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What will I learn?

The Masters in Computing Science provides you with a thorough grounding in advanced computing science, together with experience of conducting a development project, preparing you for responsible positions in the IT industry.

WHY THIS PROGRAMME

  • 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.
  • The School of Computing Science has extensive contacts with industrial partners who contribute to several of their taught courses, through active teaching, curriculum development, and panel discussion. Recent contributors include representatives from IBM, J.P. Morgan, Amazon, Adobe and Red Hat.
  • 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.

Students will also achieve PgCert and PgDip exit awards during this course.

CAREER PROSPECTS

Career opportunities include responsible positions, not only in the IT sector but also in many other sectors such as education, engineering, health services, financial services, government, manufacturing, retail, and transport. You will also be well qualified to proceed to study for a PhD in computing science.

Graduates of this programme have gone on to work for companies such as JP Morgan & Chase, Alliance, Airwave, Sensefly and Sky UK. Positions include Software Developer, IT-Trainee, Teacher and Lab Demonstrator.

Which department am I in?

School of Computing Science

Study options

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
£23,500.00 (US$ 30,378) per year
Fee information is subject to change and is for guidance only. Additional fees applicable.

This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

11 January 2021

Venue

University of Glasgow

The Fraser Building,

65 Hillhead Street,

Glasgow,

Glasgow, City Of,

G12 8QQ, Scotland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must hold Bachelor’s degree (GPA: 3.0+) from an accredited university or college in a relevant subject. Normally a 2.1 or 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject will be accepted. Please refer the university website for details of the English Language requirements for entry to individual postgraduate degree programmes.

For international students

A minimum of a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent (eg GPA 3.0/4 or equivalent) with Computing Science as a major subject. This programme is not available to recent graduates who have been awarded an undergraduate degree in either Computing Science or Software Engineering from the University of Glasgow. These applicants should, if not already graduated, consider continuing to the integrated MSci award. For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training): overall score 6.5 writing at 6.5 and no other sub-test less than 6.0 OR writing at 6.0 and no other sub tests less than 6.5 or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification. Common equivalent English language qualifications - All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme: ibTOEFL: 90; no sub-test less than: Reading: 20, Listening: 19, Speaking: 19, Writing: 23.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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