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Computer Science & IT courses

Edinburgh Napier University

Computing - Msc

  • Duration : 1 Year
  • Intake : Sep/Jan
  • Level : Postgraduate
  • Tuition & fees : £ 15,755 Per Year
  • IELTS : 6.0
  • TOEFL : 80
  • PTE : 56


About this course

By taking a Masters degree in Computing you will be able to build on your undergraduate computing studies or work experience in the areas of your particular interest.

As well as building on your existing computer skills and taking them to the next level, you will learn to develop a critical understanding and an analytical approach to your choice of specialist areas.

With a strong emphasis on a digital business environments, we show you how to provide the best solutions for the company and the clients. 

Our aim is to prepare you to contribute relevant expertise within the interdisciplinary environments that characterise this sector.

This programme is structured around three pathways as an inspiration for your programme.

Specifically created to address the ever-increasing demand for technical web developers, the MSc Computing (Web Development) will convert students with no prior knowledge of computing into web developers in this intensive one year masters.

Course details

Designed to prepare students for the workplace with a solid understanding of how information systems operate in their many different forms, the MSc Computing (Information Systems Development) will convert students with no prior knowledge of computing into software engineers able to apply for a variety of jobs including software developers.

We also offer the MSc Computing (User Experience) pathway which combines research, design and technological know-how, to help you develop next generations of systems and services.

If you choose not to follow one of these pathways, you can compose your own theme to add networking, or security skills to your portfolio.

User Experience (UX) Pathway

UX has become the differentiator between service providers and the most important quality of technology. Great experiences enabled through smooth, effective and engaging interactions keep customers coming back.

The Centre for Interaction Design at Edinburgh Napier University specialises in UX, user-centred design and people-technology interactions of the future. By engaging with technologies at the forefront of development, we explore the emerging issues in UX.

The MSc Computing with UX pathway combines research, design and technological know-how, to help you develop next generations of systems and services. With strong emphasis on a digital business environments, we show you how to provide the best solutions for the company and the clients. Our aim is to prepare you to contribute relevant expertise within the interdisciplinary environments that characterise this sector.

During two taught trimesters, you will have an opportunity to experience both, practical and theoretical aspects of industry methods. With state of the art labs, like the Sensorium, you will be able to investigate physical, psychological, and neurological reactions and behaviour of people as they interact in real-time with systems and services. In final trimester you will implement your own work, in form of an MSc dissertation.

Careers

Thanks to its content, and the high demand for well-qualified graduates in computing, this course can open doors to a wide range of careers. You can take advantage of the increased opportunities for advancement that your new skills offer.

You could pursue a new role in your specialist area, or take on a research, education, or start up a new business.

  • Business analyst
  • Data analysist
  • Java developers
  • System administration or network administration
  • UX design
  • Web developer

Edinburgh Napier University Highlights

Type of university Public
Location United Kingdom
Mode of Payment Direct payment, cash by post, Western Union, credit or debit card, or ePay.
Accreditation The Engineering Accreditation Board (EAB) or other recognized bodies
FAFSA Code G34184
Student population 19,500
Housing capacity 1,240 students
The average cost of attendance 28,000-30,000 GBP

Edinburgh Napier University Average Tuition Fees And Other Expenses

The table below shows the estimated cost of living in UK while attending the institute. The cost is presented annually and may vary according to the needs of individuals.

Item Amount per annum in GBP
Tuition fees 15,522-17,472
Accommodation, Food, Transportation, Books and Supplies, Insurance, etc. 12,600
Total 28,122-30,072

Edinburgh Napier University Application process

Application fee:

  • Undergraduate: 13 GBP to 24 GBP
  • Graduate: Not available

Supporting documents:

  • Academic transcripts and certificates
  • References
  • English proficiency proof
  • Personal statement
  • CV or resume
  • Interview or portfolio (if required)
  • Copy of passport/visa
  • Copy of CAS (if applicable)

Academic requirements:

  • Undergraduate: Overall of 60% in Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) or higher in the Intermediate (10+2) (XII Standard) or the international United Kingdom equivalent.
  • Graduate: Bachelor degree or its equivalent

English Proficiency Test Scores 

For taught undergraduate and graduate programs, any one of the following test scores are required:

Accepted tests Minimum required scores
IELTS (Academic) Overall, of 6.0 with no element lower than 5.5
TOEFL iBT Overall, of 80 with a minimum of 17 in listening, 20 in speaking, 18 in reading, and 17 in writing
Pearson’s Test of Academic English Overall, of 56 with a minimum of 51 in each element
Cambridge C2 Proficiency (or Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE)) Overall, of 169 with a minimum of 162 in each element
Cambridge B2 First (or Cambridge English First (FCE)) Overall, of 169 with a minimum of 162 in each element
Cambridge C1 Advanced (or Cambridge English Advanced (CAE)) Overall, of 169 with a minimum of 162 in each element
Trinity Integrated Skills Test (ISE) ISEII, ISEIII, ISEIV with a pass in each element

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, other tests that are accepted by the university include TOEFL ‘At Home’ Test (same scores as of TOEFL iBT), IELTS Indicator (same scores as of TOEFL iBT), online Edinburgh Napier English Language Courses, Duolingo, and IELTS Academic tests taken more than two years but less than four years will be considered with the use of English language in work or education during that period playing a big role.

Duolingo test and its IELTS equivalent is shown below

IELTS score Duolingo equivalent
6.0 with no subsection lower than 5.5 95-105
6.5 with no subsection lower than 6.0 105-115
7.0 with no subsection lower than 6.5 115-125
7.5 with no subsection lower than 7.0 125-135
Fees components - (1st year Fees and expense)

Tuition & fees :

£ 15,755

Total

£ 15,755

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