Taught course

Information Technology MSc (Campus and Online)

University of Aberdeen · Computing Science

Entry requirements

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Months of entry

January, September

Course content


This programme is for graduates of any discipline as well as those who have studied physical sciences to develop Information Technology skills to either change direction or add to existing knowledge. The programme can be either studied on campus or online. You develop skills in web and applications design, security and database systems. The programme can be attractive to anyone from arts and social science backgrounds as a conversion to IT. You learn a great grounding at advanced level in aspects of administration, applications, and security.

Campus Courses include: Systems Analysis and Design, Web Application Development, Information Security, Database Systems and Big Data, Human Computer Interaction, Advanced Web Application Development, Fundamentals of Software Project Management, Enterprise Computing and Business and your research project.

Courses Online include: Database Systems and Big Data, Web Applications and Development, Advanced Web Applications Development, Fundamentals of Software Project Management, Systems Analysis and Design, Information Security, Human Computer Interaction, Enterprise Computing and Business and your research project


Why Study at Aberdeen?

  • We can offer you the latest developments and research in a long established IT and Computer Science area. We have expertise in Agile Development, Information Security and Data Mining particularly. You are immersed in all things IT including the 'Internet of Things' and emerging technologies
  • You gain web applications design skills, authoring, administratoin and UCD, all very relevant to todays job market.

Quick Facts

  • Start Date – September, January
  • Delivery – Campus, Online
  • Study Options – Full Time (on campus) Part Time (online)
  • View English language requirements from the programme page
  • View entry requirements from the programme page
  • Campus Open Days
  • Virtual Open Days

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Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration


full time
9 months
18 months


full time
12 months
24 months

Further details of qualification

The option is available to study the first year part-time via distance learning, followed by full-time on-campus study in the second year. This may be suitable for students who do not get a visa on time, or who want to try out their suitability for the programme.

Course contact details

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