Taught course

Information Technology

University of the West of Scotland · School of Computing

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a degree from a non-computing background or equivalent professional qualification and experience. Students from a business, social sciences, arts, sports science, engineering or science background are encouraged to apply to this IT programme. Students possessing an Ordinary degree can apply to enrol on the Postgraduate Diploma and, on successful completion, transfer to the MSc programme.

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

The postgraduate MSc in Information Technology programme, from University of West of Scotland, is professionally recognised by the British Computer Society. It is designed particularly for those who have a degree in a non-I.T. area, and who wish to develop modern I.T. skills and knowledge. This training course can be taken either at our Paisley campus, near Glasgow, or off campus, full-time, part-time, and by distance learning, enabling students to study at a time and place to suit work and other commitments.
Current business identifies the need for IT professionals who have excellent teamwork, analysis and project management skills, and who can design, deploy and utilise business-relevant IT systems and services. The postgraduate IT programme will help satisfy this need.
The programme seeks to widen and deepen students’ understanding of modern IT-based business systems; address related development, acquisition and employment issues of such systems in modern organisations; and introduce business concepts that will enable them to appreciate and implement strategies by which information technology can be managed and utilised fully.
Successful postgraduate students are able to re-orient their career towards the IT industry or re-engage with the profession of their first undergraduate discipline having added relevant IT and business knowledge and skills.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

For more information please visit - www.uws.ac.uk/fundingadvice

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
9 months
part time
18 months


part time
10 months
full time
5 months

Course contact details

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