MSc Internet of Things (IoT)

Course contact

Dr. Naeem Ramzan / Dr. Zeeshan Pervez
0800 027 1000 (+44 141 849 4101 out with UK)


  • School of Engineering and Computing

Qualifications and durations

PgDip Advanced Computing leading to MSc Internet of Things
1 year / 2 years (full-time / part-time)


Start date(s)

  • September and January

Tuition Fees

Additional costs
Please note that for some programmes of study there may be additional costs involved which are not included in the tuition fee advertised. These could be, for example, for study materials, fields trips or equipment. Programme leaders will be able to provide detail of any additional costs.

This programme is mainly motivated by the growing importance of internet-of-things. International Data Corporation (IDC: a market research firm) predicated the IoT market will grow to £4.93 trillion in revenue by 2020. Gartner estimated that the total number of IoT devices will hit 26 billion units by 2020.
The MSc Internet of Things (IoT) is a post graduate programme focusing on teaching advance topics of the internet-of-things. It is designed to develop practical skills by providing a comprehensive understanding of fundamental knowledge and hands-on experience of IoT technologies within industry and academia. Modules will focus on planning, analysing, developing, evaluating, deploying, and managing IoT systems/services for modern day organisations/businesses. All modules are designed to respect the overarching themes of IoT, delivering research informed teaching in lectures, tutorials, and laboratory sessions; other modules will focus on academic, research and ethical practices within a professional environment.

Please note that this course is recognised as by Scottish Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) for access to postgraduate tuition fee and cost-of-living loans for UK and EU applicants.

Appropriate undergraduate qualification: Honours Degree (2.2 or above) in Computing/ Engineering (or Relevant Disciplines) from a UK academic institute or an equivalent 4-year international degree qualification. Applicants may also be considered with other academic, vocational or professional qualifications deemed to be equivalent.

Conditional approved.
In the programme, unique and challenging modules are introduced for example Mobile networks and smartphone applications, Data mining and visualization, in addition to Ethics for IT professionals and Object oriented analysis and design that provide the basics for Internet of Things (IoT). Advanced wireless networking technologies and Internet of Things are introduced to in depth knowledge of the field. In addition, two modules which focus on research and the latest trends in the field, namely, Research design and methods and Emerging topics in smart networks, help to define and complete the research project on time.

Common Modules

  • Mobile Networks and Smartphone Application 
  • Data Mining and Visualization 
  • Ethics for IT professionals 
  • Object-oriented Analysis & Design
  • Research Design and Methods
  • Emerging Topics in Smart Networks
  • Masters Project 

Optional Modules

  • Internet-of-Things
  • Advanced Wireless Networking Technologies
Cisco forecasted that the IoT will become a £13 trillion market – approximately six times the growth rate of the overall information technology market.
Choosing this programme will enable you to gain the essential knowledge and skills to be placed in the internet technologies and telecommunications industries. You will also be prepared to enter research and developmental positions in academia. The graduates can go for a role of technical developer, project manager in IoT, Technical manager, etc.

Successful completion of the programme prepares you for advanced research studies in related technology areas. Graduates have the priority to be admitted to the MPhil/PhD degree programmes.

Useful Information

  • Merit Scholarships available. Non-EU applicants with a minimum 2nd class upper honours degree or equivalent are invited to apply. Applicants who have succeeded despite unusual challenges are particularly encouraged to apply.