Computing & IT Management (MSc)
1 year (Full-time) / 3 years (Part-time) / n/a (Distance / E-Learning)
Designed for graduates who want to move into computing from another discipline, this one-year programme provides you with a broad technical knowledge and a sound business context for managing IT systems. These are required to meet fundamental IT sector needs such as planning major projects or improving business processes, and are essential for those with aspirations of a management role in the IT sector.
- Conversion course.
- Intensive programme specifically designed for those who wish to move into computing and IT management from another discipline.
- The facility to tailor the course to your interests by the selection of an advanced option module.
Through this programme you will get a fundamental understanding of software development and supporting technology relating to programming and database management. You will understand the professional skills required to lead IT managers, individually or as a part of a team working on business change projects.
With an emphasis on how computational systems can support business operation and the role of e-commerce, you will understand in detail the dependency between business operations and IT systems. You will be made aware of the challenges in IT management and develop an appreciation of the many factors on which successful IT projects depend.
In addition to being taught how to use industry standard products like Oracle™, you will have the option of learning about new and emerging technologies, such as cloud computing, that are radically changing the opportunities and threats for the provision of IT systems. You may also opt for human centric computing which focuses on defining and delivering effective information systems from a human centric perspective. Finally, 60 credits of the 180 credit programme concern a dissertation with individual supervision.
You may also opt for human centric computing which focuses on defining and delivering effective information systems from a human centric perspective.
- Business and IT Management
- Computational Systems
- E-Commerce and Innovation
- Information Processing in Python
- Information Modelling and Database Systems
- Distributed and Cloud Computing
- Human Centric Computing
Graduates will have been provided with several opportunities to develop team working, project and time management skills. Whilst working towards their dissertation skills in independent thinking and working will have been enhanced.
Recent graduates from the previous IT management stream in the MSc Computing programme have gained employment in roles such as systems analysts, business analysts and IT consultants.
Graduates are employed by organisations of all sizes locally, nationally and internationally. For example recent graduates have taken up positions with local NHS Trusts, Logica, Sun Microsystems, BT, and the National Library of Medicine in the USA.
'I really wanted to start a career in IT and completing an MSc in Computing and IT Management enabled me to achieve this goal. I also learned the importance of gaining a degree from an internationally recognised University, because the good reputation of Cardiff University will boost my CV throughout my career.'
Simeon Ivanov, MSc Computing and IT Management, 2012-13
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'I really wanted to start a career in IT and completing an MSc in Computing and IT Management enabled me to achieve this goal. I also learned the importance of gaining a degree from an internationally recognised University, because the good reputation of Cardiff University will boost my CV throughout my career. My current employer valued the contemporary skills such as Cloud Computing and XML, combined with my interpersonal and communication skills.'
The programme is designed for students whose first degree does not have significant computing content.
Applicants will normally possess a good honours degree or equivalent professional qualification in a subject other than computing.
Non-graduates whose relative lack of formal qualifications is compensated for by relevant work experience will also be considered.
Applicants whose first language is not English are normally expected to meet the minimum University requirements (e.g. 6.5 IELTS, with at least 6.0 in each area).
Note: International students pursuing part-time programmes of study are not eligible for Tier 4 (General Student) visas and must have alternative leave to remain in the UK if they intend to study at the University in person.
UK & EU Full Time for 2014/15 unless otherwise specified below
UK & EU Part Time for 2014/15 unless otherwise specified below
Project fee: £930
International Full Time for 2014/15 unless otherwise specified below
Next intake: September each year
Name: Dr Leigh Hodge
Telephone: +44 (0)29 2087 9342
Name: Dr. Wendy Ivins
Telephone: +44 (0)29 2087 0248
Name: Ms Tracey Lavis (Administrative Contact)
Telephone: +44 (0)29 2087 6906