Taught Postgraduate Study Opportunities

Academic Director: Nigel Beacham is the director for the postgraduate programmes.

MSc Information Systems and Data Management

Programme Tutor: Dr. Wei Pang

The MSc in Information Systems and Data Management provides in-depth knowledge and skills of leading edge techniques, such as user modelling, information filtering, personalisation, adaptive hypermedia, data mining and visualisation, natural language processing, semantic web, mobile and cloud computing. [More Information]

MSc Information Technology

Programme Tutor: Dr. Ernesto Compatangelo 

The MSc in Information Technology is aimed at graduates who have obtained their first degree in an area other than Computer Science. It provides a route for applicants wishing to change their career path, or those who wish to develop Information Technology skills in order to "add value" in their existing area of employment. The programme allows students to develop skills in Web design and administration while still providing them with a strong grounding in programming and software development. [More Information] 

Our Graduate Success

Udon Okoh

MSc Information Technology, University of Aberdeen

Udon Okoh had been supported by Enterprise Campus and was an occupant of ABVenture Zone until January. Udon returned to Nigeria to work with his co-founder and run a trial with customers. Udon’s team has won the Ideas for Action Competition organized by the World Bank and Wharton Business School. They won first place out of 490 participating teams from 125 different countries.

See http://www.ideas4action.org/competition-2016-2/

 

What our graduates say about us?

Noah Altunian

MSc Information Technology, University of Aberdeen

"I chose the University of Aberdeen for Computing because the research done here is considered relevant and reliable; I knew that the teachers and the courses would be of a quality standard, and that I’d learn from reliable, knowledgeable sources.

I enjoyed the community feel of the University; I walk to and from classes, and I always run into friends. The campus is small, and welcomes a friendly feeling. Plus, the University is very old, and it implores you to be in awe of the buildings, both outside and within. 

Regarding my degree, I enjoyed the communal feel of studying with all of the other Computing Science students, both within my course and year, and from outside. Also, the teachers and the courses are all welcoming; the teachers are welcoming to questions, and encourage them, and the courses are welcoming to your curiosity. You really get all that you put into it; the more you put in, the more things you really do get out of it.

Aberdeen has enabled me to realise that my career goals are truly achievable. The course has taught me so much, and has given me a rounded set of skills that I can advertise myself with pride. I’ve ultimately come to realise that everything can be achieved, it just depends on your determination."

 

 An MSc IT summer project

 Each summer the MSc IT students are formed into teams to work with live clients to work on a real project. The clients vary from non-computing university staff, small business people who need sites done, or people who need some software for supporting some tasks. Each of these is done following an agile approach with weekly sprints following industry practices as  much as possible.