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5178f - Advanced Computer Science MSc

Advanced Computer Science MSc

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Start in: September 2021

Our Advanced Computer Science master's provides you with training in a range of emerging computer science topics that will underpin your future career in computing.

Overview

This Advanced Computer Science master's is suitable if you're an honours graduates within computing science. You can also be a graduate from a discipline with a significant computing component such as:

  • engineering
  • systems engineering
  • mathematics

We also value relevant industrial computing experience and transferable skills

We provide flexible study options so you can tailor your module choices to match your interests and skills. You can select from a wide range of taught modules in the first half of the course and then select your own focus for the final project.

Comprehensive computer science research training will help to develop your skills in computer and information systems. This provides a basis for PhD study. You'll also develop your technical and professional skills to underpin personal development and future career success.

The MSc Advanced Computer Science is demanding and rewarding. It has close links to ongoing research in the School of Computing. We have leading international research groups and three research centres focusing on a wide range of computer science fields, including:

  • security and resilience
  • dependable systems
  • cybercrime
  • cloud computing

The Advanced Computer Science master's is part of a suite of related courses that also include:

  • Computer Security and Resilience MSc
  • Cloud Computing MSc

All three courses share core modules. This creates a tight-knit cohort that has encouraged collaborations on projects undertaking interdisciplinary research.

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What you'll learn

Topics are taught at an advanced level. The topics link closely with the research strengths of the School. This means we'll introduce you to the latest developments. You'll focus on both the theory and application of the associated techniques.

The topics covered include:

  • advanced programming
  • distributed algorithms
  • information management
  • safety and dependable systems
  • security and trust
  • formal modelling and system validation
  • internet programming
  • human factors engineering

A team project is also incorporated into the course to provide an opportunity for the development of team working skills.

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 Advanced Computer Science master's will provide you with the skills to pursue a career as a software architect or project manager. You'll also be able to undertake basic research or establish your own consulting or software development company.

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Quality and ranking

All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body

Facilities

You'll have access to a range of latest tools in areas such as:

  • security analysis
  • cloud development
  • system development

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 2021 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.

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  • 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 2021 entry.

Qualifications from outside the UK

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Admissions Secretary
School of Computing

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 2736

Email: Computing.Admissions@ncl.ac.uk

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