Taught course

Computing and Information Technology

Institution
University of St Andrews · School of Computer Science
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

This programme can be studied by students with a UK 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent in any discipline who have an interest in the principles and practice of Computing and Information Technology.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MSc in Computing and Information Technology develops students' critical understanding of the issues associated with using computing systems and their impact on business processes and project management. It also gives students without prior programming experience the opportunity to gain programming skills in a modern software development environment.

Course highlights

  • The course is designed to be flexible to allow students the freedom to pursue their own interests within computer science.
  • The course introduces students to programming skills in a modern software development environment.
  • Students undertake a significant project, including a wide-ranging investigation, 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.

After the first semester, students may switch to the more general MSc in Information Technology, in which programming modules are not required.

Teaching format

The MSc in Computing and Information Technology is a one-year taught programme run by the School of Computer Science. The course consists of two semesters of taught components followed by an 11-week project leading to the submission of a 15,000-word dissertation in August.

The taught portion of the MSc programme includes eight modules: three compulsory and five optional from a wide range available. Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical classes. Most modules are assessed through practical coursework exercises and examinations. Class sizes typically range from 10 to 50 students.

All students are assigned an advisor who meets with them at the start of the year to discuss module choices and who is available to assist with any academic difficulties during the year. A designated member of staff provides close supervision for the MSc project and dissertation.

Information for international students

A minimum of IELTS 7.0 or equivalent is normally required.

Fees and funding

UK students
£7500
International students
£20370

Scottish and EU students may qualify for funding by SAAS.

http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/study/pg/fees-and-funding/

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Secretary
Email
msc-admin-cs@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone
+ 44 (0)1334 463253