Computing

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Courses we offer

With so much recent investment and a heavy reliance on fast, effective technologies in the 21st Century, computing is truly a global industry. Here at Sunderland, we offer a fantastic range of courses which will allow you to take advantage of the growing number of opportunities in the sector. Take a look below to find the right one for you. 

Undergraduate courses

BSc (Hons) Computing
Full-time

BSc (Hons) Web and Mobile Development

Pick up all the tools you need to become an expert in web design, multimedia and mobile development with the perfect mix of technical training and creativity. Really stand out from the crowd with modules in computer science.

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BSc (Hons) Computer Science
Full-time

BSc (Hons) Computer Science

The broadest of our computing courses. Learn the fundamentals of how computers work the way they do, as well as models in software development, system programming and programming languages. Previous graduates have gone on to work for British Airways and Sage, so how far will you go in this highly rewarding industry?

Find out more about Computer Science
BSc (Hons) Computer Forensics
Full-time

BSc (Hons) Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics

In a world where cybercrime is on the rise, the need for highly-skilled professionals has never been higher. Gain vital industry experience and contacts with a paid, one-year placement, unlock information using ethical hacking and learn the fundamentals of programming with modules in C#, Java and SQL.

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BSc (Hons) Games Software Development
Full-time

BSc (Hons) Game Development

Thrive in one of the fastest growing regions for games software development, perfect your craft using Sony's Dev Kit software, and learn how to develop simple point and shoot mini-games all the way up to exhilarating 3D games for major consoles. Connect with some of the biggest names in the industry though a one-year placement and leave with a dynamic portfolio.

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BSc (Hons) Information Communication Technology (ICT)
Full-time

BSc (Hons) Business Technology

If you are fascinated by the world of business IT, this course is for you. With modules focusing on database systems, software construction, project management and web applications, you'll be well placed to head-up large scale projects and become a real leader in your chosen field.

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BSc (Hons) Network Computing
Full-time

BSc (Hons) Networks and Cybersecurity

Perfect your craft with us – an accredited Cisco Network Academy. Gain access to Cisco's state-of-the-art network equipment. Leave with skills in security, network management, and database systems. Let your skills shine through a paid one-year placement and jump into a wealth of practical projects that'll combine to give you a dynamic e-portfolio when you leave.

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BSc (Hons) Computing
Full-time

BSc (Hons) Web and Mobile Development with Integrated Foundation Year

This is a four-year version of our popular BSc (Hons) Web and Mobile Development course, with an integrated foundation year. Pick up all the tools you need to become an expert in web design, multimedia and mobile development with the perfect mix of technical training and creativity. Really stand out from the crowd with modules in computer science.

Find out more about BSc (Hons) Web and Mobile Development with Integrated Foundation Year
BSc (Hons) Computer Science
Full-time

BSc (Hons) Computer Science with Integrated Foundation Year

This is a four-year version of our popular BSc (Hons) Computer Science course, with an integrated foundation year. The broadest of our computing courses. Learn the fundamentals of how computers work the way they do, as well as models in software development, system programming and programming languages. Previous graduates have gone on to work for British Airways and Sage, so how far will you go in this highly rewarding industry?

Find out more about BSc (Hons) Computer Science with Integrated Foundation Year
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Full-time

BSc (Hons) Networks and Cybersecurity with Integrated Foundation Year

This is a four-year version of our popular BSc (Hons) Network and Cybersecurity course, with an integrated foundation year. Perfect your craft with us – an accredited Cisco Network Academy. Gain access to Cisco's state-of-the-art network equipment. Leave with skills in security, network management, and database systems. Let your skills shine through a paid one-year placement and jump into a wealth of practical projects that'll combine to give you a dynamic e-portfolio when you leave.

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BSc (Hons) Games Software Development
Full-time

BSc (Hons) Game Development with Integrated Foundation Year

This is a four-year version of our popular BSc (Hons) Game Development course, with an integrated foundation year. Thrive in one of the fastest growing regions for games software development, perfect your craft using Sony's Dev Kit software, and learn how to develop simple point and shoot mini-games all the way up to exhilarating 3D games for major consoles. Connect with some of the biggest names in the industry though a one-year placement and leave with a dynamic portfolio.

Find out more about BSc (Hons) Game Development with Integrated Foundation Year
BSc (Hons) Computer Forensics
Full-time

BSc (Hons) Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics with Integrated Foundation Year

This is a four-year version of our popular BSc (Hons) Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics course, with an integrated foundation year. In a world where cybercrime is on the rise, the need for highly-skilled professionals has never been higher. Gain vital industry experience and contacts with a paid, one-year placement, unlock information using ethical hacking and learn the fundamentals of programming with modules in C#, Java and SQL.

Find out more about BSc (Hons) Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics with Integrated Foundation Year
BSc (Hons) Information Communication Technology (ICT)
Full-time

BSc (Hons) Business Technology with Integrated Foundation Year

This is a four-year version of our popular BSc (Hons) Business Technology course, with an integrated foundation year. If you are fascinated by the world of business IT, this course is for you. With modules focusing on database systems, software construction, project management and web applications, you'll be well placed to head-up large scale projects and become a real leader in your chosen field.

