Course Type


2 Years




English Requirements

IELTS 6.5/5.5


Designed to meet the needs of industry, MSc Advanced Computer Science Study Abroad will help you to build on your computing experience and develop cutting edge IT skills.

You will develop an in-depth understanding of the topics that are defining the industry today. Gaining advanced computer science skills in areas such as: application design, computer network security, system development, big data, and cloud computing. You will also have the opportunity to explore computational intelligence, object-oriented design, artificial intelligence, wireless computer network technology, network security, and system development.

This advanced computer science is 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 – and furthermore, for the purposes of fully meeting the further learning academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional.

In the second year of this course you’ll undertake study in another country. Employers often prefer applicants who have a strong international awareness. Our exchange option will increase your experience and it’ll help you stand out from others. The course will also 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.

As a Northumbria University student, you will have access to state-of-the-art facilities. Including the new Computer and Information Sciences building located in the heart of Newcastle, with access to dedicated IT systems on evenings and weekends. Our equipment is industry leading, meaning that you will graduate familiar with industry standard equipment. Learn more about the computer science facilities here.

Entry Requirements:

Postgraduate Programmes

4-year Bachelor’s degree or 3-year Honours from a high-ranked HEC recognised Universities 54.5% / 2.5 / CB
for courses requiring a UK 2:2 equivalent

64.5% / 3.5 / BA for courses requiring a UK 2:1 equivalent

Masters degree

49.5% / 2.0 / CC

Graduate Certificate

4-year Bachelor’s degree or 3-year Honours from a high-ranked HEC recognised Universities 44.5% / 1.5 / DC
Masters degree 39.5% / 1.0 / DD

English Language Req:

IELTS 6.5, with no single element below 5.5, or equivalent

Fee & Funding:

Fees and Funding 2022/23 Entry

Full UK Fee: TBC

Full EU Fee: TBC

Full International Fee: TBC

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