Why study MSc Information Technology at UWS London?

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Exceptional career prospects
London is a global economic hub, which means there are abundant opportunities for professionals with various skill sets and backgrounds. UWS London careers department will help you to navigate the graduate job market during your studies and up to 2 years after you graduate.

The course consists of a combination of core and specialisation-option modules.

Core Modules (students must complete the following four modules):

  • Business Data Communication and Networks (20 credits)
  • Database Design and Implementation for Business (20 credits)
  • Information Systems Analysis and Design (20 credits)
  • Masters Project (60 credits)

Specialist Pathway Modules (students must complete two of the following pathway modules):

  • Data Analysis and Visualisation (20 credits)
  • Data Mining and Business Intelligence (20 credits)
  • Information Technology Project Management (20 credits)
  • Enterprise Architecture (20 credits)

Recommended Optional Modules (students must complete one recommended option):

  • IT Strategy and Management (20 credits)
  • Object Orientated Programming (20 credits)
  • Work Based Learning* (20 credits)

* To be eligible to undertake this module, it is expected that a student would already be in the workplace and a tripartite agreement would exist between the company, student, and University prior to enrolment.

Successful completion of the PgDip will allow you to proceed to the MSc Dissertation module, entailing detailed research and critical analysis of a specific project:

  • MSc Dissertation (60 Credits)

Our MSc Information Technology course employs face to face large and small group delivery and activities supported by the use of Aula Virtual Leaning Environment. Small group tutorials are favoured as they are key to the development of behavioural and effective competencies. These are the competencies needed by employers, to develop reflective IT practitioners engaging in purposeful activity for the benefit of the business or organisation.

Teaching is through a mixture of lectures, tutorials and hands-on laboratory sessions.

Delivery methods

  • Lectures: 2 hours
  • Tutorials: 1 hours
  • Computer laboratories: 1 hours

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning: 48 hours
  • Independent study: 152 hours

Your assessment will take the form of

  • Practical Exercises: 60%
  • Course works: 40%

Assessment methods employed include

  • Oral Presentations
  • Written Reports
  • Course Works
  • Academic Posters
  • Laboratory Reports
  • Log Books
  • Laboratory Exercises
  • Essays
  • Scientific Papers
  • Case Studies
  • Literature Reviews
  • Research Proposals
  • Posters
  • Viva Voces

What is MSc Information Technology all about?

Our MSc Information Technology will prepare you for a business IT career at an advanced level. Expand your knowledge of the latest technological developments and gain the skills needed to apply effective IT-driven solutions in the world of business.

This specialist qualification is ideal if you have a degree in a subject other than IT or computing and would like to develop much sought after business-relevant IT knowledge and skills. Our teaching team will equip you with the industry insight and proficiencies you need to launch your career as an IT professional. You will learn how to design and implement high value IT-driven solutions within organisations of all sizes — from SMEs right up to large global firms.

The programme will examine issues, trends, current practices and technological alternatives in the field of business Information Technology and provides you with up-to-date technological and business skills, and specialist knowledge to help you design and/or implement appropriate, IT-driven solutions in ways that address the needs of modern business organisations.

You will learn how to…

  • Develop, introduce and manage IT systems and projects to support business
  • Analyse, design, deploy, utilise and manage business-relevant IT-based systems and services.
  • Gain a deep understanding of database and network technologies
  • Develop key personal skills, such as effective communication with stakeholders
  • Apply theory and knowledge to improve organisational efficiencies

Where will this course take me?

Studying MSc Information Technology can open doors to a range of fulfilling careers in business IT including database development, data analytics and IT project management. Graduates may go on to work as IT consultants, IT systems developers, database developers, e-business specialists and more.

Our alumni have progressed into successful careers at organisations including Agrekko, IBM, CAP-Gemini, Amazon, Atos, Dell and Adobe Systems, as well as many dynamic small and mid-sized businesses.

If you decide to take your studies further, you have the option to progress to a research degree (MPhil/PhD). Additionally, the IT Academy of the School of Computing offers pathways to go on to learn specific technical skills through programmes with Microsoft, Cisco, Oracle, SAP and others.

Whichever route you choose and whatever your goal, our team at UWS London are here to support and guide you to success in your business IT career.

Our students and graduates rate UWS 90% for overall satisfaction (International Student Barometer 2018/Student Barometer Graduate survey).

Who is this course for?

  • Graduates looking for a career in business IT
  • Business and technology professionals who desire to equip themselves with fresh technology expertise and business capabilities
  • Professionals with relevant experience looking to acquire specialist knowledge to help them design and/or implement appropriate, IT driven solutions in ways that address the needs of modern business organisations

Upon completion, you would be equipped to seek employment as an IT Consultant, IT Project Manager, IT Systems Developer, e-Business Specialist, and so forth. Our graduates are enjoying careers at companies such as Agrekko, IBM, CAP-Gemini, Amazon, Atos, Adobe Systems, HP, Dell, NHS, Clydesdale Bank and other SMEs.

Why study Information Technology?

Technology is an essential part of most modern businesses, giving organisations the tools they need to work better, smarter and more efficiently. Studying information technology at this advanced level opens up an incredible number of career options for graduates, enabling you to enter technology-related roles at a higher level, with a higher salary and greater responsibility.

An MSc is the perfect next step for graduates from other disciplines looking to move into a career in business IT, or industry professionals looking to boost their career prospects. This programme will equip you with the vital technical knowledge, practical business skills and personal capabilities you need to move seamlessly into the working world of business IT.

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Further information

You should hold an ordinary degree or an equivalent bachelor’s degree.

Applicants may also be considered with other academic, vocational or professional qualifications deemed to be equivalent. For more information on specific academic entry requirements per country, please contact one of our admissions officers.

For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English language proficiency level. The qualifications below must have been gained within two years of the start of your course.

General English language requirements at UWSInternational English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)
Test Minimum Requirement IELTS (International English Language Testing System)IELTS Indicator Overall score of 6.0, with no less than 5.5 for each component
Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)Grade C
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)Grade C
Cambridge English Level 2 Certificate in ESOL Int’lOverall score 170 with no element below 163
Cambridge AS and A LevelsGrade C or above
Trinity College London ISEIIReading: Pass; Listening: Pass
ibTOEFL78; no sub-test less than 17: Reading: 17; Listening: 17; Speaking: 17; Writing: 17
Pearson Test of English (Academic)PTE Overall score of 59 with no element less than 59
Password English Language testGrades equivalent to CEFR B2 for entry at L9 entry and above. Password scores of 6.0 or higher
LanguageCert International ESOLB2 Communicator pass/Communicator High Pass (postgraduate applicants at 6.0)
Oxford International English Language Level Test (ELLT)Overall 6, minimum 5.5 in all skills. Must be at a minimum of B2 and equivalent to IELTs of 6.
Skills for English (SELT)Overall 6, minimum 5.5 in all skills. Must be at a minimum of B2 and equivalent to IELTs of 6

UWS London provides a comprehensive range of student services dedicated to supporting you at every stage of your academic journey, ensuring your success and well-being throughout your studies.

Tuition fees

MSc Information Technology

2024/25
UK (excluding Scotland)
£11,750
International (including EU)
£15,500

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