Taught course

Information Technology (MSc)

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

Entry requirements

A good 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree.

Months of entry

September

Course content

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

Highlights

  • The MSc in Information Technology is flexible and offers students a wide choice of modules covering many aspects of information technology, including key business practices. It complements the more specialised MSc programme in Computing and Information Technology.
  • 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.

Teaching format

The taught portion of the MSc programme includes eight modules: one compulsory and seven 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 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.

Modules

The modules in this programme have varying methods of delivery and assessment. For more details of each module, including weekly contact hours, teaching methods and assessment, please see the latest module catalogue which is for the 2017–2018 academic year; some elements may be subject to change for 2018 entry

Fees and funding

UK students
£8,500
International students
EU: £8,500  Overseas: £20,980

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Secretary
Email
msc-admin-cs@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1334 46 3253