systems, developing skills and knowledge for your future career.

Your modules focus on the design and development of advanced systems that allow multiple computers to communicate, for example, in online banking or gaming. These include internet technology and system and network security.

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Course Details

Our degrees are divided into Stages. Each Stage lasts for an academic year and you need to complete modules totalling 120 credits by the end of each Stage.

Programme modules do change and therefore may differ for your year of entry.

Stage 1

Compulsory modules

Stage 2

Compulsory modules

Entry Requirements

All candidates are considered on an individual basis. If your qualifications are not listed here, please see our additional entry requirements web pages to find out which other qualifications are considered. 

The entrance requirements below apply to 2017 entry.

Undergraduate Admissions Policy

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Computer Science careers

In the present job market, computing science graduates are better placed than many others to obtain employment in a challenging and fulfilling career, and the employability of Newcastle graduates is particularly high.

Computing manufacturers and software houses, for example, recruit specialists to develop software solutions. Organisations that use computers on a large scale – such as banks, insurance companies, the electronics industry, central and local government, and management in all areas of business – also offer employment opportunities to graduates with computing skills.

Find out more about the career options for Computer Science from Prospects: The UK's Official Careers Website.

What our graduates go on to do: employment and further study choices

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The destination data is available in varying levels, beginning with the University and moving through Faculty and School down to individual course reports. This final level may give you some useful ideas about possible options after your course or a course you are considering.

Careers and employability at Newcastle

Newcastle University consistently has one of the best records for graduate employment in the UK.

94% of our 2014/15 UK/EU graduates progressed to employment or further study within six months of graduating.

Of our graduates who entered employment 85% were in a professional or managerial position.

We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through an initiative called ncl+. This enables you to develop personal, employability and enterprise skills and to give you the edge in the employment market after you graduate.

Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers.

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UCAS codes for Newcastle University

  • institution name - NEWC
  • institution code - N21

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