School of Computing


Undergraduate Degrees in Computer Science

Our Degrees

World-leading research at Newcastle University feeds into our undergraduate computer science degrees.

Our degrees

All of our Computer Science degrees aim to give you the in-depth knowledge and skills necessary to exploit computing systems throughout your professional life.

By studying a Computer Science degree with us you'll develop:

  • an understanding of the practical, theoretical and professional foundations
  • knowledge of the fundamental techniques used in software engineering
  • a grasp of the underpinning architectural concepts for computer and networking hardware platforms

For additional course content, teaching and assessment, finance information and how to apply, please follow the links below through to our undergraduate website. 

Our Computer Science Degrees

Computer Science BSc Honours

Entry Requirements - A Level: AAB-ABB/AAC, IB: 34-35 points. You'll apply relevant theory to the solution of practical problems. You'll analyse existing algorithms and techniques, and recommend and develop new ones appropriate to specific circumstances in the areas of fundamental systems and major applications.

Computer Science (Bio-computing) BSc Honours

Entry Requirements - A Level: AAB-ABB/AAC, IB: 34-35 points. You'll develop specific knowledge and skills related to bio-computing, computational biology, neuroinformatics applications for data analysis, modelling and simulation.

Computer Science (Human Computer Interaction) BSc Honours

Entry Requirements - A Level: AAB-ABB/AAC, IB: 34-35 points. You'll graduate with specific knowledge and skills related to the design, development and evaluation of interactive digital technologies and systems.

Computer Science (Software Engineering)

Entry Requirements - A Level: AAB-ABB/AAC, IB: 34-35 points. You'll learn specific knowledge and skills related to the development of large-scale fundamental and application software systems.

Computer Science (Games Engineering) BSc Honours

Entry Requirements - A Level: AAB-ABB/AAC, IB: 34-35 points. Our degree in Game Engineering focusses on the design, development and implementation of software that drives computer games (rather than the artistic element of games development).

Computer Science (Security & Resilience) BSc Honours

Entry Requirements - A Level: AAB-ABB/AAC, IB: 34-35 points. You'll develop specific skills related to the development of dependable software systems.

Computer Science (Mobile Distributed Systems) BSc

Entry Requirements - A Level: AAB-ABB/AAC, IB: 34-35 points. You will be able to design, build and integrate advanced networked computing systems in areas such as mobile and wireless communications, computationally intensive financial and health applications, and business-critical enterprise applications.

Industrial Placements

All of our degrees are also offered with an industrial placement, giving you the opportunity to spend a year in industry between your second and final years.

Four-year integrated master's

Many of our degrees are offered as Integrated Master's courses (MComp), which combine undergraduate with postgraduate study.

Why choose us?

Quality and ranking

Ranked 98th in the world for Computer Science by THE World University Ranking 2017, come and study at a world top 100 University for Computer Science!

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.

The majority of our undergraduate degrees are accredited by the British Computer Society. This exempts you from further examinations if you decide to apply for Chartered Engineer status after graduating. 

Computer Science ranked in THE Top 100

Teaching excellence

We are proud to have achieved a Gold Award in the UK Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

The award is a ringing endorsement of Newcastle University’s long tradition of excellence in teaching. It's a tradition already recognised in many different surveys and assessments and, most importantly, by our own students.

We keep our degrees updated with the research discoveries of our expert staff. This ensures you graduate with the most current subject knowledge.

Our academics' specialisms give you access to diverse fields of study, including the latest developments in Cloud Computing, Bio-computing and Cyber Security.

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We really pride ourselves in the supportive environment we provide to our undergraduates.

Transition Officer

We are fairly unique to have one dedicated member of staff whose responsibility is to help our students manage the transition from A-Levels to undergraduate study.

The Transition Officer works with Stage 1 undergraduates to provide:

  • stage 1 pastoral and academic support
  • attendance and academic performance monitoring
  • stage 1 induction

What our students say

Find out what our current students have to say about their course.


We have excellent links with employers

Employers regularly recruit graduates of the School. These include companies such as:

  • Waterstons
  • Accenture
  • IBM
  • Procter and Gamble
  • Sage
  • Nissan
  • GSK 

We run regular employability events throughout the year, including guest lectures from employers, mock interviews, mock assessment centres, coding challenges and an employability week in Semester 1.

We have a Graduate Skills Framework (PDF: 276KB) which was developed with employers. This defines a set of key skills for our students. Together with your degree, these skills will enhance your life beyond university.

Our students get excellent feedback from employers.

Here is some recent feedback for placement students and graduates:

"A very good understanding of the system lifecycle and an above average understanding of basic hardware and software, and programming languages."

"Assignments were completed with confidence and capability – customers would regularly remark positively on the work undertaken."

"I’ve nothing but good things to say about the students we’ve placed, and would hire all of them in a second should the right post come up."


Find out what funding is available for your undergraduate studies.

Sevcon Scholarships

Sevcon Scholarships let you work with an engineering business who will sponsor you through the remainder of your studies.

You'll have the opportunity to get access to paid work experience, a placement year and a job upon graduation. Keep checking this page for more information.

Sandman Undergraduate Scholarship

The Sandman Undergraduate Scholarship is an award of £2,500 per year for undergraduate students studying either a Mechanical Engineering degree programme or studying in the School of Computing.

University Scholarships

Additional scholarships are listed on the University Scholarships page.