Taught course

Information Technology

Heriot-Watt University · School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants for this course must have a good ordinary 3 year bachelor degree or 3 year university diploma with a reasonable academic component of IT or Computer Science and an English level of at least IELTS 5.0. Suitable applicants include Chinese students who have a good 3 year diploma degree in IT, Indian students with a good bachelors in computer applications and Pakistani students with an excellent 3 year BSc degree in IT.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme prepares overseas graduates without an honours degree for admission to our MSc courses in Computing or IT. They can also study English over the same period in the School of Management and Languages if that is needed.

Students take 3 Honours project modules, 2 group project modules Software Engineering and Professional Development and pick 3 options among some advanced IT and programming modules.

Students can also study 5 or 3 or 0 modules in English depending on whether their English entry level is IELTS 5.0, 5.5 or 6.0 while doing the course.

Information for international students

If your first language is not English, or your first degree was not taught in English, we’ll need to see evidence of your English language ability. The minimum requirement for English language is IELTS 5.5 or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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Qualification and course duration


full time
9 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations33
Written coursework / continuous assessment33
Dissertation34 (12000 words)

Course contact details

June Maxwell
+44 (0) 131 451 4152
+44 (0) 131 451 3327