Advanced Computing

University of the West of Scotland


Paisley Campus


The MSc Advanced Computing forms part of the Advanced Computing framework here at UWS and is a post graduate course focusing on teaching advance topics of the internet-of-things and big data. It is designed to develop practical skills by providing a comprehensive understanding of fundamental knowledge and hands-on experience of advance computing technologies within industry and academia.

Common modules will focus on planning, analysing, developing, evaluating, deploying, and managing advanced computing systems/services for modern day organisations/businesses. All common modules are designed to respect the overarching themes of advanced computing, delivering research informed teaching in lectures, tutorials, and laboratory sessions; other modules will focus on academic, research and ethical practices within a professional environment.

You can exit after 9 months with PgDip Advanced Computing.

Entry Requirements

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.

Start Date

September, January


Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 - 1.5 years


School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Science



SCQF Level



Career Area

Computing and ICT

Career Sectors

Computer Skills

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