Computing & IT Management with placement (MSc)
2 years (Full-time) / n/a (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.
To enhance your CV further you can opt for a two-year programme and apply for a paid 7-10 month work placement.
- Conversion course.
- Practitioner-led modules integrate the latest research ideas with current best practice.
- Intensive programme specifically designed for those who wish to move into computing from another discipline.
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 a holistic 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 to specialize further concerning business strategy and the role of technology in providing a competitive advantage in all areas of business, from small-scale projects to large organizations. Finally 60 credits of the 180 credit programme concern a dissertation with individual supervision.
Full time students may choose to apply for a paid 7-10 month professional work placement to be undertaken on completion of Spring semester and before completing the MSc programme with a 60 credit dissertation. Subject to satisfactory progress we will support you with our professional and experienced work placement consultants who aim to satisfy your individual preferences. You will gain professional recognition of your placement through our accredited internship programme.
- Business and IT Management
- Computational Systems
- Distributed and Cloud Computing
- E-Commerce and Innovation
- Human Centric Computing
- Information Modelling and Database Systems
- Information Processing in Python
“We have introduced this new programme for students whose first degree has little or no computing content. It builds on the strengths of our successful MSc Computing but offers a stronger business focus. We are looking forward to working with students who want to expand their knowledge and practical skills to enable them to develop and manage business applications and information systems for organisations.” Programme Leader Dr Wendy Ivins
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.
Applicants will normally possess a good (2.2 or above) honours degree or equivalent professional qualification in a subject other than computing.
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
Placement fee: £1488
International Full Time for 2014/15 unless otherwise specified below
Placement fee: £1488
Next intake: September 2013
Name: Professor S Hurley
Telephone: +44 (0)29 2087 4812