M.Sc. On Campus Online

Information Technology (Business)

12 months
20200 GBP/year
7552 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Our MSc Information Technology (Business) from Heriot-Watt University offers analytical, practical and theoretical courses that combine study of business management and software engineering. 


They cover the design and development of IT systems, the management of data and IT, business organisation and strategy, project leadership and e-commerce. Computer Science at Heriot-Watt is ranked 6th in Scotland by The Complete University league tables (2021).

Key Features 

  • The Information Technology (Business) programme at Heriot-Watt University does not emphasise computer programming but instead seeks to develop graduates with well developed analytical and project management skills that help them become effective communicators / managers working between software developers and business strategists.
  • In some cases, the MSc project can be carried out in collaboration with an outside industrial or academic organisation.
  • Graduates from the programme would be suitable for employment with IT companies, company R&D divisions, financial services organisations, defence contractors or government IT agencies or could register for a PhD.

Programme Structure

Coruses include:

  • Digital and Knowledge Economy
  • Information Systems Methodologies
  • Research Methods and Project Planning
  • Big Data Management
  • Database and Information Systems
  • e-Commerce Technology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

National deadline is for Scottish and RUK students.


180 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Entry requires a good honours degree in a numerate 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. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20200 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7552 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7552 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part time fees:

  • UK / EU: £3,776
  • Overseas: £10,100

Living costs for Dubai

5300 - 9200 AED /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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