Postgraduate

Cloud Computing MSc

Cloud Computing MSc

Full time: 12 months Part time: 24 months

Profile

Cloud computing is revolutionising the way that large, and often complex, datasets are stored and analysed. Our Cloud Computing MSc aims to produce experts with practical experience who can work with companies from around the world to realise the business benefits of this exciting technology.

Our course focuses on both theory and practice so that you can understand and implement cloud computing applications. You will cover key subjects such as advanced object-oriented programming, data mining and big data analytics.

Through this course you will develop both your technical and professional skills to underpin personal development and future career success. Our comprehensive research training provides a basis for PhD study.

This is a demanding and rewarding course. We have close links to research by the Scalable Systems Group and the Digital Institute in the School of Computing. Our Cloud Computing research also has links with companies such as Red Hat and Hewlett-Packard. They often employ our graduates and also offer summer project internships to students.

Our graduates have an excellent record of finding employment. Recent examples include Software Engineer for IBM UK and Software Developer for Red Hat.

All academic staff involved in teaching cloud computing modules have international reputations for their contributions to the field and some have extensive experience as practitioners in industry.

As a student on this course, you will be encouraged to play a full part in the life of the School, participating in seminars delivered by distinguished external speakers. Our experienced and helpful staff are happy to offer support with all aspects of your course from admissions to graduation and developing your career. The course is part of a suite of related courses, which creates a tight-knit cohort.

Feedback from recent graduates

Practical experience, small class size, wonderful tutors and excellent computing facilities. These are the reasons why I chose this programme. If you are looking for a postgraduate MSc degree with practical experiences, this is the place you should send your application to!

Ms Anusuriya Devaraju (Lecturer, National Technical University College, Malaysia)

The course represents a challenging schedule and steep learning curve, but the skills gained have proved invaluable. This course equipped me with a strong theoretical knowledge. It also provided in-depth practical experience with industry relevant technologies. It dramatically enhanced my career prospects.

Mr Ryan Emerson (Software Engineer, Red Hat, UK)

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Modules

You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.

Modules for 2019 entry

Module changes

Course content changes 

Course content changes periodically to reflect:

  • changing staff expertise
  • recent developments in the discipline
  • the requirements of external bodies and partners
  • student feedback
  • numbers of students interested in an optional module

Full details of the modules on offer will be published through the Programme Regulations and Specifications ahead of each academic year. This usually happens in May.

Most module information for 2020 entry will be available from the end of May 2020.

To find out more please see our terms and conditions.

Careers

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Graduate destinations

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Work experience

Work experience placements are a great way to develop relevant skills to excel in your chosen career.

Find out about paid and unpaid work experience options and other ways you can add to your degree.

Fees & Funding

2020-2021 fees

The fees displayed here are per year. If your studies last longer than a year your fee maybe subjected to an annual inflationary increase.

MSc

UK

Full time: £11,550
Part time: £5,775

EU

Full time: £11,550
Part time: £5,775

International

Full time: £23,400

Find out more about our tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts.

EU students starting at Newcastle in 2020 will pay the UK (Home) tuition fee for the full duration of their course.

Funding opportunities

Entry Requirements

A 2:2 honours degree, or international equivalent, in:

  • computing science software engineering
  • computing systems
  • distributed computing
  • internet computing
  • information systems
  • information technology

You should:

  • be good at writing programs in an Object-Oriented programming language, preferably Java
  • be good at analytical thinking and reasoning
  • have a basic exposure to probability theory

We will also consider applicants on an individual basis with lower or non-standard qualifications if they have relevant professional experience in computing.

Find out the equivalent qualifications for your country.

Use the drop down above to find your country. If your country isn't listed please email: international.recruitment@ncl.ac.uk for further information.

English Language Requirements

Select an English language test from the list to view our English language entry requirements.

Please email us at international.recruitment@ncl.ac.uk for further information.

If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a pre-sessional English course. 

How to Apply

You apply online, track your application and contact the admissions team via our applicant portal. Our step by step guide can help you on your way.

Start dates

The course starts in September. There is no application closing date for this course.

We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.

Deposit

If you live outside the UK/EU you must:

  • pay a deposit of £1,500
  • or submit an official letter of sponsorship

The deposit is payable after you receive an offer to study at Newcastle University. The deposit is non-refundable, but is deducted from your tuition fees when you register.