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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Computer Science

  • Start Date

    January, September

  • Course Duration

    1 year full-time, typically 2 years part-time

  • Course Type


  • Course Fees

    £5,500 per year of study

    £7,000 per year of study

    £7,000 per year of study

    £13,100 per year of study

Gartner estimated that the total number of IoT devices will hit 26 billion units by 2020. Our MSc Internet of Things course is a postgraduate course focusing on teaching advanced IoT topics. As a student you will develop practical skills through a comprehensive understanding of fundamental knowledge and hands-on experience of IoT technologies within industry and academia.

Cisco forecasted that the IoT will become a £13 trillion market – approximately six times the growth rate of the overall information technology market. Choosing our Internet of Things course will enable you to gain the essential knowledge and skills to be placed in the internet technologies and telecommunications industries.

In the programme, unique and challenging modules are introduced for example Mobile networks and smartphone applications, Data mining and visualization, in addition to Ethics for IT professionals and Object oriented analysis and design that provide the basics for Internet of Things (IoT).

Advanced wireless networking technologies and Internet of Things are introduced to in depth knowledge of the field. In addition, two modules which focus on research and the latest trends in the field, namely, Research design and methods and Emerging topics in smart networks, help to define and complete the research project on time.

Course Details

Modules you will study focus on:

  • planning
  • analysing
  • developing
  • evaluating
  • deploying
  • managing IoT systems/services for modern day organisations/businesses

All modules respect the themes of Internet of Things.

You will also be introduced to unique and challenging modules, for example:

  • Mobile Networks and Smartphone Applications
  • Data Mining and Visualization
  • Ethics for IT professionals
  • Object-oriented Analysis and Design
  • Research Design and Methods
  • Emerging Topics in Smart Networks
  • Master's project

Optional modules include:

  • Internet-of-Things
  • Advanced Wireless Networking Technologies

Two of the modules you will study focus on research and the latest trends in the field, namely:

  • Research Design and Methods
  • Emerging Topics in Smart Networks

These modules will help to define and complete your research project on time.

Teaching & Assessment

Teaching takes the form of:

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Laboratory sessions

Our assessment methodology is influenced by the learning outcomes to be tested and employs a range of methods including:

  • essays
  • reports
  • projects
  • research proposal
  • dissertation

Career Prospects


You will be prepared to enter research and developmental positions in academia. Other roles you will be able to apply for include:

  • technical developer
  • project manager in IoT
  • technical manager

Further Study

Successful completion of our course prepares you for advanced research studies in related technology areas. You will also have the priority to be admitted to the MPhil/PhD degree courses.

Implementing Europe's 5G Mobile Network

Remote surgery, driverless cars and smooth mobile HD streaming could all become a reality thanks to pioneering research taking place at UWS.

UWS computing researchers Jose Alcaraz-Calero and Qi Wang are the technical leads on the SELFNET project, which is developing a ‘self-healing’ mobile network. The new network is 1,000 times faster than 4G, delivering dramatic improvements to quality of user experience, reliability and security – and unlocking a wealth of new online opportunities.

”SELFNET will allow 5G networks to make possible things that would have been considered science fiction just a few years ago.” Dr. Alcaraz-Calero

As part of this course, you will hear from PhD students who are working on the 5G mobile project, and the course content will be updated to reflect the findings of this work.

Visit the Internet of Things - MSc page on the University of the West of Scotland website for more details!





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