An Information Technology MSc can fill in the gaps in your knowledge of database management, software engineering and project management.
Information technology (IT) forms a central part of the fabric of 21st century life, both socially and professionally. Now more than ever, the software infrastructure within any business or organisation is a critical factor towards its success. There is increasing demand for graduates who understand modern business systems, processes and strategy as they align to IT.
This professionally accredited course aims to deepen your insight into IT by developing your creative, critical, technical and managerial skills through independent and collaborative research-based or real-life projects, taking advantage of our connections with companies including IBM. You should be able to enhance your technical knowledge in areas such as bespoke software or web development, database management and e-commerce, exploring current issues, like cybersecurity or smart technologies. We will also explore master core project management and strategy development techniques.
The course is focused on bridging the gap between computer science and non-computing graduates who have worked in the IT sector.
It aims to provide a deliberate blend of foundations in business, IT project management and the core principles in computing disciplines such as database management, enterprise systems and software engineering.
Why choose this course?
Our staff are acknowledged as experts in their field with substantial academic and industrial expertise, such as the former Country Project Director for IT for Shell international and ITV, former heads of IT, managing directors of software development houses and database specialists. The majority of staff have PhD level qualifications which enables them to bring their excellent subject knowledge into the classroom.
Fully accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS), this practical course has been developed in consultation with our industry partners, including professionals who have worked for GE, Marks & Spencer and ITV.
We encourage you to appreciate the full strategic tactical and operational aspects of IT, developing the critical skills needed to create an IT strategy, implement and manage IT projects. You should learn how to build an ecommerce business from concept to delivery, including the technologies required to build and deploy the supporting databases.
International experience opportunities
Information technology is a global business with employers all over the world crying out for specialists with knowledge in emerging technologies such as wireless and Web 2.0, as well as traditional network and security know-how. We collaborate with other universities across the globe in Online International Learning (OIL) projects. For example, we are currently engaged in a project with MEC Oman, which involves critically evaluating IT Strategies.
The course is designed to help prepare you for careers in the management of IT systems within a business.
We have an outstanding record for graduate employability – 92% of our graduates were in work or further study after six months, with 90% of those employed in professional-level jobs (DLHE 2014/15).
In a competitive marketplace, a Master’s qualification demonstrates advanced level knowledge and skills, which could enhance your employment prospects. Our strong focus on evolving industry trends and the practical experience of business-based IT systems should enable you to make a positive contribution to your future employer right away. You should already have relevant experience of tackling industry-related issues, such as adaptive planning, evolutionary development, early delivery and continuous improvement.