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Why Choose us for a Master's in Computing?

Further your studies with us and network with our partners and world-leading research community.

Quality and ranking

We are a Centre of Excellence for Cyber Security – one of only 14 in the UK demonstrating our expertise in designing secure and resilient networks.

We were ranked 1st for Impact in REF2014 UoA 11.


Our experienced and helpful staff will support you during admission, throughout your computer science studies, and until you graduate. They'll take a keen interest in helping you develop your career.

You'll be encouraged to play a full part in the life of the School, participating in seminars delivered by distinguished external speakers.

You'll have the opportunity to get involved with our very active research community.

You'll benefit from the School of Computing's close links with its industrial partners, opening up opportunities for project work with industrial partners.

Project work

Each of our computer science master's includes an individual project giving you a fantastic opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills in depth, and to work in a research or development team. You will have one-to-one supervision from an experienced member of the faculty, supported with supervision from industry partners as required.

The project can be carried out in:

  • one of the research groups at Newcastle University
  • an industry laboratory or workplace
  • your place of work
  • an external Newcastle University partner
University students

Specialist facilities

You'll be based in the School of Computing, in our £58m Urban Sciences Building.

You'll have access to dedicated computing facilities, and to the latest tools for system analysis and development.

For certain projects, special facilities for networking can be set up as required.

You'll enjoy access to specialist IT facilities to support your studies including:

  • over 300 dedicated School of Computing PCs running Windows
  • over 300 dedicated School of Computing Raspberry Pi devices
  • over 120 dedicated postgraduate PCs running Windows
  • high specification computers for postgraduate-only use
  • 27” monitors with high-resolution (2560x1440) display
  • the latest Windows operating system and development tools
  • motion capture facilities
  • 3D printing facilities
  • Graphics Processing Unit
  • cloud scale virtualisation facilities
  • access to a Linux based website you can customise with PHP hosting services
  • haptic and wearable computing hardware
  • high-performance supercomputers

Our Game Engineering students will be provided with:

  • a high specification PC with gaming quality discrete graphics processing unit and dual monitors
  • an allocated PC and desk space in a project lab

We also have Sony Playstation and NVidia development kits and software as well as other specialist equipment such as Kinect and Oculus Rift and Vive VR systems. The latest consoles are available within the project lab.