MSc Information Technology
University of the West of Scotland
British Computer Society â€“ BCS
Postgraduate (QCF_NQF Level 7 / SCQF Level 11)
Full time - Classroom
Â£11,000 (Scholarship available)
Applicants are expected to have a degree from an area other than IT or computing, or a modest academic background in IT and computing, or equivalent professional qualification and experience. Applicants from a business, social sciences, health sciences, engineering, applied sciences, arts, or sports science background are encouraged to apply. Applicants possessing a degree can apply to enrol on the Postgraduate Diploma and, on successful completion, transfer to the MSc programme.
IELTS score of 6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in any subcomponent. UWS will also consider applicants who have previously studied at degree level, taught and assessed in English, in what UKVI define as a majority English-speaking country.
Combination of examination, coursework and a supervised independent business research project & live case studies - a range of practically focused assignments, such as case studies, portfolios, presentations and other assessment formats which will replicate the types of practice graduates will be expected to undertake in their typical working life upon completion of the programme.
Further academic study of DBA, PhD or other research degree or Professional career.
UWS graduates enjoy careers at Agrekko, IBM, T-Mobile, CAP-Gemini, Amazon, Atos, Adobe Systems, HP, Dell and SMEs. Positions include IT Consultant, IT Systems Developer, e-Business Specialist, Database Developer, Oracle Database Specialist, and doctoral (PhD) researcher.
The programme consists of a combination of core and specialisation option modules (specialisations offered subject to demand).
Topics include modern database design, network-based technology infrastructure and object oriented analysis and design methods for modern IT systems development.
You may follow technically-oriented specialisations including Oracle-based advanced database development, Java based application development, web technology development, data and network security, wireless networking and Internet of Things.
Alternatively, you may follow business-oriented specialisations including eBusiness, mobile business, technology management, strategic and project management, digital marketing and modern business intelligence and analytics.
Technically-oriented specialisations will enable you to focus on developing technical skills such as database and network design and development, application development, web development, creating IT solutions, and designing IT infrastructures for organisations. Business-oriented specialisations will enable you to develop skills and strategies that will help organisations configure and manage appropriate IT-driven and business relevant solutions and infrastructures.
You can also complete your Masters dissertation whilst working in industry.
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