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Why you should choose the University of the Highlands and Islands

Perth is one of the longest established and largest campuses in the University of the Highlands and Islands. Located in the historic city of the same name, the original ‘capital’ of Scotland, its connections with King Charles II, Sir Walter Scott, Oliver Cromwell and Scone Abbey, where the Kings of Scotland were once crowned, make it one of the major cultural attractions in the UK.

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Perth College UHI is a leading Centre of academic excellence. A vibrant and dynamic campus, its world class research and teaching advances knowledge through theoretical and applied disciplines with an emphasis on practitioner engagement. Distinguished Research Chairs with international reputations — one of whom is a Nobel Prize winner — bring the highest quality minds to Perth College UHI.

As one of the largest Colleges in the University of the Highlands and Islands, Perth has strong links with educational institutions and countries around the world, including St Andrews University, Scotland, founded in 1413; Andhra University, The GMR Group and JNTUK in India; Monmouth University, USA; Cape Breton University, Canada; Bydgoszcz University, Poland; and the Jordanian Royal Airforce, Jordan.

Our University is a place where ideas are debated and business is conducted with our many, prestigious corporate partners. Our Faculty constitutes a major learning network for students, with staff providing support through the challenges of our international MSc programme.

Our campus attracts students from around the world We currently have students from over 50 countries, including Asia, the Middle East, the Americas and Europe, enjoying life in our small, friendly city, voted the best place to live in Scotland in a national survey.

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MSc in Computing Science and Web Technologies Our MSc programme aims to provide you with an intensive and practical programme including individual and team projects, tutorials, lab sessions and assessments that will give you the edge in the international recruitment market. As a graduate of computing science and web technologies from the University of the Highlands and Islands, you will have the high level knowledge, skills and understanding of computing, computing science and web technologies, that IT employers need.

What you will study on our MSc The MSc is made up of modules taught over two 14-week semesters, a dissertation and live project in the third semester. Central to your success will be a four-week intensive induction programme at the start of your course. This will extend your knowledge and skills in databases, object-oriented programming, web programming and independent learning.

Content includes: SEMESTER ONE Completion of 3 modules. Each is worth 20 SCQF credits. • • •

Web programming Intelligent systems Mobile technologies

SEMESTER TWO Completion of a further 3 modules. Each is worth 20 SCQF credits. • • •

Database systems Human-computer interaction Web science

SEMESTER THREE Completion of the following. Worth 60 SCQF credits. •

Dissertation Small classes mean you get more personal attention from our lecturers, giving you a greater chance of success.

Career Opportunities

In partnership with Harjai Computers Pvt Ltd, we provide employment opportunities for eligible students on completion of their programme. Harjai Computers Pvt Ltd is a fast-growing ISO 9001:2008 certified IT company, incorporated in 1995, specialising in resourcing services in IT across the globe. They help global organisations meet business objectives through the effective and efficient use of technology, processes, and resources. Their motto is “We don’t give Jobs, We don’t make Careers, We make Lives”. We work with industry to provide placement opportunities, which should give you valuable computing experience with UK-based organisations, allowing you to apply theories and concepts from the MSc to real situations. Live projects with host organisations may include engineering, aeronautical engineering, energy, IT, business and finance, depending on the field you choose. Placements run in the third semester and you may be asked to work up to 5 days a week in your partner organisation, developing your project.

Entry requirements A minimum 2:2 honours UK Computing degree from a recognised university or equivalent awarding institution. Equivalences in education will be checked using NARIC through the International Centre. Alternative and equivalent qualifications and experience will be considered on an individual basis, overseen by the admissions panel. You should also have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or above, with no individual components (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking) scoring less than 6.

So if you want your career to really go places with an MSc from a UK university, get in touch with us today. Call +44 (0) 1738 877512 or email to find out more about the course.

How to apply

To contact our authorised representatives in your country, see AuthorisedRepresentatives.aspx

You should complete an application form and also provide a personal statement detailing any relevant experience you have and outlining your intentions and ambitions.

Or contact our International Centre by calling +44 (0) 1738 877286 or email

You must provide copies of your qualifications and marks.

You must provide your English language certificate and academic references.

Assistant Director of our International Centre is Hithendra Cheetirala. Email him at

You may be interviewed in your own country.

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Updated: 12/9/11

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