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Advanced Computer Science MSc 16 month

Northumbria University

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Program Overview

You will develop an in-depth understanding of the topics that are defining the industry today and will gain advanced technical skills in areas such as advanced programming, database systems, big data and cloud computing, machine learning, human computer interaction, wireless networks and security. You will be taught in Northumbria’s brand new purpose-built computing facility on our Newcastle City Centre campus with access to industry standard equipment and technology.

 

Accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT for the purposes of partially meeting the further learning academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional.

 

Accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

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  Location

NewcastleUnited Kingdom

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  Course Duration

16 Months

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  Tuition Fee

£ 16,500

 Score

IELTS: 6.5

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You will cover topics such as advanced programming, database systems, big data and cloud computing, machine learning, human computer interaction, wireless networks and security over two semesters of teaching.


On completion of both semesters you will undertake a substantial piece of research and software development related to these modules or an area that particularly interests you.

 

Each module of the course is individually assessed and assignments can take the form of research reports system analysis documentation, programming exercise, group and project work, exams and presentations.

 

Modules


Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

 

Year one

 

  • KF7014 -Advanced Programming (Core,20 Credits)
  • KF7028 -Research Methods and Project Management (Core,20 Credits)
  • KF7031 -Wireless Networks and Security (Optional,20 Credits)
  • KF7032 -Big Data and Cloud Computing (Core,20 Credits)
  • KL7011 -Advanced Databases (Core,20 Credits)
  • KV7001 -Academic Language Skills for Computer and Information Sciences (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)
  • KV7002 -Human-Computer Interaction for Social Change (Optional,20 Credits)
  • KV7006 -Machine Learning (Optional,20 Credits)

Year 2

 

  • KF7029 -MSc Computer Science & Digital Technologies Project (Core,60 Credits)

Entry Requirements 2022/23


Standard Entry


Applicants should normally have:

 

A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in a computing-related discipline which included programming in an object-oriented language, system analysis and design, databases, computer operating systems and networks. Other subject qualifications, equivalent professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

 

English language requirements:

 

International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*).

Fees and Funding 2022/23 Entry


Full UK Fee: £9,075

 

Full EU Fee: £16,500

 

Full International Fee: £16,500

This course will further enhance your already established skills in computer science, providing you with an advanced qualification that will be highly regarded by employers. 

 

Graduates will be equipped with the latest skills to excel in a variety of careers in the IT industry, such as software engineering, network design and management, artificial intelligence or IT consultancy.

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