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Advance your career in computing with a Master's degree from Robert Gordon University.

Pre-Master's Leading to Computing

Keen to progress your career in the computing industry? With input from Robert Gordon University, this 10-week programme was created to equip you with the tools needed to succeed in your postgraduate-level studies. On successful completion, you will progress seamlessly onto your chosen Master’s degree in computing.


  • 10 weeks


  • February
  • June
  • October


  • Aberdeen

MSc Degrees Available

With a focus on Big Data, this course looks at traditional and unconventional data management and explores the following:

  • Acquisition
  • Storage
  • Warehousing
  • Analytics
  • Visualisation tools and techniques.

You will put your new skills into practice in RGU’s state-of-the-art facilities.

Find out more: MSc Data Science

Cyber Security is a fast-paced and ever-changing field in which to specialise. This degree will teach you how to design and maintain secure information systems and networks. You will also gain the knowledge and skills to prevent, protect and minimise cyber security threats and incidents.

Find out more: MSc Cyber Security

This specialist computing degree provides training in the following:

  • Software development tools and techniques
  • IT service management
  • Geoscience, including renewable energy.

You can join this course with a degree in any technical subject.

Find out more: MSc IT for the Energy Industry

This degree will provide the core knowledge and skills required to work within the IT industry. If you are a non-computing graduate who would like to pursue a career in IT, this course will extend and enhance your existing skills and knowledge using software development tools and techniques.

Find out more: MSc Information Technology


If you are a non-computing graduate, this degree will help you develop the specialist skills needed to pursue an exciting career in IT, with a specialism in business intelligence. There are nine IT labs in the School of Computing, and this is where you will put your skills into practice.

Find out more: MSc Information Technology with Business Intelligence

Whether or not you are a computing graduate, this course teaches the core computing and cyber security knowledge and skills needed to work within a technical IT environment. The School of Computing has its own Cyber Security Lab – a dedicated space for networking, equipped with specialised kit.

Find out more: MSc Information Technology with Cyber Security

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Programme Details

Interactive Learning Skills and Communication

You will develop the academic and communication skills needed for success in postgraduate-level study. You will gain independent learning skills and learn to take responsibility for your personal, academic and professional development.


You will build on your existing knowledge to demonstrate your understanding of the skills and techniques that can be applied to a variety of management problems.

Critical Thinking

You will develop a range of critical thinking skills that will enhance your success at postgraduate level.

RGU’s Computing degrees are accredited by the following professional bodies:

  • The British Computer Society – the Chartered Institute for IT, for the purposes of partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional
  • The National Cyber Security Centre – part of the UK Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ)

Campus Facilities

Robert Gordon University’s beautiful riverside campus provides the perfect learning environment. Take a tour of our industry-standard facilities and find out what we have to offer.

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