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5055F - Computer Science MSc

Computer Science MSc

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Start in: September 2022

Study the principles and practice of computing with this computer science conversion course.

Overview

Our Computer Science MSc is a computer science conversion course. It's suitable for those who have little or no experience in computing. You'll learn:

  • the fundamentals of computing science
  • database design
  • network technologies
  • programming

This Computer Science MSc can also be taken as Continuing Professional Development (CPD). For example, ICT teachers who are switching to the new computer science curriculum will find this course highly relevant.

Our research expertise feeds into our teaching. This means that you learn at the cutting edge of the discipline. We incorporate new techniques and knowledge into your learning and have an active research community.

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What you'll learn

The taught part of the course follows three main threads:

  • programming: introduces the Java programming language
  • computer architecture: covers the basic structure of computers and computer networks
  • software engineering: considers the problems of the design and implementation of large computing systems produced by a team of designers and programmers

The three summer months are devoted to a dissertation project (worth 60 credits).

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.

How you'll learn

 

Your future

What are the job opportunities after completing a MSc Computer Science?

Our graduates have an excellent record of finding employment (around 90%). Recent examples include:

  • graduate trainee, British Airways
  • software developer, IBM UK
  • graduate developer, Scott Logic
  • software engineer, BT

Our Careers Service

Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers. We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through our ncl+ initiative.

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Quality and ranking

All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body

Facilities

The School of Computing is based in the £58million Urban Sciences Building, a flagship development located on the £350m Newcastle Helix regeneration site in the heart of Newcastle. It brings together:

  • academia
  • the public sector
  • communities
  • business and industry

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2022 entry (per year)

What you're paying for

Tuition fees include the costs of:

  • matriculation
  • registration
  • tuition (or supervision)
  • library access
  • examination
  • re-examination
  • graduation

Some of our degrees involve additional costs which are not covered by your tuition fees.

Find out more about:

  • additional costs
  • living costs
  • tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts

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Entry requirements

The entrance requirements below apply to 2022 entry.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

How to apply


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  • discover what students think about studying at Newcastle

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Get in touch

Questions about this course?

If you have specific questions about this course you can contact:

Admissions Secretary
School of Computing
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 2736
Email: Computing.Admissions@ncl.ac.uk

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