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Newcastle College,Newcastle,England


MSc Applied Computing Full Time
    Applied Science & Technology

Course OverviewOrganisations need well qualified and skilled individuals who have specialised in an area of computing, in order to provide solutions in a business environment. This programme will equip individuals to work effectively in a range of careers in the computing industry. This is a 12-36 month full time programme which includes taught and distance learning modules. The course is validated by Leeds Metropolitan University.
Who the Course is forThis programme is for applicants who have recently achieved an Honours Degree in a computing discipline, or for individuals who have studied an Honours Degree in a different subject area to convert to a computing discipline. This programme allows students to achieve a postgraduate qualification in order to gain the skills and knowledge needed to develop a successful career in their specialist area.
Course ContentThe course covers a range of specialist subjects to provide you with a multi-disciplined approach. You will be able to choose from a range of optional modules to specialise in your chosen area. You will study 180 credit points to achieve the full MSc. Types of subjects that you can specialise may include:
Core Modules
- Dissertation (40 credits)
- Research Methods (20 credits)
- Individual Computing Project (20 credits)
Optional Modules (all 20 credits each)*
- Web Technologies
- Advanced Network Technologies
- System Design and Architecture
- Mobile Software Development
- Programme Design and Implementation
- Project Management
- Computer Crime Investigation and Analysis
- Crime Scene Management, Court Room and Expert Witness Skills
- Information Security and Cryptography
- Digital Image Processing
* Optional modules are subject to change and demand.
Course Details
Start Date: 19 September 2011
Duration: Flexible
Class Days/Times: Various / Various
Venue: Rutherford Building, Rye Hill Campus 
Entry Requirements
- An Honours Degree
- If English is not your first language you will also need an IELTS score of 6 or above.
Learning Methods
You will learn through a variety of different methods including:
- Individual study/research
- Group Work
- Lectures and seminars
Assessment Methods
- In course technical reports
- Presentations
- Case studies
- Time-Constrained Assessments
- Individual study/research
- Group Work
Qualifications Gained
On completion of 180 credit points you will achieve the MSc Applied Computing qualification, which is validated through Leeds Metropolitan University.
(PG Cert/PG Dip/MSc)

Progression OpportunitiesThere are many exciting and varied employment opportunities awaiting successful students. At this high level of study you will have the opportunity to build upon and develop relevant management knowledge and skills.
Career Possibilities
We have excellent contacts with a range of companies many of whom have contributed to the development of the course. This means that not only can you be assured your course is valued by employers, but that you’ll also have the opportunity to develop your own links with companies. This will improve your employment prospects when you finish the course. Graduates from the programme learn the latest skills and computing knowledge that equips them for entry into the computing and information technology profession. On completion Students will look to pursue a career in their specialist area, such as web development, web management, network security, network maintenance, network management, consultancy, programming, software development, project management, games development, computer forensic investigations or media development for example. Some graduates return to their previous careers to progress to a management post, benefiting from a greater understanding of the nature, capabilities and limitations of computer systems.
CostsPlease call +44 191 226 6323 or email to confirm the fee for this course.
Course costs may be subject to change. These quoted course costs may not apply for Further Education students resident in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland but are applicable to students from England and the remainder of the EU. They do not apply to international students from outside the EEA who should contact our International Office for information on course and other costs (telephone +44 191 226 6323 or email
You will normally have to pay for course items such as stationery, books and equipment. Some courses have placements or visits which may have costs attached.
If you need information on any financial support that may be available to help you with fees or study costs on this course, please see our leaflet entitled ‘Free study and help with study costs’ which is available from Student Services based in Rye Hill House (see contact details below). Student Services can also offer advice and assistance on accessing any financial support that may be available.Unless sponsored by an employer you will be responsible for paying the fees. You will normally also have to pay for course items such as stationery, books and equipment. Some courses have placements or visits which may also have costs attached. Students on this course are not eligible for any statutory funding or other government financial assistance except Disabled Students Allowance (DSA). If you have any queries please contact Student Services.
All full time Higher Education students now have to pay tuition fees. You may be eligible for a Student Loan Company tuition fees loan to meet these costs. How much you will need to pay and what help is available to you will depend upon your previous study record and your family circumstances. For further information, please see our leaflet entitled ‘A guide to Student Finance – Higher Education at Newcastle College’ which is available from Student Services (contact details below). Please note: This applies to UK/EU citizens only. If you are an international student (from outside the EU), please contact our International Office for information on course and other costs. Telephone +44 191 226 6323 or email
How to Apply
You can only apply electronically using the web-based on-line application system
When you apply, you will need the UCAS code for your chosen course (see the course listing in the prospectus). You will also need Newcastle College's institution name and code.
The institution name is NCAST
The institution code is N23
If you have any problems with the online application, contact UCAS by phone: 0870 11 222 11 or email:
Further Information
If you have a query about this course or would like advice on your study options, contact Student Services, based in Rye Hill House at Rye Hill Campus. If you need information in another format (e.g. large print) or another language, please ask.
Student Services is open:
During College term time:
8.30am–6.00pm Monday–Wednesday,
9.30am–6.00pm Thursday,
8.30am–4.30pm Friday.
During College holidays:
8.30am–5.00pm Monday–Wednesday,
9.30am–5.00pm Thursday,
8.30am–4.30pm Friday.
The telephone enquiry service closes at 6.30pm (4.30pm on Fridays).
You can contact us:
In person: Student Services, Rye Hill House, Rye Hill Campus, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SA.
By phone: (0191) 200 4000 By fax: (0191) 200 4517 By minicom: (0191) 272 3304
By post: Student Services, Newcastle College, FREEPOST NT920, Scotswood Road,
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SA (you do not need a stamp).

Newcastle College welcomes diversity in its student population – valuing differences in race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion or belief, class and age. We actively oppose discrimination, aim to remove all conditions that put people at a disadvantage, strive to improve access and to provide outstanding support.
We are committed to providing an inclusive learning environment. We have produced a Valuing Diversity policy, a Race Equality statement, a Disability Equality Scheme and a Gender Equality Scheme which set out our response to statutory obligations and our approach to the active promotion of equality and diversity. Please discuss your support needs with us and we will make every effort to make adjustments to help you succeed.

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