Postgraduate study

Computing & Web

Our computing and web courses prepare you for a career in a range of industries – from heavy industry to health and business. They allow you to build the knowledge and skills you need to work in these rapidly changing environments. We understand the importance of working closely with businesses and so all our degree routes allow you to enhance your CV through a paid, fully supervised, one-year placement in industry.

Computing and Web

Teesside has fantastic state-of-the-art facilities for web and computing students including a wide range of web, multimedia, network and programming studios. This environment prepares students for work in industry by promoting team work and the use of case studies, problem solving and methods such as peer programming.


  Course title Qualification Full-time Part-time  
Computer Science* MRes Yes Yes View course
Computer Security and Networks MSc Yes No View course
Computing MSc Yes Yes View course
Cybersecurity MSc Yes Yes View course
Data Science MSc Yes Yes View course
IT Project Management MSc Yes No View course

* Subject to University approval

Quality teaching

BCS Educational Affiliate The School of Computing, Media & the Arts maintains close links with industry, with academics actively involved in consultancy and work force development activities. This feeds into the classroom, ensuring our courses are relevant and up to date.

The high quality of computing and web courses at Teesside has been recognised by a national review undertaken by the Higher Education Funding Council for England. A report by the British Computer Society (BCS) highlighted “the positive approach to course delivery, innovation and student support”.

Supportive study

Although we do expect you to develop as an independent learner, we commit a wealth of resources to assisting your learning journey. We provide dedicated staff who can support you academically and personally both as an individual and as part of a course cohort throughout your time with us. As one of our students you have access to personal tutors, counsellors, award winning careers guidance and module and course leaders. We also provide a dedicated IT help desk (with out-of-hours service) to provide help with PC, Mac and Unix/Linux systems.

As a graduate we can help you get started in business or help develop an idea and offer excellent support through various schemes. Our enterprise development programme offers a great range of opportunities whether you plan to create a business or go into employment, new skills will help you achieve your goal.

First-class facilities

Our wide range of web, multimedia, network and programming studios are designed to provide an innovative learning environment that supports the learning and changing needs of students and industry. Each high specification studio is constructed to promote learning for the specific area being taught – including:

  • systems analysis
  • client server technologies
  • multi-platform app development
  • application production
  • computer networks
  • programming in a wide range of languages
  • developing for touch screen devices
  • artificial intelligence
  • app development and deployment
  • user experience and user interface design
  • animation
  • multimedia pre- and post-production
  • e-commerce
  • mobile app development
  • .net, iOS, Android, unix, windows phone environments.

This environment helps to prepare you for work in industry by promoting teamwork and the use of case studies, problem solving and methods such as peer programming.


Our research falls into three broad areas: human computer interactions, software engineering and virtual worlds. Interaction between people and the computer lies at the heart of four of our research areas: interactive systems, special needs, multimedia education and community informatics. Each of these areas work together to investigate the effects of computer technology on the activities and behaviour of individuals, groups and communities.