The Advanced Computing programme is offered at University of the West of Scotland. Common modules will focus on planning, analysing, developing, evaluating, deploying, and managing advanced computing systems and services for modern day organisations and businesses.
All common modules are designed to respect the key themes of advanced computing, delivering research informed teaching in lectures, tutorials, and laboratory sessions.
Unique and challenging modules are introduced, including Mobile Networks and Smartphone Applications, Data Mining, and visualisation. The Ethics for IT professionals and Object Oriented Analysis and Design modules provide the basics for Big Data and Internet of Things (IoT) streams.Jobs
Your employment opportunities will depend on your specialisation and may include:
Computing scientists are commonly well paid and work in varied environments including small, medium and large businesses and research institutions.
On our course, unique and challenging modules are introduced, for example:
These are in addition to:
Each stream offered has its own dedicated modules such as:
Two common modules focus on research and the latest trends in the field, namely:
All of these modules will help to define and complete your research project on time.
For more information, please visit the programme's website.
You can apply until:
You can apply until:
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
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Minimum required score (Grade B2):
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Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.
You need the following GPA score:
Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).
Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).
We welcome Scottish, UK and international students and consider all applicants on an individual basis.
Don’t worry if your qualifications are not listed here, we take a range of factors into account when assessing your application and are happy to consider other alternative combinations of qualifications and experience.
You should possess an Honours Degree (2.2 or above) in Computing/ Engineering (or Relevant Disciplines) from a UK academic institute or an equivalent 4-year international degree qualification.
You may also be considered with other academic, vocational or professional qualifications deemed to be equivalent.
£3,400 per year of study
£3,400 per year of study
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
The Scottish Government does not provide any statutory student funding for international students studying in Scotland.
However, there are several scholarship and incentive schemes available to international students studying at UWS.
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