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Advanced Computer Science, MSc

Newcastle University, the United Kingdom

Newcastle University

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About Advanced Computer Science, MSc - at Newcastle University

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

About this course

You'll be suitable for this course 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.

What you'll learn

We teach the topics covered at an advanced level and they have close links to the research strengths of the School. We will introduce you to the latest developments in the fields covered. You will 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.

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Notes about fees for this course

See our course-specific Fees and Funding page.

Entry requirements

A 2:2 honours degree, or international equivalent, in computing science. We also accept subjects with a significant computing component, such as:

  • engineering
  • systems engineering
  • mathematics.

We also value relevant industrial computing experience and transferable skills.

English Language Requirements

Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills).

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

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