University of St Andrews

University of St Andrews

Computing and Information Technology

The programme develops a critical understanding of the issues associated with using computing systems and their impact on business processes and project management. As well as developing an appreciation of theoretical and research aspects in the field, students acquire practical and evaluative skills in using computing technologies, and developing and maintaining computing systems. The programme also provides the opportunity to develop programming skills, allowing the possibility of undertaking a programming-related dissertation project.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree, 2.1 UK equivalent or better in any discipline, with an interest and ambition in the principles and practice of computing and information technology.

Course modules

Modules: Software engineering; project management; database management systems; knowledge discovery and data-mining; information security management; network systems management; web technologies; user-centred interaction and design; green computing; and further advanced research-led topics at the cutting edge of computer science; artificial intelligence, networks and distributed systems, human computer interaction and software engineering.

Assessment methods

MSc: 9 months of course work followed by a 15,000-word dissertation prepared in the last 3 months.

Sponsorship information

Carnegie-Cameron bursaries; entrant accommodation bursary; Formula Santander postgraduate scholarship; recent graduate discount; Thomas and Margaret Roddan Trust bursary.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 5,500 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 18,470 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 5,500 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 2,750 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 2,750 per Academic year (EU fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of St Andrews St Andrews KY16 9AX Scotland

Key information

School of Computer Science
Telephone number: 
01334 463251