The University of St Andrews

Computing and Information Technology

University of St Andrews
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Rank: 3 (The Complete University Guide)

Location: University of St Andrews


Study mode full-time

Degree: Masters

Start Date: 2021/09/06

Duration: 12 months

Intl fees: £20980

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This course develops students' critical understanding of the issues associated with using computing systems and their impact on business processes and project management. It also gives students without prior programming experience the opportunity to gain programming skills in a modern software development environment.


Entry requirements

A good Honours degree, 2.1 UK equivalent or better in any discipline, with an interest and ambition in the principles and practice of computing and information technology. If you studied your first degree outside the UK, please see the university's international entry requirements.

Language qualifications

IELTS: 7.0 (a minimum subscore of 6.0)

Notice: This score might not be totally accurate. It is the default IELTS grade for The University of St Andrews, Computer sciences and IT .

About this university

International students

Some 45% of student come from outside the UK with one-eighth coming from other EU countries and around 15% from North America. Within the Student Services department can be found the International Student Advisors who help non-UK students with matters such as immigration and visas as well as support to learn English. They are also on hand to assist with matters concerning living in the UK and working while studying at St Andrews. Student life comes under the organisation of the University of St Andrews Student Association, which was founded in 1885 and it made up of the Students’ Representative Council and the Students’ Union Council as well as nine sub-committees for the various interests. There are over 140 student societies to become involved with including the Union Debating Society, which holds weekly public debates in the Lower Parliament Hall and is often visited by notable speakers. Student media also has strong traditions in the university with two newspapers and other student run publications, a radio station and independent websites. The Music Society organises the many student run musical groups including the symphony orchestra and chorus. One of the oldest groups is the Madrigal Group that performs an annual concert each year as well as a summer tour. In sports, there are around 60 different clubs under the Athletic Union including the Rugby Football Club that played a key role in the development of a number of international players.

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