Robert Gordon University (RGU) is helping to tackle a widespread skills shortage in the IT industry with the introduction of fully funded places on its suite of MSc computing courses.
In 2016, ScotlandlS (the organisation representing the IT sector in Scotland) estimated that the country would need at least 11,000 extra Information and Communications Technology (ICT) workers each year for the next five years --while there are only 2,000 ICT graduates per year from Scottish universities.
In addition to funded places on the specialist courses MSc Cyber Security and MSc Computer Science, there are also free places available on a range of IT courses, which are suitable for graduates of non-computing disciplines. These courses include the MSc IT, MSc IT for the Oil and Gas Industry, MSc IT with Cyber Security, MSc IT with Network Management and MSc IT with Business Intelligence.
RGU has 25 fully-funded places, which start in September, for qualifying Scottish or EU students. Places on the courses will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis to suitable candidates.
In addition, students may also access a SAAS living-cost loan of up to 4,500...