• For Entry: September
  • Duration: 12 months
  • School: Science & Engineering
  • Study Mode: Full Time

Combining Computing and Business for graduates from other subjects who wish to make a relevant and marketable addition to their qualifications.

The migration of more and more business presence and commercial transactions to the internet has produced the need for managers who are familiar with the potential and the limitations of e-commerce, and also for software designers and developers who are aware of the business and marketing environment that sustains them. The fast past of technology changes requires managers and software designers who can operate comfortably and interchangeably in both worlds.

Why study this course at Dundee?

The MSc in Information Technology and International Business offers students a practical mix of technical computing modules such as internet and computer systems and software developmentand business modules like economics for business managers and international business strategy. 

The course is based on practical, real-world assignments to provide great experience for your future career. As it is modelled on good practice within the industry, the MSc in Information Technology and International Business ensures that students are kept up-to-date and instilled with a high level of employability.

What is so good about this course?

International Business at the University of Dundee is well known abroad and as a result, there is a strong multicultural aspect in these classes. Students from countries all over the world like India, China Nigeria and more come here to study giving you the opportunity to work alongside people with a multitude of different ideas, skills and experiences.

The University of Dundee is at the leading edge of computing giving you the opportunity to take advantage of tutelage from leading researchers in an informal and supportive environment.

Your studies will take place in the Queen Mother Building, the University of Dundee’s award-winning epicentre of computing, which boasts an array of conventional and specialised equipment.

How you will be taught

We know how important it is to be at the leading edge of computing and so you will learn from research-active staff. Leading researchers teach you and small class sizes mean that they really get to know you, making for an informal and supportive community.

Industrial collaboration is part of our ethos too, so we regularly include guest experts from industry.

How you will be assessed

The taught modules are assessed by continuous assessment plus end of semester examinations in December and March/April. The project is assessed by dissertation.

Coursework is often very practical, e.g. writing computer programs, designing interfaces, writing reports, constructing web sites, testing software, implementing databases, analysing problems or presenting solutions to clients.

What you will study

You select six taught modules, three per semester, during the period September-April. This will typically consist of four computing modules, chosen from:

  • Software Development
  • Technology Innovation Management
  • Database Systems
  • Software Engineering
  • Human Computer Interaction and Usability Engineering

Detailed module information for the computing modules is available online.

and two business modules chosen from

  • Corporate Finance
  • Performance Management and Reporting
  • Operations Management and Change
  • Business Accounting for Non-specialists
  • Principles of Marketing Practice
  • International Business Strategy
  • Global Marketing
  • Human Resource Management Strategies
  • Marketing Management and Strategy
  • Strategic Management Accounting
  • International Human Resource Management

Subject to examination performance, you then progress to the MSc project which runs from May to September. This is a business-related software development project supervised by a member of staff, culminating in a dissertation.

Please note that some of the modules in the programme are shared with other masters programmes and some of the teaching and resources may be shared with our BSc programme. These joint classes offer a valuable opportunity to learn from, and discuss the material with, other groups of students with different backgrounds and perspectives.

Career opportunities in software development, website design, network support, database development and research, working as computer systems manager, data processing manager, software engineer, computer analyst & programmer, computer & IT consultant.

Our students are highly employable:

  • They develop the expertise that employers want from computing graduates - our Industrial Advisory Board includes experts from a range of industries including Amazon, Scottish Enterprise Tayside, NCR, Chevron and Microsoft
  • They are prepared for a wide range of good career prospects in computing - the UK faces a massive shortage of graduates qualified to fill the 120,000 new jobs in computing and IT every year

Year of Entry: 2016

You should have, or expect to have, a degree in a subject other than computing, with a grade equivalent to at least a Class 2.2 Honours degree from a UK university, or equivalent qualifications.

 EU and International qualifications


English Language Requirement

IELTS Overall 6.0
Listening 5.5
Reading 5.5
Writing 6.0
Speaking 5.5

 Equivalent grades from other test providers

 

English Language Programmes

We offer Pre-Sessional and Foundation Programme(s) throughout the year. These are designed to prepare you for university study in the UK when you have not yet met the language requirements for direct entry onto a degree programme.

 Discover our English Language Programmes

Fees & Funding

The fees you pay will depend on your fee status. Your fee status is determined by us using the information you provide on your application.

 Find out more about fee status

Fee statusFees for students starting 2016/17
Scottish and EU students £5,500 per year of study
Scottish and EU applicants for this course may be eligible for a PSAS tuition fee loan
Rest of UK students £5,500 per year of study
See our scholarships for UK/EU applicants
Overseas students (non-EU) £15,950 per year of study
See our scholarships for international applicants

Postgraduate Students Allowances Scheme (PSAS)

Scottish and EU applicants for this course may be eligible for a PSAS tuition fee loan

You apply for this course via the UCAS Postgraduate (UKPASS) website which is free of charge. You can check the progress of your application online and you can also make multiple applications.

You'll need to upload relevant documents as part of your application. Please read the How to Apply page before you apply to find out about what you'll need.

  Degree Course Code
Apply NowInformation Technology & International Business MScP033398

Course Contact

Dr Keith Edwards
Science and Engineering
k.j.edwards@dundee.ac.uk
+44 (0)1382 384463