Entry requirements

First or second class honours degree in related subject such as Engineering, Computer Science, Linguistics, Psychology, Physics, Mathematics, etc plus some programming experience.

Months of entry


Course content

Students select from a pool of around 50 courses, normally registering for four courses in Semester 1 and four in Semester 2. These taught courses are supported by two Dissertation preparation courses, delivered prior to the start of the dedicated Dissertation period. Students who fail to attain an MSc level of performance during the taught element of the programme may be recommended for the award of Diploma. The Dissertation period runs for around three months, from early June.

Fees and funding

Limited funding for Home/EU and International candidates. Further information available at:

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations33
Written coursework / continuous assessment17
Dissertation50 (10000 words)

Course contact details

Informatics Teaching Organisation
0131 650 2706