MSc Information and Technology

MSc Information and Technology

Masters
·
2 years

The MSc Information and Technology is a program rich in a specialization that provides a transformational experience to its students, integrating the technological and business aspects of modern IT. This course is designed to address the high demands of both the private and public sector by filling the current digital skills gap and providing students with the skill set required to succeed in the industry.

There are no prerequisites with regards to the faculty of any previously obtained degree. Our MSC IT course is the open stream, with relevant IT industry experience. In an era when digitalization is pervasive across all sectors and industries; this course makes skilled IT experts, who will gain the ability to deal with complex IT issues in businesses systematically and creatively. We recognise that each individual has his or her own yearnings and initiatives. In light of this our MSc Information and Technology course allows students to tailor their learning and pick the advancements and aptitudes they need to learn and specialise in their chosen area. Recent graduates and mature students will find this course beneficial: we have a special course team that will help students identify the modules or pathways best suited for their career aspirations. MSc Information and Technology course incorporates a wide scope of career pathways e.g. 

  • Software Engineering
  • Information Technology Management
  • Network Communications 

The course has been designed to allow for customization of modules to grant students the freedom to choose from a wide range of different subject areas. This adaptable method of learning allows students to choose their studies and match both professional goals and personal needs/objectives.

Utilising the abilities of the faculty and the content within a variety of the modules, students will be empowered by the content of the modules, and the assortment of the modules, students will be able to expand their skills to the utmost of their abilities.
The course enables students to hone their critical thinking skills; students will establish self-direction whilst addressing problems similar to those faced in IT industry.

Class timings are flexible; they can be scheduled for the morning or the evening in accordance with the requests of prospective students.

Eligibility

Requirements: 

Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subject of Computing, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link. All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link. 

Pre-Masters:  A Bachelor degree or equivalent from a recognised university

Duration: Pre-Masters + 3 semesters

Direct Entry: A pass in TBC's Pre-Masters degree 

IELTS:

IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.

(Students meeting university entry criteria can join directly to the University programme)

Work Experience: Students who don't have the IT background require 2 years of work experience. However, if a student has an undergraduate IT degree ( eg. BSC computing, BIT or a BE in computers) then no work experience is required.

Job Prospects

  • IT Faculty
  • IT project manager
  • Chief Information Officer/ Chief Information Security Officer
  • Senior software engineer
  • Data analysts
  • Database Administrator
  • Web developer

Curricular Structure

PRE-MASTERS PROGRAMME

The Pre-Masters Programme is suggested to be successfully completed before joining the University's Programme. It is structured as follows: 

Module NamesCoreCredits
Academic EnglishY10
Research MethodologyY10
Technology, Information Systems & Digital Innovation Y20
Introduction to Data AnalyticsN20

Total Credits

 60


UNIVERSITY PROGRAMME

The Leeds Beckett Msc IT programme is structured as follows and is made up of six core modules and two option modules.

 

Semester 1Core/CreditsSemester 2Core/Credits
Managing Information in the Digital and Global Environment( MIDGE)Y (20)Negotiated Skills DevelopmentY (20)
Project ManagementY (20)Database Systems and ApproachesY (20)
Research Practice (delivered across semester 1 and 2)N (20)  

Elective Options (Choose One)

  • Advanced Software Engineering
  • Data Analysis and Visualisation
N (20)

Elective Options (Choose One)

  • Software Engineering for Service Computing
  • Critical Perspectives of Information
  • Data Warehouse Models and Approaches
  • Lean and Agile Engineering



N (20)
Semester 3   

Dissertation

Y (40) 

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