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Why Choose the School of Computing?

Study computing with us and you'll benefit from quality, innovative teaching and a supportive environment.

Quality and ranking

We're a Centre of Excellence for Cyber Security – one of only 19 in the UK. This demonstrates our expertise in designing secure and resilient networks.

We were ranked 1st for Impact in REF2014 Unit of Assessment 11.

Our degrees are accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS) so that you can be assured that you will graduate with a degree that meets the standard set by the IT industry.

BCS is the Chartered Institute for IT. Studying a BCS-accredited degree provides the foundation for a chartered IT professional, engineer or scientist.

Quality and ranking

Teaching excellence

We keep our computer science teaching updated with the research discoveries of our expert staff. 

Our academics' specialisms give you access to diverse fields of study. This includes the latest developments in cloud computing, bio-computing and cybersecurity.

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We really pride ourselves in the supportive environment we provide to our undergraduates studying computer science with us.

Peer mentors

Recruited from our undergraduate courses, our peer mentors provide support, assistance and guidance to new students as they navigate their first year at Newcastle University.

Mentors work with new first-year students, giving assistance when they need:

  • support
  • someone who listens
  • someone to go through their different options and talk through choices
  • knowledge about where to get specialist advice and help

The scheme is not a substitute for personal tutoring or subject advisers, but does complement and supplement these systems.

Peer mentors are given thorough training. Boundaries are established about the limits of their role and responsibilities (to safeguard both mentors and mentees). They are fully supported by an administrative team.

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