University of the West of Scotland

Advanced Computing, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • English
    Language
MSc Advanced Computing course is designed to develop practical skills by providing a comprehensive understanding of fundamental knowledge and hands-on experience of advanced computing technologies. It can open up roles including systems analyst, IT manager or software development manager. The course also prepares students for advanced research studies in related technology areas.

About

The Advanced Computing programme is offered at University of the West of Scotland. Common modules will focus on planning, analysing, developing, evaluating, deploying, and managing advanced computing systems and services for modern day organisations and businesses. 

All common modules are designed to respect the key themes of advanced computing, delivering research informed teaching in lectures, tutorials, and laboratory sessions.

Unique and challenging modules are introduced, including Mobile Networks and Smartphone Applications, Data Mining, and visualisation. The Ethics for IT professionals and Object Oriented Analysis and Design modules provide the basics for Big Data and Internet of Things (IoT) streams.

Jobs

Your employment opportunities will depend on your specialisation and may include:

  • Systems analyst
  • IT manager
  • Software development manager
  • Applications development

Computing scientists are commonly well paid and work in varied environments including small, medium and large businesses and research institutions.

Programme Structure

On our course, unique and challenging modules are introduced, for example:

  • Mobile Networks and Smartphone Applications
  • Data Mining and Visualisation

These are in addition to:

  • Ethics for IT professionals
  • Object Oriented Analysis and Design

Each stream offered has its own dedicated modules such as:

  • Advanced Data Science
  • Intelligent Systems
  • Advanced Wireless Networking Technologies
  • Internet-of-Things

Two common modules focus on research and the latest trends in the field, namely:

  • Research Design and Methods
  • Emerging Topics in Smart Networks

All of these modules will help to define and complete your research project on time.

For more information, please visit the programme's website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: If you are applying from overseas for postgraduate taught courses, the latest we can process your application is 6 weeks before the course start date.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description

      1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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    176

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

We welcome Scottish, UK and international students and consider all applicants on an individual basis.

Don’t worry if your qualifications are not listed here, we take a range of factors into account when assessing your application and are happy to consider other alternative combinations of qualifications and experience.

You should possess an Honours Degree (2.2 or above) in Computing/ Engineering (or Relevant Disciplines) from a UK academic institute or an equivalent 4-year international degree qualification.

You may also be considered with other academic, vocational or professional qualifications deemed to be equivalent.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    10600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10600 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    5500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Paisley

  • 700 - 1400 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

The Scottish Government does not provide any statutory student funding for international students studying in Scotland.

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