The Masters in Information Technology is an intensive, practically oriented taught postgraduate programme which will equip you with advanced IT skills. This is a conversion degree programme intended for students without a computing science background. You will apply your knowledge and skills by conducting a development project.
Why this programme
The School of Computing Science is consistently highly ranked achieving 2nd in Scotland and 10th in the UK (Complete University Guide 2017)
The School is a member of the Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance: SICSA. This collaboration of Scottish universities aims to develop Scotland's place as a world leader in Informatics and Computer Science research and education.
You will have opportunities to meet employers who come to make recruitment presentations, and often seek to recruit our graduates during the programme.
You will benefit from having 24-hour access to a computer laboratory equipped with state-of-the-art hardware and software.
Modes of delivery of the MSc in Information Technology include lectures, seminars and tutorials and allow students the opportunity to take part in lab, project and team work.
Database theory and applications
Enterprise cyber security
Software project management
Systems and networks
Algorithms and data structures
Cryptography and secure development
Cyber security fundamentals
Cyber security forensics
Human computer interaction: design and evaluation
Safety critical systems
Depending on staff availability, the optional courses listed here may change.
If you wish to engage in part-time study, please be aware that dependent upon your optional taught courses, you may still be expected to be on campus on most week days.
Former students are now employed in the chemical, electronics, travel, food, and oil industries, in banking and insurance, in software houses, in retailing, in education, in the health service, in management consultancy, in civil engineering, and in other sectors. Some graduates apply their newly-acquired IT skills within their existing careers, or move into research or teaching.
Graduates of this programme have gone on to positions such as:
Programmer at Ciber
IT Software Developer at Lockheed Martin (Amor Group Ltd)
Web Developer at Emerald Design
Web and Mobile Developer at SwarmOnline Ltd
Technical Consultant at Kana Verint
Project Manager at Equator
IT Consultant at Agile Solutions
Business Analyst at Reply Ltd
Analyst at Agile Solutions (GB) Ltd
Developer at SwarmOnline
Associate Software Engineer at Moody’s
Technical Analyst at QueryClick
Graduate Applications Developer at Baillie Gifford