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MSc Computing and Information Technology

Course Overview

Businesses rely on computing to succeed, and on knowledgeable, skilled and passionate individuals to manage such vital technology within their organisation. Studying the MSc Computing and Information Technologies programme offers you an excellent opportunity to learn the most up-to-date computing knowledge required by employers whilst also preparing you for a vast range of management roles.

The MSc Computing and Information Technology has been designed in consultation with partners including Accenture and Hewlett-Packard to ensure that you graduate with up-to-date and industry-relevant skills and knowledge.

Your modules will cover programming in Java, web development, database modelling, systems analysis and design with UML, and computer networks, whilst also building transferable skills in project management and research.

Key information

    Course name

    MSc Computing and Information Technology

    Total academic credits

    180 credits

    Qualification awarded

    MSc

    Awarding body

    Northumbria University

    Professional recognition

    No

    Academic level

    Postgraduate (QCF_NQF Level 7)

    Study mode

    Full time

    Duration

    1 year

    Tuition fees

    £13,000 – Scholarship or bursaries available

    Intakes

    September, January, May

    Work placement

    No

    Course location

    London

Academic entry requirements

Minimum 2:2 (second class) honours degree or equivalent from a recognised university in a related subject.

English entry requirements

IELTS 6.5 (or above) with no single element below 5.5, or equivalent.

Progression route

Upon successfully completing your course, you will be eligible to join one of the Professional Pathway programmes to continue your professional development and training. Each Pathway is worth a minimum of £3,000 and offered to graduates for free, from the university’s partner, QA. You can also study further academic course of MPhil and PhD degrees by research or enter into professional career.

Career opportunities

Graduates from this course will have opportunities in a range of exciting careers in the IT industry as Database Administrator, Games Developer, Information Systems Manager, IT Consultant, Multimedia Programmer, Systems Analyst, System Developer, Web Designer, Web Developer. You may go on to use your technical skills to develop software applications, or your strategic knowledge to build and deploy applications in a business environment.

Modules

Compulsory

  • Website Development and Deployment (20 credits)
  • System Analysis and Design with UML (20 credits)
  • Computer Networking (20 credits)
  • Database Modelling (20 credits)
  • Program Design and Implementation (20 credits)
  • Research Methods and Project Management (20 credits)
  • MSc Computer Science and Digital Technology Project (60 credits)

 

Teaching & assessment methods

Throughout the duration of your course, you will participate in group work to complete practical tasks that simulate real-life situations and experience standard professional practice. You will also have one-to-one support on your preparation for and the execution of your final dissertation or project.

Your dissertation or major project will allow you to specialise in an area of interest.