Advanced Computer Science with Advanced Practice, M.Sc. | Northumbria University | Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
M.Sc. On Campus

Advanced Computer Science with Advanced Practice

24 months
19500 GBP/year
12075 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Designed to meet the needs of industry, the Advanced Computer Science with Advanced Practice programme from Northumbria University 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 and will gain advanced technical skills in areas such as application design, computer network security, system development and big data and cloud computing.

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.


This option offers the opportunity to spend three months working full-time to gain all-important work experience and employability skills. You may be able to extend this over more than one semester in cases where it is adjacent to a vacation period. We will endeavour to help those who prefer this option to source opportunities and to perfect their CV but ultimately the onus is on the student to secure the internship position through a competitive application process.

Accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT for the purposes of partially meeting the 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 fully meeting the academic requirements for incorporated Engineer and partially meeting the academic requirement for a Chartered Engineer  

Career Edge

  • The Advanced Computer Science with Advanced Practice programme from Northumbria University will help you take your skills to an advanced level, enhancing your employment prospects and opening up new job opportunities.
  • To further enhance your career we will support you in your own professional development through the integration of employability skills and use of regular feedback throughout all stages of your studies.
  • We will work with you to develop your communication, time and resource management skills. You will leave equipped with the ability to critique your own work and learning experience as well as being able to demonstrate initiative and self-reliance.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Decision Support Systems 
  • Implementation of Object Oriented Designs 
  • Research Methods and Project Management 
  • Wireless Networks and Security 
  • Big Data and Cloud Computing
  • Academic Language Skills for Computer and Information Sciences 
  • Human-Computer Interaction for Social Change

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

National students are advised to apply early to secure your place and organise any sponsorship or funding.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19500 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    12075 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12075 GBP per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Newcastle upon Tyne

560 - 991 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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