Find out more about BSc (Hons) Business Technology with Integrated Foundation Year
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Full-time

BSc (Hons) Mobile and Web Technologies (Top-Up)

This course aims to produce highly motivated, technically competent individuals who can effectively utilise technologies and tools used in mobile and web technologies. The course is informed by human-computer interaction (HCI) and user experience design (UXD). You will use a range of industry standard software such as Swift, Android Studio and Cisco OS. You will graduate as a competent programmer and/or developer opening up a wide range of employment opportunities in a rapidly evolving and competitive computing industry.

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Full-time

BSc (Hons) Business Intelligence Data Analytics (Top-Up)

This course will produce highly-motivated, technically-competent individuals who can effectively utilise technologies and tools used in business intelligence and data analytics. You will develop expertise in a range of industry-standard software such as Oracle, Python (Anaconda Navigator), RStudio and Weka. You will graduate as a technically-competent data and information systems analyst with experience of up-to-date methodologies, opening up a wide range of employment opportunities.

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BSc (Hons) Applied Business Computing (Top-Up)
Full-time

BSc (Hons) Applied Business Computing (Top-Up)

If you have an HND or a Foundation degree in a subject related to computing, this course will help boost your career options further by rewarding you with a BSc Honours degree. Make an impact in this dynamic, rapidly-growing sector with modules in project management, user experience design and applied multimedia.

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BSc (Hons) Computer Systems Engineering (1 Year Top-Up)
Full-time

BSc (Hons) Computer Systems Engineering (Top-Up)

Enhance your skills with our industry-standard software to build a range of software systems, hone your talents in project management, and put your knowledge to the test to find solutions to real-life problems, all while working towards a BSc Honours degree.

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BSc (Hons) Network Systems (1 Year Top-Up)
Full-time

BSc (Hons) Network Systems Engineering (Top-Up)

Top-up your HND or Foundation Degree in a computer networking discipline to a BSc (Hons) with our one-year course. You'll still have access to our state-of-the-art Cisco networking equipment and a Microsoft Visual Studio, placing you at the cutting edge of industry which will allow you to make an impact in your chosen field straight away.

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Applied Business Computing (Top-Up) via Study Centres
Full-time/Part-time

BSc (Hons) Applied Business Computing (Top-Up) via Study Centres

Benefit from Sunderland’s teaching of computing from your home country. Like all courses taught at the University of Sunderland, this one-year course develops a blend of theory and practice, allowing you to boost your career by ‘topping-up’ your existing knowledge and skills while earning a BSc Honours degree.

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Full-time

BSc (Hons) Mobile and Web Technologies Top-Up via Study Centres

This course aims to produce highly motivated, technically competent individuals who can effectively utilise technologies and tools used in mobile and web technologies. The course is informed by human-computer interaction (HCI) and user experience design (UXD). You will use a range of industry standard software such as Swift, Android Studio and Cisco OS. You will graduate as a competent programmer and/or developer opening up a wide range of employment opportunities in a rapidly evolving and competitive computing industry.

Find out more about Mobile and Web Technologies Top-Up via Study Centres
Computer Systems Engineering (Top-Up) via Study Centres
Full-time/Part-time

BSc (Hons) Computer Systems Engineering (Top-Up) via Study Centres

Do you want to study Computer Systems Engineering delivered by a respected UK university? Benefit from Sunderland’s expertise without leaving your home country. Enhance your skills, build a range of software systems, and work with industry-standard software. We’ll encourage you to develop your skills and support you while you work towards earning a BSc Honours degree.

Find out more about Computer Systems Engineering (Top-Up) via Study Centres
Full-time

BSc (Hons) Business Intelligence Data Analytics (Top-Up) via Study Centres

This course will produce highly-motivated, technically-competent individuals who can effectively utilise technologies and tools used in business intelligence and data analytics. You will develop expertise in a range of industry-standard software such as Oracle, Python (Anaconda Navigator), RStudio and Weka. You will graduate as a technically-competent data and information systems analyst with experience of up-to-date methodologies, opening up a wide range of employment opportunities.

Find out more about Business Intelligence Data Analytics (Top-Up) via Study Centres
BSc (Hons) Computer Science
Full-time

BSc (Hons) Computer Science via Study Centres

The broadest of our computing courses. Learn the fundamentals of how computers work the way they do, as well as models in software development, system programming and programming languages. Previous graduates have gone on to work for British Airways and Sage, so how far will you go in this highly rewarding industry?

Find out more about Computer Science via Study Centres
Customised Awards Scheme
Full-time/Part-time

Customised Awards Scheme

Pick and choose the modules you want to study to build a tailor-made course. Available at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, this course allows you to gain a qualification that closely matches your particular needs.

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Postgraduate courses

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Full-time

MSc Business Technology Management

New for 2018, our MSc in Business Technology Management course combines modules from our existing courses in Cybersecurity and Data Science - you will explore both of these cutting-edge topics from a technology management perspective. The course is designed to meet the current needs of employers giving you the knowledge and skills to deal with organisational data management requirements.

