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What will I learn?

This programme imparts the understanding and skills to develop advanced software systems to professional standards. The programme has a flexible structure to suit graduates with a wide spectrum of degrees from those in IT to those with rather less academic computing content. The MSc covers core skills in Information Technology (IT) at MSc level while allowing students to study specialist advanced courses in topics. Graduates can expect to find employment with software houses, IT companies, research and development divisions of companies, financial services organisations, defence contractors or government IT agencies, and as researchers or research students within universities. Students will also achieve PGDip and PGCert awards in this course.

Which department am I in?

Computer Science

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£20,808.00 (US$ 25,096) per year
This is a fixed fee

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

Start date

12 September 2022

Venue

Edinburgh Campus

Riccarton,

Edinburgh,

Edinburgh, City Of,

EH14 4AS, Scotland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For PhD study a Masters level qualification from a good university is normally be required. Applicants should also demonstrate some form of research experience. Students require IELTS 6.5 overall with 6.0 in each element or an acceptable equivalent.

For international students

Entry requires a good honours degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics subject area. Candidates holding a little less than a good honours degree or its equivalent but with compensating qualifications or experience may be admitted to the Postgraduate Diploma programme. Transfer to the MSc will be possible later on if exam and course work are at MSc level. The minimum requirement for English language is IELTS 6.5 (with no component under 5.5), we also accept TOEFL (scores of 90 and higher).

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

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About Heriot-Watt University

UWinnipeg attracts students from around the world due to its for academic excellence, small class sizes, environmental commitment and diversity.

  • Choose from 400 undergraduate courses
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