All MSc degrees in the School of Computer Science at the University of St Andrews can be studied with English Language. Students study over three taught semesters and in addition to all the modules from their chosen Computer Science degree, they study modules in English for Academic Purposes and English for Computer Science 1 and 2.
Students with a degree in Computer Science or a related discipline, such as Information Systems or Engineering:
Students who do not necessarily have a Computer Science background but are able to demonstrate proficiency in programming:
Students who do not necessarily have any prior knowledge of Computer Science, IT, programming, or management:
The taught portion of the MSc programme includes eleven modules: three related to English Language and eight specific to Computer Science. 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 adviser 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.
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 2016–2017 academic year; some elements may be subject to change for 2017 entry.
The closing date for applications is in November, please check our website for the most up-to-date information.
Designed for students from Europe and outside the EU whose English level is IELTS 5.0 or above, this course is ideal if you need to improve your English language skills before starting your chosen degree. The course is accredited by the British Council and taught by highly qualified and experienced teachers.
As well as developing your academic English and study skills, you will learn how to use the wide range of resources available on campus and online to support your studies and learning.
Our course offers extensive practice of academic writing, reading, listening and note-taking as well as presentation and seminar skills. There is a strong focus on preparing for successful university study and understanding UK university culture, conventions and expectations. You will learn how to use the wide range of resources available on campus and online to support your studies and learning.
Learning will take place through seminars, small group and individual tutorials, as well as independent learning. You will also be given access to online self-study resources. You will have a personal tutor who you will meet regularly. The assessments include a mix of coursework and tests in reading, writing, speaking and listening.
If you already hold a conditional offer for a course at the University, successful completion will meet the English language requirement of the University for most courses.
We also offer an undergraduate foundation course, International Foundation Studies, for students who want to progress onto an undergraduate programme of study.
Length of Study: 10 weeks
Class time: Minimum of 15 hours of class time per week, plus personal tutorials, drop in tutorials and 15 hours per week of self-study. Your class timetable will be provided at induction. All classes take place from Monday to Friday.
Class size: Maximum 20 students.
Teaching Materials: The cost of teaching materials varies per module but will not exceed £20 for any one module. Many of the materials are available for loan free-of-charge from the University Library.
Please note:The minimum age upon entry to this course is 17 and our English language courses are adult courses. The University does not act `in loco parentis' and cannot provide 24 hour supervision of our 17-year-olds. A signed Parental Consent form for Under 18s is required prior to enrolment.
Academic Reading & Listening
There is a strong focus on preparing for successful university study and understanding UK university culture, conventions and expectations. You will learn how to use the wide range of resources available on campus and online to support your studies and learning. You will build your confidence and gain the knowledge and English language skills required to progress on to your chosen degree, where you will gain expertise in a specific subject area.
Post grad study
Your future career is our business. That's why we offer further study opportunities across all our subject areas. Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt, benefit from our links with industry and give you a CV that will catch the eye of employers.
This is a fast-track conversion course for graduates from unrelated disciplines who want to become chartered building surveyors. The course is also suitable if you are a professional working in a property or surveying role and want to improve your skills and career prospects in residential and commercial building surveying, property management and development or building control.
Building surveying is an expanding professional discipline involved with new development and the inspection, maintenance and refurbishment of existing buildings. The course includes practical laboratory and project work to improve your career prospects in the public and commercial sectors throughout the UK and overseas.
There is a focus on practical, client-focused property projects involving completion of technical and professional tasks and applying creative solutions that draw on your developing knowledge. You study • property law • economics • planning • land development • construction and refurbishment • building regulations and controls• building technology • surveying techniques
One of our key teaching resources is a University-owned Georgian terraced house. This is used for practical teaching sessions in pathology, structural principles along with dilapidations and condition surveys as the property has been adapted to open up its structure for inspection purposes. Industry professionals also use this resource for training purposes with the support of our teaching staff.
You also have the opportunity to use the latest high-tech non-destructive testing equipment including flexible endoscopes, borescopes and thermal imaging cameras for detecting heat loss – all of which you can use in practical projects and the dissertation module.
You benefit from a range of teaching, learning and assessment techniques. Intensive study weeks allow you to work on complex, professional briefs with other students in multi-disciplinary practice. One of the modules is an international project which has taken place in various locations including Istanbul, Shanghai and Toronto with assistance from international surveying firms.
The majority of teaching takes place within a newly refurbished, dedicated buildings at our City Campus. The course is fully supported by online resources that allow students to learn flexibly in addition to face-to-face teaching.
This course is designed to be adapted and updated, so that you are as fully prepared as possible for a successful career ahead. The postgraduate construction, building and surveying courses were first established with the MSc Property Appraisal and Management in 1991 with many of our former students now in senior positions throughout the profession.
Building surveyors are highly valued professionals who offer a variety of services across the whole of the built environment.
As well as gaining the skills and knowledge needed for professional accreditation (to become chartered), you gain knowledge essential for a successful career throughout the surveying profession, focusing on roles such as • residential and commercial building surveyor • property developer • building control officer • property manager.
Our graduates are found throughout the surveying profession from international surveying practices to sole traders in private practice. We welcome their continuing involvement with this course, from participation at our very successful employer fairs through to advising students during integrated projects.