A firm grounding in the knowledge, skills and understanding of computing, software development and the global business environment.
Industry and commerce have an increasing need for IT-enabled decision makers and business-aware IT professionals. This postgraduate degree is designed to meet that need. The degree aims to give students a firm grounding in the knowledge, skills and understanding of computing, software development with a user-centric approach and the global business environment.
The MSc in Computing with International Business offers students a practical mix of technical computing modules such as internet programming and software development and business modules like economics for business managers and international business strategy.
At the University of Dundee we have a flexible approach to Computing with International Business. This course can be tailored to suit students with a strong computing background or those with less experience seeking to develop their skills while simultaneously developing their business acumen.
We encourage a professional and user-centred approach to software design and production, and we will enable you to develop research skills so that you can undertake a major software development project.
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.
Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)
The University of Dundee has been given a Gold award – the highest possible rating – in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
How you will be taught
We know how important it is to be at the leading edge 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. You make module selections with your advisor, and this will be partially dictated by your background and previous study, plus any timetabling restrictions.
Any module which has a significant overlap with your previous education will be disallowed, for students with a computing-related degree this will usually include most of the modules shown +.
Detailed module information is available online.
Four Computing modules from:
- Software Development+
- Technology Innovation Management
- Computer Vision
- Computer Graphics
- Computing the User Experience
- Big Data Analysis
- Database Systems
- Secure Internet Programming
- Software Engineering+
- Agile Engineering
- Computing Research Frontiers
- Research Methods
- Human Computer Interaction and Usability Engineering
Two Business modules 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.
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
You should have, or expect to have, a degree in Computing, Information Technology, Information Systems, Software Engineering or related title, with a grade equivalent to at least a Class 2.2 Honours degree from a UK university, or equivalent qualifications.
English Language Requirement
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.
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.
|Fee status||Fees for students starting academic year 2019-20|
|Scottish and EU students||£7,950 per year of study
See our scholarships for UK/EU applicants
|Rest of UK students||£7,950 per year of study
See our scholarships for UK/EU applicants
|Overseas students (non-EU)||£20,950 per year of study
See our scholarships for International applicants
You may incur additional costs in the course of your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year.
Examples of additional costs:
|One off cost||Ongoing cost||Incidental cost|
|Graduation fee||Studio fee||Field trips|
*these are examples only and are not exhaustive.
- may be mandatory or optional expenses
- may be one off, ongoing or incidental charges and certain costs may be payable annually for each year of your programme of study
- vary depending on your programme of study
- are payable by you and are non-refundable and non-transferable
Unfortunately, failure to pay additional costs may result in limitations on your student experience.
For additional costs specific to your course please speak to our Enquiry Team.
For the MSc Computing with International Business with Work Placement option, the responsibility for finding a placement lies with you but our Careers Service can support and guide you. You will only be considered for the work placement route if your academic progression is satisfactory, and this will be discussed with your Advisor of Studies. If you cannot, or decide not to go on a placement, you will complete the MSc Computing with International Business.
You apply for this course through our Direct Application System, which is free of charge. You can find out more information about making your application when you click Apply Now below
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Dr Keith Edwards
Science and Engineering
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