Computer Science and Web Technologies MSc

UCAS code I100
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What is special about this course?

The new Masters course in Computing Science and Web Technologies will give you the advanced skills and expertise to excel in the international computing and IT industry.

This specialist postgraduate course in Computing Science and Web Technologies is only available to international students (i.e. students domiciled outside the UK and EU) and will equip you with high-level knowledge and understanding of computing, computing science and web technologies.

You will have the opportunity to undertake a work placement in a variety of UK industries with close links to the University.

Special features

  • You will consolidate and extend your knowledge and skills in specific disciplines, including databases, web programming, and object oriented programming
  • You will have the opportunity to undertake an industrial placement with a UK organisation in industries such as: engineering, aeronautical engineering, energy, IT, business, and finance
  • You will study at Perth College UHI, in the heart of Scotland, with easy access to Edinburgh, Glasgow and the Scottish Highlands
  • Perth College UHI, part of the University of the Highlands and Islands, has a vibrant international student community


The programme aims to produce graduates with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of Computing, Computing Science and web technologies informed by current scholarship and research, including a critical awareness of current issues and develoments in computing. It will prepare students for the next stage in their careers.

Entry requirements

  • A minimum 2:2 honours UK-equivalent Computing degree from a recognised university or equivalent awarding institution
  • Equivalences in education will be checked using NARIC through the International Centre
  • Alternative and equivalent qualifications and experience will be considered on an individual basis, overseen by the admissions panel
  • You should also have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or above, with no individual components (listening, reading, writing and speaking) scoring less than 6


Core modules are:

  • Web programming
  • Mobile technologies
  • Intelligent systems


Core modules are:

  • Database systems
  • Human computer interaction
  • Web science


To achieve the award of MSc Computing Science and Web Technologies you must complete a research dissertation and a work placement.

How will I study my course?

Full time

  • You will study through a combination of lectures, practical exercises and projects
  • You will also use a wide range of technologies and technology networks, including email and online discussion groups

How long will my course last?

Full time: 1 year

Where can I study my course?

Start date

  • September

How much will my course cost?

The following fees apply to this taught postgraduate course:


International (non EU)

Per module (20 credits) £1,080
Postgraduate certificate (3 modules, 60 credits) £3,240
Postgraduate diploma (6 modules, 120 credits £6,480
Masters degree (6 modules + dissertation) £9,720

Fees are payable in advance each academic year unless otherwise agreed.

Enquiries from employers for multiple student registrations are welcome and special fee arrangements may apply.

What funding can I apply for?

External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact Perth College UHI for more information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

On completion of the MSc Computing Science and Web Technologies you will be qualified to take up a variety of positions in the computing and IT industries. These include:

  • Applications engineer
  • Information officer
  • Database developer
  • Software project manager
  • Software engineer
  • Web services developer

In partnership with Harjai Computers Pvt Ltd we also offer employment opportunities for eligible graduates of the MSc Computing Science and Web Technologies. Harjai Computers Pvt Ltd is a fast-growing, ISO 9001-2008 certified IT company, incorporated in 1995, specialising in resourcing services in IT across the globe.

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Apply for Computer Science and Web Technologies MSc

This is a commercial course designed for international students. Please contact the college for application details

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). UHI operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of gender, age, disability, ethnicity and socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.

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