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Full-time

MSc Data Science

Learn the technical and practical skills to analyse big data that is key to success in future business, digital media and science. Study industry-specific topics and specialise in areas such as data mining, machine learning, data analytics and visualisation, and security of big data.

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MSc Cybersecurity
Full-time

MSc Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is a fast developing and exciting subject. There is an unprecedented rise in cybercrime, cyber attacks and cyber threats to individuals, businesses and society. Resilient cybersecurity systems and infrastructures attempt to prevent attack and protect individuals and businesses from such attacks.

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Computers in David Goldman Informatics Centre
Full-time

MSc Computing

This MSc in Computing will enhance your knowledge in topics such as software development, networks, database systems and web development. Develop the necessary skills to undertake a Masters-level project in designing and implementing IT systems, without previous experience, and graduate with the skills to make a significant contribution to IT research and team-based IT projects.

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MSc Network Systems
Full-time

MSc Computer Networks and Cybersecurity

This course is ideally suited for any student wishing to pursue a career in the service provider or enterprise networking sector. Gain an in-depth, practical understanding of the devices, protocols and services that are part of a complex multi-site network. Examine the security issues facing businesses today and learn how to mitigate threats and design secure networks. Design, configure and secure critical network services such as video and voice communication.

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BSc (Hons) Extended Computing
Full-time

MSc Applied Data Science

The MSc Applied Data Science is designed for non-computing graduates who want to move into either a career specialising in data science or data analytics, or incorporate computing and data science expertise and knowledge into their current field of work.

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Information Technology Management via SC PT
Full-time/Part-time

MSc Information Technology Management via Study Centres

This Masters course is a direct response to the increasing demand for highly effective IT managers. Our aim is to equip you with the knowledge to become a valued professional who combines advanced technical expertise with strong managerial skills.

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Computing via Study Centre
Full-time/Part-time

MSc Computing via Study Centres

Study in an outstanding high-tech computing environment without leaving your home country. This MSc in Computing will enhance your knowledge in topics such as software development, networks, database systems and web development. Develop the necessary skills to undertake a Masters-level project in designing and implementing IT systems, without previous experience, and graduate with the skills to make a significant contribution to IT research and team-based IT projects.

Find out more about Computing via Study Centres
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Full-time/Part-time

MPhil Master of Philosophy

Take your education to the next level. Choose the areas you want to study, and which questions you want to research. Take the initiative while we support you with advice, guidance and facilities.

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Medicine
Full-time/Part-time

PhD Doctor of Philosophy

Refine your own agenda and do what you find interesting every day. Develop mastery of research methods that are appropriate to your chosen field. Discover things that no-one else has ever discovered.

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Part-time

DProf Professional Doctorate

Study for a doctoral qualification based on your professional role. Reflect on contemporary issues in the workplace.

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Part-time

PhD by Existing Published or Creative Work

Take the fastest route to a PhD. Convert your previous research outputs into a qualification which will increase your employability and open up new opportunities. Progress your academic career and add credibility in applications for research funding.

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Part-time

Higher Doctorate

Take your academic career to the highest level. Make a very significant and sustained contribution to your subject. Gain an elite qualification that will mark you out as an outstanding contributor to your field.

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Customised Awards Scheme
Full-time/Part-time

Customised Awards Scheme

Pick and choose the modules you want to study to build a tailor-made course. Available at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, this course allows you to gain a qualification that closely matches your particular needs.

Find out more about Customised Awards Scheme
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Full-time/Part-time

MSc Cybersecurity via Study Centres

Study in an outstanding high-tech computing environment without leaving your home country. This Cybersecurity course will provide you with the technical and practical skills to make a difference to society by providing safe and secure digital environments, allowing the public, business and industry, and the economy to function safely. 

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Get your ideas off the ground

When you come to Sunderland, you'll be based at the heart of a technological hub with over 100 software companies right on your doorstep. This can open up a whole range of opportunities for you, as the best and brightest talent are invaluable to companies to help move them forward with new ideas.

However, Sunderland has become a hotbed for tech start-ups, and thanks to our partnership with Sunderland Software City, it has never been easier for you to join the technological revolution and start a company of your own right here on Wearside.

If you have the ideas, drive and ambition to get an idea off the ground, the Enterprise Place here at the University is the perfect starting point. The facility can provide you with a specialist business adviser, office space, a place on its business planning course and more, in order to help grow your idea from concept to creation.

We have also signed partnerships with some of the biggest names in the industry, including MicrosoftSony PlayStation and Cisco to provide you with an ultra-modern learning environment that meets the needs of employers.

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Perfect your craft in a Cisco accredited academy

With three laboratories packed with Cisco networking equipment, including routers, switches, terminals and specialist equipment for simulating frame relay and ISDN links, you will be surrounded by the latest equipment, putting you at the cutting-edge of the industry.

The University is a member of the PlayStation®4 Academic Development Programme, which grants us the licence to Sony games console Dev Kit hardware and software, and our DreamSpark subscription means we can provide you with the latest Microsoft operating systems and development software free of charge.

And if that wasn’t enough, many of our courses are recognised by the British Computing Society, which will fast-track your process for entry into the UK’s Chartered Institute for IT.

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