MSc Information Technology

The Masters in Information Technology is an intensive, practically oriented taught postgraduate programme which will equip you with advanced IT skills. This is a conversion degree programme intended for students without a computing science background. You will apply your knowledge and skills by conducting a development project.

WHY THIS PROGRAMME

  • The School is a member of the Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance: SICSA. This collaboration of Scottish universities aims to develop Scotland's place as a world leader in Informatics and Computer Science research and education.
  • The School of Computing Science has extensive contacts with industrial partners who contribute to several of their taught courses, through active teaching, curriculum development, and panel discussion. Recent contributors include representatives from IBM, J.P. Morgan, Amazon, Adobe and Red Hat.
  • During the programme students have an opportunity to develop and practice relevant professional and transferrable skills, and to meet and learn from employers about working in the IT industry.
  • You will have opportunities to meet employers who come to make recruitment presentations, and often seek to recruit our graduates during the programme.
  • You will benefit from having 24-hour access to a computer laboratory equipped with state-of-the-art hardware and software.

CAREER PROSPECTS

Former students are now employed in the chemical, electronics, travel, food, and oil industries, in banking and insurance, in software houses, in retailing, in education, in the health service, in management consultancy, in civil engineering, and in other sectors. Some graduates apply their newly-acquired IT skills within their existing careers, or move into research or teaching.

Graduates of this programme have gone on to work for companies such as Tesco Bank, JP Morgan and Fujitsu. Positions include Graduate Software Developer, Project Managers, Web Developers and Business Consultants.

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Modules

  • DATABASE THEORY AND APPLICATION (M)
  • ENTERPRISE CYBER SECURITY (M)
  • PROGRAMMING
  • SOFTWARE ENGINEERING (M)
  • SYSTEMS AND NETWORKS
  • MSC IT+ TEAM PROJECT (M)
  • MSC PROJECT FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY +
  • ADVANCED PROGRAMMING (M)
  • ALGORITHMS AND DATA STRUCTURES (M)
  • CRYPTOGRAPHY AND SECURE DEVELOPMENT
  • CYBERSECURITY FUNDAMENTALS FOR MSC (M)
  • FORENSICS
  • HUMAN COMPUTER INTERACTION DESIGN AND EVALUATION (M)
  • INTERNET TECHNOLOGY (M)
  • INFORMATION VISUALISATION (M)
  • £30,240 Per Year

    International student tuition fee

    1 Year

    Duration

    Sep 2024

    Start Month

    Aug 2024

    Application Deadline

    Upcoming Intakes

    • September 2024

    Mode of Study

    • Full Time