Computing with Professional Placement at Edinburgh Napier University - UCAS

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Course summary

This programme is aimed at international students who have an interest in computing studies with the added benefit of professional work experience. By taking this Masters degree in Computing with Professional Placement you will be able to further your undergraduate computing studies and professional experience in the areas of your particular interest. As well as building on your existing computing 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. The programme provides a unique opportunity to undertake work, entrepreneurship, or research training in a professional setting. This allows you to implement your theoretical knowledge and gain valuable professional experiences as you collaborate with enterprises and research projects across Scotland. Please visit our website for course details.


In consultation with a tutor, you select from the full portfolio of modules offered by the School of Computing, taking into account your interests and past experience. For example, you may choose software development, user experience or information systems, and focus on the skills involved, while a theme around security and forensics would comprise different areas of study. Whichever direction you choose, you will end the course equipped with the expertise needed to take you further in your career. This is a five-trimester programme lasting two years in total. Of this, two trimesters will comprise taught classes and projects. As a full-time student you will undertake six modules. This requires an intensive period of study, involving lectures, tutorials, laboratory sessions and independent study. While classes for each module may account for only three or four hours a week, you'll be expected to commit at least 13 hours per week per module. There is a one-trimester break, when you will be attending workshops and events preparing you for the work placement. The placement, which may be either a collaboration with a company, business incubator, or a research project based at Edinburgh Napier University, will take place in trimester 4. Trimesters 4 and 5 also comprise of the MSc dissertation. The MSc dissertation offers you the opportunity to specialise further and investigate very recent research, software and development techniques; to successfully conclude this module, you will be expected to produce a dissertation as well as take part in a viva.

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Entry requirements

The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at a 2:1 equivalent or above in any discipline. However, 30% of the modules studied in the degree must be Computing related. We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient professional work experience within the industry.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6IELTS 6.0 overall with no component below 5.5.

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Computing with Professional Placement at Edinburgh Napier University - UCAS