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Computer and Information Sciences

Computer and Information Sciences encompasses all of our work in artificial intelligence, machine learning, computer forensics and cyber security, digital networks, social computing, human–computer interaction, games, internet of things, big data and information sciences.

  • Our new state-of-the-art £7m Computer and Information Sciences building, at the heart of our city centre campus, provides a world-leading learning and teaching environment for students and staff.
  • Our programmes in Computer Games Programming; Computer Games Design and Production; and Computer Animation and VFX all achieved a rating of 100% overall satisfaction from our students in the 2018 National Student Survey (NSS). Our programmes in IT Management for Business and Computer and Digital Forensics achieved 95% and 93% respectively.
  • The majority of our research in Computer Science ranked world-leading or internationally excellent according to the latest UK wide research assessment exercise (Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, UoA11).
  • Our research is supported with funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), Qatar Science Foundation, Innovate UK, Leverhulme Trust, British Telecom and the European Union, with collaborations spanning the UK, Europe, Africa and Asia.
  • Professional body accreditation includes the British Computer Society (BCS), The Chartered Institute for IT, Tech Partnership, Archives and Records Association (ARA) and Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP).
  • We are a part of the £40m UK government-funded Institute of Coding set up to help fill the UK's digital skills shortage.
  • Our sectoral Employer Advisory Board includes Accenture, Hewlett Packard, Nissan, Proctor & Gamble, PWC, Sage, Waterstons, Newcastle  Libraries, Eutechnyx and Ubisoft. Placements are regularly undertaken at these organisations by our students, as well as with CERN (the European Organisation for Nuclear Research), Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC), Nestle, General Electric (GE), Mercedes AMG, Microsoft and Siemens.
  • Computer Science ranks 5th in the sector and 1st in the North East for sustained employment one year after graduation (Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) data 2017).
  • We have built successful and long-standing relationships with international partner educational institutions, including in South Korea, Malaysia and Singapore, resulting in students from around the world attending our courses.
  • We are one of only three English universities to be accepted into the prestigious international iSchools consortium of Universities, and our own Professor Gobinda Chowdhury will chair the organisation from 2020.
  • We are working with QA Higher Education to develop and deliver business-focused postgraduate courses at Newcastle and London, covering computer science, information technology, cyber security and web technologies.
  • Our departmental staff are active members of the Digital Living Multidisciplinary Research theme, and the department is a key contributor within the sector to Dynamo, the Digital, Future Cities and Satellite Apps Catapults and Creative Fuse North East.

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Computer and Information Sciences Courses

Computer and Information Sciences at Northumbria University encompasses all of our work in computer science, games, animation and digital visual effects, computer forensics and security, network technology, website development, library management and information sciences.

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Computer and Information Sciences Staff

Computer and Information Sciences students learn from the best – inspirational academic staff with a genuine passion for their subject. Our courses are at the forefront of current knowledge and practice and are shaped by world-leading and internationally excellent research.

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