Entry requirements

The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at a 2:2 or above. We look for applicants to have a background in any discipline other than computing in order to be eligible for the programme.

Although you are not required to have any formal knowledge of computing before starting the course, it does require you to engage with a wide range of new technologies in a relatively short time, so familiarity with basic computing would be an advantage.

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

Months of entry

September

Course content

This is a technical course designed for you to pursue a career in the development and use of practical software technologies for web-based systems development. At its core are four key technologies:

  • software development using Java
  • oracle databases
  • internet-based client and server side software applications.

You will expand your current knowledge and critical thinking towards web-based computing and information technology. Building on previous knowledge and practice, this course extends it into new approaches and methodologies.

Subjects include

  • Web design and development
  • Design dialogues
  • Computer systems
  • Database systems
  • Programming for the web
  • Web-enabled business
  • Group project

Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

Previous graduates have found employment in jobs ranging from programmers and web-based programmers in small software houses to graduate trainee programmers in large multinational companies. This degree and the experience you will gain of creating and commissioning computer solutions may also open up new opportunities in your existing degree or work experience area. Other graduates have moved into academic fields such as research, education and training.

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