Entry requirements

The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at a 2:2 or above, or equivalent. We look for applicants to have a background in any discipline in order to be eligible for the programme, but preferably with some computing, information systems or a business component.

We may also consider lesser qualification if you have sufficient relevant work experience within the industry.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

By taking a Masters degree in Computing, you will be able to further your undergraduate computing studies or work experience in the areas of your particular interest. Choose from a wide variety of optional modules to design a course that best suits your needs and career direction. As well as building on your existing computer skills and taking them to the next level, you will learn to develop a critical understanding and an analytical approach to your choice of specialist area. For example, you may choose software development or information systems, and focus on the skills involved, while a theme such as security and forensics would obviously comprise different areas of study.

This course is studied full-time over three trimesters or part-time. It requires an intensive period of study, involving lectures, tutorials, laboratory sessions and independent study. While classes for each module may account for only three or four hours a week, you'll be expected to commit at least 13 hours per week per module. As a full-time student you'll take three modules per trimester, for the first two trimesters. This course is also available part-time, with one or two modules studied per trimester.

Subjects Include:

• Advanced software development
• Computer penetration testing
• Database systems
• e-Security; group project
• Host-based forensics
• Web Design and development
• Management of software projects
• Information systems engineering
• MSc dissertation

Whichever direction you choose, you will end the course equipped with the expertise needed to take you further in your career. Thanks to its content, and the high demand for well-qualified graduates in computing, this course can open doors to a wide range of careers. With previous work experience in the field, you can take advantage of the increased opportunities for advancement that your new skills offer. You could pursue a new role in your specialist area, or take on a research, education or training role.

This is a full-time course studied over one year. It requires an intensive period of study, involving lectures, tutorials, laboratory sessions and independent study.As a full-time student you'll take three 20 credit modules per trimester for the first two trimesters, and then complete a Project.

This course is also available part-time, with one or two modules studied per trimester.

Information for international students

For applications whose first language is not English, the following is generally required: minimum IELTS 6.0, with no individual component score of less than 5.5 or equivalent. We also offer a range of pre-sessional English language courses to help you meet the English language requirement prior to starting your masters programme. Please see our website for up-to-date information.

Fees and funding

Please see our website for up-to-date information about fee and funding and what you could be eligible for.

We have lots of funding options available such as the postgraduate tuition fee loan for Scottish & EU students, specifics scholarships for students from North or South America, Asia and Africa, as well as bursaries & grants for those closer to home in England, Northern Ireland and Wales.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Admissions Office
Email
pgadmissions@napier.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 333 900 60 40