Information Technology

University of the West of Scotland


Paisley Campus


The option-rich postgraduate IT programme consists of a combination of core and option modules. (Options are offered subject to demand). The first trimester core modules broaden and deepen students’ understanding of the current IT field and enhance their skills base with modern, vocationally relevant skills. Students will study topics and develop skills in areas such as databases and networks for business organisations, and object-oriented analysis and design methods for modern IT systems development.

You can exit after Stage 2 with PgDip Information Technology

Entry Requirements

You are expected to have an Honours degree from an area other than IT or computing. Alternatively, a modest academic background in IT and computing, or equivalent professional qualification and experience, would also be considered for entry.

If you have a background in any of the following subjects then then we encourage you to apply:
Business; Social Sciences; Health Sciences; Engineering; Applied Sciences; Arts; Sports Science.

Start Date

September, January


Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Part time (day)

Course Length

2 years


School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Science



SCQF Level



Career Area

Computing and ICT

Career Sectors

Computer Skills

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