MSc Applied Computing and Information Technology

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    MSc 1 year full-time

Course Description

This course is designed for non-computing graduates who need to apply information technology to their current career or want to change career direction.

It covers a wide range of topics including programming databases security project management and computer networking giving you both the underpinning theory and the ability to apply it to complex real-world problems as well as an awareness of emerging technologies and developments.

  • Postgraduate certificate – 60 credits at Masters level
  • Postgraduate diploma – 120 credits at Masters level

There are six entry points through the year. This allows you to start when it is most suitable.

Why choose this course?

  • Study key areas of information technology including applications of programming data modelling computer networks and security
  • Explore creative and innovative applications of technology to real-world problems
  • Develop your analytical evaluative and problem-solving skills in relation to IT-based solutions
  • Gain a thorough understanding of the social and legal aspects of the Information Technology field (e.g. British Computer Society Code of Conduct and Data Protection)
  • Benefit from valuable experience of working on projects for real business opening up new career opportunities in management supervision or as a practitioner (eg database/IT developer or system designer/analyst) in industries which make substantial use of computers and information technology.

Entry Requirements

The normal entry requirements for postgraduate degrees are a good Honours degree in an appropriate subject from a recognised university: 2:2 for taught degrees; 2.1 for Master’s by research. We may also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications and those with substantial, related work experience.

Applicants who do not have English as a first language must demonstrate they have the correct level of English for their course.

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Programme Funding

There are numerous sources of funding available for postgraduate students, both from external sources such as the Government and from the University.

Student Destinations

As a graduate of this course you could progress on to a career as an IT consultant; manager; systems developer and/or programming supervisor within industries which make substantial use of computer and information technology.

Other careers include IT managers or practitioners within commerce database and IT developers or system designers/analysts.

Module Details

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