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Computing and Information Technology MSc

University of St Andrews
1-2 years
Full time/part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
St Andrews
English
06 September 2021
Application deadline: 11 August 2021
Virtual open day
10/28/2020
Virtual open day
11/11/2020

Program description

Computing and Information Technology MSc

The MSc in Computing and Information Technology develops students' critical understanding of the issues associated with using computing systems and their impact on business processes and project management. It also gives students without prior programming experience the opportunity to gain programming skills in a modern software development environment.

The MSc in Computing and Information Technology is a one-year taught program run by the School of Computer Science. The course consists of two semesters of taught components followed by an 11-week project leading to the submission of a 15,000-word dissertation in August.

A part time version of this program is also available.

Admission requirements

A good 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree. If you studied your first degree outside the UK.

English language proficiency

For direct entry to a Masters in Computer Science, you will be required to provide evidence of English language proficiency.

The qualifications listed are indicative minimum requirements for entry. Some academic Schools will ask applicants to achieve significantly higher marks than the minimum. Obtaining the listed entry requirements will not guarantee you a place, as the University considers all aspects of every application including, where applicable, the writing sample, personal statement, and supporting documents.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Compulsory

Students take the following compulsory module:

  • Masters Programming Projects

and choose one of the following:

  • Object-Oriented Modelling, Design and Programming
  • Programming Principles and Practice

Optional modules

  • Artificial Intelligence Practice
  • Artificial Intelligence Principles
  • Critical Systems Engineering
  • Data Ethics and Privacy
  • Data-Intensive Systems
  • Human Computer Interaction Principles and Methods
  • Information Visualisation
  • Interactive Software and Hardware
  • Knowledge Discovery and Datamining
  • Language and Computation
  • Machine Learning
  • Masters Programming Projects
  • Principles of Computer Communication Systems
  • Software Architecture
  • Software Engineering Practice
  • Software Engineering Principles
  • User-Centred Interaction Design

Additional optional modules

  • Advanced Communication Networks and Systems
  • Computer Architecture
  • Computer Graphics
  • Computer Security
  • Concurrency and Multi-Core Architectures
  • Constraint Programming
  • Distributed Systems
  • Logic and Software Verification
  • Programming Language Design and Implementation
  • Signal Processing: Sound, Image, Video
  • Video Games

Program delivery

Teaching methods include

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials
  • practical classes

Tuition fees

For more information about tuition fees, please visit our website.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Continuing studies

Many graduates continue their education by enrolling in PhD programs at St Andrews. The School of Computer Science is highly rated for its theoretical and practical research in areas such as AI, symbolic computation, networking, computer communication systems, human computer interaction, and systems engineering, and offers research opportunities leading to a PhD in Computer Science.

Career opportunities

Alumni of Computer Science MSc programs have gone on to work in a variety of global, commercial, financial and research institutions, including:

  • Amadeus
  • Amazon
  • Atlas
  • Avaloq
  • Barclays Capital
  • BP
  • BT Openreach
  • Capricorn Ventis
  • FactSet
  • Hailo
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Hitachi Data Systems
  • Microsoft
  • OpenBet
  • Rockstar
  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Sky
  • Skyscanner
  • Symantec

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About this institute

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University of St Andrews

The University of St Andrews is Scotland’s first University. As a 600 year-old institution, we are known across the globe for our world leading quality and depth of research. For six centuries some of the world’s brightest and most promising...


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Why study at University of St Andrews

The University of St Andrews is situated in a truly beautiful location. Part of a seaside town it is a picturesque and inspirational location to pursue your studies, where you will have the thinking space needed to be your very best. As a smaller university our size is one of our greatest strengths with class sizes allowing for a close and individual learning experience and giving great access and support from your teachers.

Graduates of St Andrews are highly sought after by employers around the world due to our reputation for excellence. A qualification from St Andrews will help you reach your ambitions and kickstart your career.

Consistently ranked as the best student academic experience in the UK by students in the National Student Survey, your time as a student in St Andrews will be unique and rewarding, leaving you with a prestigious qualification, but also memories and connections to treasure for years to come.

Reviews

Average rating 4

Based on 1 reviews

Jack Cole
(4)
The program is ideal for any student - with or without a computer background. Be aware however that the units on offer are offered to all Computer Science MSc students so some of them might be advanced. However, you can change units so that you pick the best ones for your knowledge

Contact info

University of St Andrews

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St Katharine's West
KY16 9AX St Andrews
Scotland

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