Computer Science at Newcastle University - UCAS

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Course summary

Our Computer Science MPhil and PhD programme gives you an opportunity to make a unique contribution to computer science research. Your research will be supported by an experienced computer scientist within a research group and with the support of a team of advisers. Research supervision is available under our six research areas, reflecting our strengths, capabilities and critical mass. Advanced Model-Based Engineering and Reasoning (AMBER) Digital Interaction Group (DIG) Interdisciplinary Computing and Complex BioSystems (ICOS) Scalable Computing Secure and Resilient Systems Teaching Innovation Group Research Excellence. Delivery: On starting the programme you will identify and research an open question before formulating an approach to answering it. After agreeing a topic with your supervisor, you will conduct a literature review and refine your research goals. You will be supported through our Research Development Programme, which includes modules on personal development training, research skills, innovation and career development. Following your initial research you submit a project proposal and give a presentation about your work. Once your project proposal is approved you will conduct your supervised research and write a thesis. Your thesis is also assessed by an oral examination. Throughout the course of your research you will write research papers for conferences and journals, travel to present your work and discuss your project with experts from around the world. Our cohesive research community means that you will experience joint research with other students, staff and guests, as well as being part of our active research groups. You will have opportunities to visit other universities and research labs to discuss your research and collaborate. Thesis and viva: Your research is completed by writing a thesis describing your work and successfully defending this in an oral examination, called a viva. At the viva, you will discuss your research with two examiners, including a leading researcher from outside Newcastle. Accreditation The School of Computing Science at Newcastle University is an accredited and a recognised Partner in the Network of Teaching Excellence in Computer Science. Facilities: You will have dedicated computing facilities in the School of Computing Science, including access to the latest tools for system analysis and development. For particular projects, special facilities for networking will be set up as required. All of our students enjoy access to specialist IT facilities to support their studies including: •over 300 dedicated PCs running Linux and Windows •an immersive virtual reality suite •motion capture facilities •3D printing facilities. Our new £58m Science Central building currently being built will enhance the excellent facilities available to our students and academic community.

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree and/or a merit master's degree, or international equivalent, in computer science or a related discipline. International Students: To study this course you need to meet our Band 2 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. Our typical English Language requirements are listed as IELTS scores but we also accept a wide range of English Language tests. The equivalent academic qualifications that we accept are listed on our country pages.

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Computer Science at Newcastle University - UCAS