Taught course

Information Technology

Institution
University of Glasgow · School of Computing Science
Qualifications
MScPGDip

Entry requirements

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. Further information regarding academic entry requirements: student.recruitment@glasgow.ac.uk

Months of entry

September

Course content

The Masters in Information Technology is an intensive, practically oriented taught postgraduate programme which will equip you with advanced IT skills. You will apply your knowledge and skills by conducting a development project.

Why Glasgow

  • The University of Glasgow’s School of Computing Science is consistently highly ranked achieving 1st in Scotland and 2nd in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2014)
  • With a 97% overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2014, the School of Computing Science continues to meet student expectations combining both teaching excellence and a supportive learning environment.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Programme Structure

Modes of delivery of the MSc in Information Technology include lectures, seminars and tutorials and allow students the opportunity to take part in lab, project and team work.

Core courses

  • Database theory and applications
  • Programming
  • Software engineering
  • Software project management
  • Systems and networks
  • Group project.

Plus one of the following specialist courses:

  • Enterprise computing
  • Human-centred security.

Optional courses

  • Advanced programming
  • Algorithms and data structures
  • Cyber security
  • Digitisation
  • Human computer interaction: design and evaluation
  • Internet technology
  • Safety critical systems.

Depending on staff availability, the optional courses listed here may change.

If you wish to engage in part-time study, please be aware that dependent upon your optional taught courses, you may still be expected to be on campus on most week days.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 (with no subtest less than 6) iBT TOEFL 92 (with no less than 21 in Listening & writing, 22 in reading, 23 in speaking) Cambridge ESOL Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) - B minimum or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) - C minimum

Fees and funding

UK students
£6800
International students
£18200

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: katherine.henderson@glasgow.ac.uk

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

PGDip

full time
9 months
part time
21 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr Ron Poet
Email
Ron.Poet@glasgow.ac.uk