Taught course

Computer Science

Robert Gordon University · School of Computing

Entry requirements

This course is ideal for students who possess an honours degree in computing or with significant computing content. This requirement may be relaxed for candidates with significant relevant industrial experience. All international students, for whom English is not their first language, must provide evidence of linguistic ability, by gaining either IELTS 6.0 or its equivalent prior to receiving an unconditional offer of a place on the course. IELTS 6.0 or equivalent means: IELTS 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each of the 4 individual elements; TOEFL 80 overall with a 18 in reading, 17 in listening, 20 in speaking and 17 in writing; Pearson PTE 59 overall with a minimum of 51 in each of the 4 individual elements.

Months of entry


Course content

This course offers advanced topics in Computer Science to existing graduates in Computing or a strongly-related discipline. It allows you to gain expertise in the design and implementation of sophisticated information systems that respond to the challenges faced by organisations in areas such as security, big data and cloud computing.

This course will produce computing specialists who:

  • Have a good understanding of current computing trends.
  • Are proficient in the use of modern applications and environments.
  • Are able to match tools and technologies to the needs of commerce and industry.
  • Are able to integrate these technologies to develop high-quality information systems.

The course is offered full-time and part-time. The part time mode is ideal if you would like to further your career but are unable to commit to full time study.

Fees and funding

For Academic Year 2017/2018
Scottish/EU Students
Full-time -£3,400
Part-time - £1,700 for year 1, £1,700 for year 2, No fee for year 3
Rest of UK Students
Full-time - £6,750
Part-time - £2,530 for year 1, £2,530 for year 2, £1,690 for year 3
International Students
Full-time - £12,820
Part-time - £4,809 for year 1, £4,809 for year 2, £3,200 for year 3

Qualification and course duration


part time
24-36 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions