For more information about Information Technology (Graduate Diploma) at Heriot-Watt University, please visit the webpage using the button above.
This Graduate Diploma in Information Technology prepares overseas graduates without an honours degree for admission to one of our MSc programmes in Computing or IT. English language can also be studied over the same period within the University's School of Social Sciences if required.
Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma with an overall average of at least 50% and an IELTS overall level of at least 6.0 can lead to progression to the MSc in the following year.
Further details are available here.
This programme starts in mid September. It lasts until June for those with adequate English for MSc admission (IELTS 6.0). For students with an IELTS level of 5.5 the programme continues until August.
Notes about fees for this course
|Scotland / Non-UK EU||£5,360|
|England / Northern Ireland / Wales||£5,360|
* If you are unsure which category you fall in to, you should complete a fee status enquiry form, which allows us to assess your fees.
Scholarships and bursaries
We aim to encourage well-qualified, ambitious students to study with us and we offer a wide variety of scholarships and bursaries to achieve this. Over £6 million worth of opportunities are available in fee and stipend scholarships, and more than 400 students benefit from this support.
View our full range of postgraduate taught scholarships.
Applicants require a good ordinary degree, or its overseas equivalent, with a substantial academic component of IT.
Suitable applicants may include Chinese graduates with a good 3-year diploma degree in IT, Indian students with a good 3-year Bachelors in computer applications and Pakistani students with an excellent 3-year BSc degree in IT.
English language requirements
Important: If your first language is not English, or your first degree was not taught in English, we'll need to see evidence of your English language ability.
The minimum requirement for English language is IELTS 6.5, we also accept TOEFL (scores of 79 and higher).
We also offer a range of English language courses to help you meet the English language requirement prior to starting your master's programme:
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