The School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering (ACE) has delivered programmes that provide a postgraduate entry level in the field of information technology for more than 20 years. The MSc Information Technology programme is a stepping stone for graduates of non-Computing backgrounds to help them kick start a career in IT. You will develop skills that allow you to specify the requirements and design new information systems, evaluate and build database applications, and contribute to complex projects involving the integration of networked and stand-alone systems into enterprise-wide applications.
The programme benefits from partial accreditation towards membership to the British Computer Society.
Why Choose Us?
Our teaching staff have strong industrial experience to complement their excellent academic and research backgrounds, they often consult organisations on a wide range of IT application problems. The program benefits from frequent content revisions that are based on the continuous interaction our staff maintains with leaders in the IT industry and a large number of application users at corporate level.
On this programme, you will learn to use and apply the most current and most widely used analysis and design methods. You will develop programming skills through learning about fundamental programming methodologies and their application. These skills will be complemented by database design and implementation knowledge, and the knowledge and skills that would allow you to integrate a variety of IT systems into fully integrated enterprise-wide applications. The dissertation part of the programme provides an opportunity to research, and subsequently apply, all knowledge and skills gained in developing a solution to a practical problem.
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Minimum 2:2 with honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BSc) from the UK, taught in English in a non-computing related subject.
Please note you would usually be expected to have at least a Grade C in English and Maths GCSE. Most programmes also accept Key Skills Level 2 Application of Number and Communication as equivalent to GCSE Maths and English.
No work experience is required.
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