University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

Information Systems and Data Management

The course prepares students for careers in advanced information system design, technology management and commercial and academic research. It provides in-depth knowledge and skills of leading edge techniques, such as user modelling, information filtering, personalisation, adaptive hypermedia, data mining and visualisation, and natural language generation. The programme gives students the flexibility to decide the topics of most interest to them, and to specialise in their chosen area through electives and a long project. The programme also teaches practical business skills, for example, through a group project where they either develop their own business idea and its prototype, or work with the Aberdeen Software Factory and a collaborating organization to develop a solution for the organisation's problem. In either case, the prototype solutions and ideas are showcased to local university and business representatives at a "Dragons' Den" type fair. This programme is designed to meet the national need for skilled, business aware technologists. The IT industry has identified a critical shortage of advanced computer specialists who are not only familiar with existing technologies, but who can also develop leading edge applications.

Entry requirements

Honours degree and, while no prior computer programming experience is necessary, a basic level of computer literacy is expected.

Course modules

Modules include: Data mining and visualisation; information extraction and text analytics; semantic web engineering and linked data; natural language generation; innovation strategies; advanced computer science workshop; technological, scientific and market research.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by course work, by written examination or by a combination of these as prescribed for each course. The summer project will be assessed by project implementation and by a dissertation. The degree of MSc shall not be awarded to a candidate who fails to complete the summer project at an appropriate standard, irrespective of their performance in other courses.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,800 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
King's Campus Aberdeen AB24 3FX Scotland

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Key information

Contact: 
Graduate School Admissions Unit, College of Physical Sciences
Telephone number: 
01224 272515