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MSc Computer Science

Course Description

This course offers advanced topics in Computer Science to existing graduates in Computing or a strongly-related discipline. It allows you to gain expertise in the design and implementation of sophisticated information systems that respond to the challenges faced by organisations in areas such as security, big data and cloud computing.

Visit the website: http://www.rgu.ac.uk/computing/study-options/part-time-learning/msc-computer-science

Course detail

This course will produce computing specialists who:
• Have a good understanding of current computing trends
• Are proficient in the use of modern applications and environments
• Are able to match tools and technologies to the needs of commerce and industry
• Are able to integrate these technologies to develop high-quality information systems


• Big Data Analytics and Visualisation
• Cloud Computing
• Systems Programming and Security
• Data Mining
• Database Security
• Object-Oriented Programming
• Web System Development
• Professional Development & Research Skills
• MSc Project


Throughout the course, content is complemented by practical work, allowing you to support your theoretical development by providing real-life simulation. You will be taught through a mixture of lectures, tutorials, labs and external speakers. You will also be supported through our online virtual learning environment where you can access a wide variety of resources and other support materials.

The individual project provides an opportunity for applying specialist knowledge together with analytic, problem-solving, managerial and communication skills to a particular area of interest within Computer Science. Working with the full support and guidance of an allocated project supervisor, you will be given the opportunity to propose, plan, specify, develop, evaluate, and present a substantial project.


Students who perform particularly well during their first semester of studies will be invited to apply for a 45-week internship.


Opportunities exist in the analysis, design, implementation and management of software projects; the development of web applications and services; consultancy work in software architecture, Big Data Analysis and Cloud Computing. Previous graduates have gone on to work as IT consultants, software engineers, network managers/ administrators, database developers/ administrators, and web services developers.

Graduates have also gone on to pursue careers in research and academia.

How to apply

All students can apply online by visiting Apply Online at http://www.rgu.ac.uk/applyonline


For information on funding, including loans, scholarships and Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) please click the following link: http://www.rgu.ac.uk/future-students/finance-and-scholarships/financial-support/uk-students/postgraduate-students/postgraduate-students/

Visit the MSc Computer Science page on the Robert Gordon University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

This course is ideal for students who possess an honours degree in computing or with significant computing content. This requirement may be relaxed for candidates with significant relevant industrial experience. All international students, for whom English is not their first language, must provide evidence of linguistic ability, by gaining either IELTS 6.0 or its equivalent prior to receiving an unconditional offer of a place on the course.

Last Updated

23 January 2017

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