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2021-08-24 15:12:10

Studying Information Technology, IT and Programming in Scotland

Studying Information Technology, IT and Programming in Scotland

Information Technology, IT and Programming are in demand among foreign and local students due to the high quality of educational services, the availability of Scottish education.

Academic programs in computer science study the creation, development, use of computer systems, meeting the needs of society for qualified advanced specialists in the field of computer science. Education is based on a combination of individual, group work, exams, practical work in laboratories, dissertation defense (for Master qualifications and above).

Aims of information technology program in Scotland

  • To gain knowledge and skills that are in great demand in industry, the public sector.
  • Develop a deep understanding of computer science necessary to develop complex computing systems.
  • Acquire excellent practical skills along with theoretical understanding.
  • Benefit from the implementation of industry projects.
  • Gain analytical, design and communication skills and the ability to work in a team.

Computer science develops a complex combination of skills and abilities:

  • Deep understanding of technology
  • Creativity
  • Imagination
  • Logic
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong analytical, design skills
  • Communication skills, ability to work in a team.

Graduates not only understand new technologies, but also influence their development.

All degrees in computer science have a solid practical and theoretical foundation, which allows you to move from one course to another.

Contents of IT programs in Scotland

Students will learn basic skills such as programming, and in later years, subjects will include algorithms, databases and logic, more specialized areas, new programming languages, and practical computer projects. The classes cover basic skills such as programming and organization of computer systems, concepts of computing and information, business technology course.

Students will master:

  • Computer Languages and Computing
  • Information systems
  • Programming Basics
  • Computer systems and organization
  • Combinatorics for Computer Science
  • Business Intelligence and Technology
  • Advanced programming
  • Logic, algorithms
  • Modeling of users, data
  • Computer systems, architecture
  • Professional issues in computer engineering.

Studying Information Technology in Scotland

Universities in Scotland also offer master's programs for students continuing to study computer technology:

  • Master of Computer Science
  • Master of Computer Science with Big Data
  • Master of Advanced Software Engineering.

Several companies are working on developing student projects, individual or group projects of the last year of study that are suitable for both parties.

Admission requirements

  • Most University programmes in Scotland require an A-Level diploma or equivalent.
  • Postgraduate studies (MSc) require a bachelor's, specialist or master's degree from an accredited higher education institution with a minimum average score of 3/4 or 4/5.
  • English requirements: IELTS (Academic) overall score of 6.5 (without components below 5.5).
  • International students require programming experience, preferably in Java or another object-oriented language.

Best universities with IT studies in Scotland

  • University of Aberdeen offers Bachelor of Computer Science degrees: programs are accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. Specialized Master's programs of Postgraduate Education in Computer Science (MSc) aim to prepare students for professional or research careers. The department has a long-standing reputation in the field of intelligent systems, in 2014 under the advanced program (REF) took 16th place in the country. 75% of the studies were recognized as world-leading and internationally excellent.
  • Robert Gordon University offers courses that develop skills and knowledge for a wide range of computing technologies, targeted applications. In a modern, specially created environment, promising professional practice is carried out, practical and creative skills necessary to be at the forefront of the digital and creative economy are acquired. Using the latest technology, you'll apply it to real-world challenges the industry faces (or will face). You will also gain valuable technical, personal and professional skills that will allow you to improve your qualifications. In 2016, Scotland IS (an organisation representing the IT sector in Scotland) estimated that the country would need at least 11,000 additional information and communication technology (ICT) staff each year for the next five years. The range of courses aims to address the skills gap facing the industry, reflecting the diversity of today's computer landscape.
  • INTO University of Stirlingoffers bachelor's degrees in computer science, business computing, data science, cybersecurity software development, software engineering, mathematics, applied mathematics and postgraduate studies in data science, offering a wide range of combined and collaborative degrees. Degrees in computer science are accredited by the British Computer Society and degrees in mathematics are accredited by the Institute of Mathematics.  Postgraduate qualifications include master's degrees in artificial intelligence, Big Data, financial technology (Fintech), mathematics, data science, professional doctoral degree in data science, and master's degrees, doctoral degrees in research. The university strives for international research in the field of computer science, mathematics, provides a stimulating, lively environment for students, researchers and visitors to one of the most beautiful campuses in the world.
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Egor Eremeev
Current material has been prepared by Egor Eremeev
Education: Westminster University (Business & Management), London.
Egor studied and lived in the UK for 8 years and graduated from the university of Westminster. He is currently the co-founder and the director of business development at Smapse Education and personally visits foreign schools and universities, interviews students studying in those institutions.
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