A 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree in Computer Science, or strongly related discipline. If you studied your first degree outside the UK, see the international entry requirements.
Months of entry
The MSc in Computer Science is a one-year taught programme run by the School of Computer Science. The course consists of two semesters with taught components followed by an 11-week project leading to the submission of a 15,000-word dissertation in August.
- The course is designed to be flexible to allow students the freedom to pursue their own interests within computer science.
- Students are able to easily change to other specialist MSc programmes offered by the School.
- Students undertake a significant project, including a wide-ranging investigation and a substantial software development, leading to their dissertation, which enables them to consolidate and extend their specialist knowledge and critical thinking.
- Students have 24-hour access to modern computing laboratories, provisioned with dual-screen PC workstations and group-working facilities.
Students who develop a strong interest in one of the following areas can easily change to the relevant specialist MSc during their studies, provided they complete appropriate modules: Artificial Intelligence, Human Computer Interaction, or Software Engineering.
Fees and funding
The University of St Andrews is committed to attracting the very best students, regardless of financial circumstances. Find out more about the scholarships and postgraduate loans available.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Secretary
- +44 (0)1334 46 3253