Designed to prepare students for the workplace with a solid understanding of how information systems operate in their many different forms, the MSc Computing (Information Systems Development) will convert students with no prior knowledge of computing into software engineers able to apply for a variety of jobs including software developers.
The programme is structured around three pathways to suit your ambitions and interests. Each pathway comprises specific modules, which must be selected among the ones available to the chosen pathway. The only compulsory module is the Masters Dissertation. You will discuss your module enrolments with your Personal Development Tutor before starting your studies.
We also offer the MSc Computing (User Experience) pathway which combines research, design and technological know-how, to help you develop next generations of systems and services.
If you choose not to follow one of these pathways, you can compose your own theme to add networking, or security skills to your portfolio.
User Experience (UX) Pathway
UX has become the diﬀerentiator between service providers and the most important quality of technology. Great experiences enabled through smooth, eﬀective and engaging interactions keep customers coming back.
The Centre for Interaction Design at Edinburgh Napier University specialises in UX, user-centred design and people-technology interactions of the future. By engaging with technologies at the forefront of development, we explore the emerging issues in UX.
The MSc Computing with UX pathway combines research, design and technological know-how, to help you develop next generations of systems and services. With strong emphasis on a digital business environments, we show you how to provide the best solutions for the company and the clients. Our aim is to prepare you to contribute relevant expertise within the interdisciplinary environments that characterise this sector.
During two taught trimesters, you will have an opportunity to experience both, practical and theoretical aspects of industry methods. With state of the art labs, like the Sensorium, you will be able to investigate physical, psychological, and neurological reactions and behaviour of people as they interact in real-time with systems and services. In final trimester you will implement your own work, in form of an MSc dissertation.