Information Technology Online MSc or ISS

University of Aberdeen

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Distance/online | University of Aberdeen | 30 Months | SEP-19, JAN-20, SEP-20
  • Distance/online | University of Aberdeen | 30 Months | SEP-19, JAN-20, SEP-20
  • Distance/online | University of Aberdeen | 27 Months | SEP-19, JAN-20, SEP-20

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  • Subject Ranking


    6 (Computer Science)
  • Research Quality

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    / 4.00
  • Research Intensity

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    / 1.00
  • Qualification

    Master of Science

  • Application deadline


  • Start date

    SEP-19, JAN-20, SEP-20

Course Summary

This programme allows you to convert from an undergraduate degree across a range of science or arts disciplines to allow you to work in information technology and related employment areas. It is delivered entirely online with plenty of support and a range of learning methods available. You may also wish to study this subject to augment existing skills, knowledge and work experience related to information technology areas in order to rapidly progress, change direction or add to your knowledge.

The programme is made up from courses which combined give you wide ranging knowledge of information technology and separately are often employment specialisms in their own right with background taken from the other courses available. This gives you wide ranging possibilities and employment options when you graduate. You learn how to work with databases and big data, develop web applications, design software, analyse systems and their design, provide security to applications and information, study human centred design and interactions and finally study enterprise as applied to computing and business.

The programme at Aberdeen is well established and it has resulted in graduates being employed by the major IT players of today including Amazon, IBM, Hewlett Packard and a wide range of other technology companies and multinationals in need of constant innovation to drive their products and customer base forward.

You can take the programme over either 5 months if you want to take ISS qualification or 27 or 30 months to gain your MSc. Some of the modules in the programme also allow you to continue your professional development. The programme is internationally relevant as much of the employment within information technology is global in its application and presence.

The School of Natural and Computing Sciences provides an academically challenging and engaging environment with strong links between Chemistry, Computing Science, Mathematics, Physics, ral which is a rural digital research hub.

University of Aberdeen was founded in 1495 by Bishop Elphinstone at Kings College, Aberdeen. It is the 5th oldest university in the UK and provides a beautiful backdrop to studying at the university. Many of its original subjects are taught today and it continues its European Paris and Bologna model, global research and teaching focus.

Online Learning at Aberdeen

When you study online your study and research needs are taken care of online. You have access to the Virtual Learning platform at Aberdeen. On this platform you can view lecturers, speak to lecturers and your tutor, communicate with your peers, enjoy group work where relevant, blogs and many other facilities to ensure your learning experience is like being on campus. You have access to the Sir Duncan Rice Library and its extensive e-resources to ensure you have the same quality of experience as you would on campus.

Why Study at Aberdeen?

  • Information Technology comes from a strong and continuous research base with spin out company formation and wide ranging innovation taking place which is applied to your teaching and learning experience
  • Research takes place over the main themes of: Agents, Reasoning and Knowledge; Natural Language Generation / Computational Linguistics and System Modelling
  • Over 70% of publications were classed as ‘internationally leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ across the department portfolio (REF 2014)

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About this University

The University of Aberdeen is the fifth oldest university in the UK, with a beautiful medieval campus dating back to 1495. The university attracts international academics and students at all levels of study, both on campus and via distance learning. It offers one of the largest medical campuses in Europe, as well as the stunning Sir Duncan Rice Library with its panoramic views across the cosmopolitan yet compact city and its golden beaches.