Taught course

Advanced Computer Systems Development

University of the West of Scotland · School of Computing

Entry requirements

You should have an Honours degree (normally 2.2 or above) in Computing, IT or a relevant discipline, from a UK academic institution or an equivalent international degree qualification. If you have other academic, vocational or professional qualifications deemed to be equivalent or have at least 3 years of relevant industrial experience then you may also be considered.

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

Our MSc Advanced Computing Systems Development course is ideal if you are an Honours degree student, or equivalent, in a relevant discipline and would like to upgrade your software development skills and qualifications in line with new technologies and trends.

You will develop practical skills relevant to modern technologies for software systems development and management with different devices, enabling you to make an immediate contribution to an organisation’s IT functions.

Our course has significant industrial input to represent the latest developments in computer systems analysis, design and implementation – the main areas of employment in the computing/IT sector.

It uses various development tools and environments such as UML, Oracle, IBM Websphere, MS BizTalk, MS ASP.NET, NetBeans, Java Multi-Platform and Android SDK, MongoDB, data management/BI software such as MS Business Intelligence Development Studio, MS Project, and Security Architecture.

Our Advanced Computer Systems Development course is recognised by the British Computer Society as meeting the educational requirements for Chartered IT Professional membership.

Information for international students

For more information please visit our website.

Fees and funding

Please visit our website for funding advice.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24-36 months
full time
12 months


part time
18 months
full time
9 months

Further details of qualification

To obtain the MSc, students will usually take 9 months to gain the PgDip and then normally an additional 3 months of study to gain the MSc, from the date of commencement of the project.

Course contact details

Student Enquiries Team
0800 027 1000 (+44 141 849 4101 out with UK)