A minimum of a 2.1 Honours degree of equivalent (eg GPA 3.0 or equivalent) in a subject other than computing science.
International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses.
Months of entry
The Masters in Information Technology is an intensive, practically oriented taught postgraduate programme which will equip you with advanced IT skills. This is a conversion degree programme intended for students without a computing science background. You will apply your knowledge and skills by conducting a development project.
- MSc Information Technology is accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS).
- Our conversion MSc graduates in Information Technology and Software Development are recognised by the British Computer Society (BCS), The Chartered Institute for IT, for the purposes of partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional (CITP Partial Fulfilment).
- The School of Computing Science is ranked 2nd in Scotland (Complete University Guide 2019).
- The School is a member of the Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance: SICSA. This collaboration of Scottish universities aims to develop Scotland's place as a world leader in Informatics and Computer Science research and education.
- The School of Computing Science has extensive contacts with industrial partners who contribute to several of their taught courses, through active teaching, curriculum development, and panel discussion. Recent contributors include representatives from IBM, J.P. Morgan, Amazon, Adobe and Red Hat.
- During the programme students have an opportunity to develop and practice relevant professional and transferrable skills, and to meet and learn from employers about working in the IT industry.
- You will have opportunities to meet employers who come to make recruitment presentations, and often seek to recruit our graduates during the programme.
- You will benefit from having 24-hour access to a computer laboratory equipped with state-of-the-art hardware and software.
Information for international students
This one-year masters programme is eligible for a new, streamlined visa application process: find out more
Fees and funding
The College of Science and Engineering is proud to announce that we have been allocated Scottish Funding Council (SFC) funding for the MSc Information Technology programme. The programme is a conversion programme intended for graduates of disciplines other than computing.
The SFC funding is for tuition fees only and is available to Scottish and EU students only, providing students with an excellent opportunity to gain additional skills and expertise at a postgraduate level, with programmes being selected on the basis of industry skills gaps in Scotland.
For further information on our SFC funded programmes, please contact us by e-mail.
Qualification and course duration
Further details of qualification
The Masters in Information Technology is an intensive, practically-oriented taught postgraduate programme which will equip you with advanced IT skills.
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions