The course

Delivery
Full-time, Part-time, Per course
Course type
Taught
Location
Edinburgh
Entry date
September

Contact

MACS postgraduate scholarships

Some scholarships of £2,500 will be awarded to outstanding applicants to any of our Computer Science MSc programmes. Find out more.

Overview

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 such as animation, e-commerce, games programming, intelligent robotics and mobile computing and network applications.

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.

Further details are available.

Programme duration

This full-time programme starts in September and lasts one year. The programme can also be taken part-time over 2 years or as a 9 month Postgraduate Diploma.

Course content

   Detailed course guide

Full-time students take 4 courses each semester and must normally take all core courses.

Core Courses:

  • Database and Informations Systems
  • Network Applications
  • Research Methods and Project Planning
  • Masters project and dissertation

Optional Courses:

  • Computer Network Security
  • 3D Graphics and Animation
  • Mobile Communications and Programming
  • Industrial Programming
  • Software Engineering Foundations
  • Advanced Software Engineering
  • Digital and Knowledge Economy
  • e-Commerce Technology
  • Computer Games Programming
  • Intelligent Robotics

After semester 2 students continue full-time on their MSc project.

Further details are available for study in Edinburgh and also for study in Dubai.

Project

In the third semester (May-August) students undertake a specialist MSc project which is written up as a 15000 word dissertation. This project enables further development and consolidation of skills introduced in the taught courses, applying them to a challenging practical problem in this subject area.