Taught course

Management and Information Technology (MSc)

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

Entry requirements

A good 2.1 undergraduate Honours degree in a subject other than Business or Management. Students with a background in Business, Management or related subjects are advised to consider the Information Technology (MSc), the International Business (MLitt) or the Marketing (MLitt) programmes.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MSc in Management and Information Technology is a one-year taught programme run jointly by the School of Computer Science and the School of Management. 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 Management and Information Technology is an interdisciplinary programme combining the skills and experience of leading academics from the School of Management and the School of Computer Science.
  • The programme teaches modern information and communication technologies and management techniques to prepare students for a career in IT management and other related areas.
  • 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: 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 in Computer Science modules, and from 40 to 60 students in Management modules.

All students are assigned an advisor from the School of Computer Science who will meet with you 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
£10,360
International students
EU: £10,360  Overseas: £20,980

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

PGDip

full time
9 months

Course contact details

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