Taught course

Information Technology

University of Aberdeen · Computing Science

Entry requirements

You will normally have a 2:2 or better degree and, while no prior computer programming experience is necessary, a basic level of computer-literacy is required.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This programme is aimed at graduates who have obtained their first degree in an area other than Computer Science. It provides a route for applicants wishing to change their career path, or those who wish to develop Information Technology skills in order to "add value" in their existing area of employment. The programme allows students to develop skills in Web design and administration while still providing them with a strong grounding in programming and software development.

This is a well established and highly regarded programme which allows students to develop skills in Web design and administration while still providing them with a grounding in programming and software development. It has evolved to reflect changes in the technology and the demands of industry. There are four overall aims:

To provide graduates with the fundamental programming and web development skills needed to build software systems. Programming is introduced using the object-oriented scripting language Ruby and the web framework Rails; students learn how to create effective user interfaces and links to databases and the web applications for the internet;

To develop Web site design, authoring and administration skills.

To teach graduates how to identify users' needs for software systems, by performing agile development practices.

To give graduates experience of working in a software engineering team, developing both interpersonal skills as well as technical abilities. Usually the teams work with external organisations.

Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
18 months
full time
9 months


full time
12 months
distance learning
24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations47
Written coursework / continuous assessment53

Course contact details

Graduate School Admissions Unit
+44 (0)1224 272515
+44 (0)1224 272818