Taught course

Computer Science

Robert Gordon University · School of Computing Science and Digital Media

Entry requirements

Applicants normally hold a 2:2 undergraduate honours degree or its equivalent in relevant subject area, or with Computing content.
Applicants with a lower degree classification and / or relevant work experience will be considered on a case by case basis.
International students who do not meet our direct entry requirements for this course can gain additional entry points through our International College at Robert Gordon University.

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.

Information for international students

Postgraduate courses normally require an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all 4 components. Some of our courses require a different level of English. Please check our course pages for specific details. Test reports are valid for a period of 2 years and can be used as proof of English for admission if valid on the start date of your course.

Fees and funding

UK students
£1,000 for optional long placement £320 for optional short placement, Scottish/EU students £5,500 Rest of UK Students £6,750
International students
£1,000 for optional long placement £320 for optional short placement, Full time £13,200

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0) 1224 262728