Taught course

Information and Communication Technology (Conversion)

Anglia Ruskin University · Faculty of Science and Technology

Entry requirements

An honours degree (2:2 or above) in a non-computer science related discipline. Some basic computer literacy is expected Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements.

Core modules: Software Engineering (30 credits), Computer Systems and Servers (30 credits), Developing Web Applications (30 credits), Secure Systems (15 credits), Research Methods (15 credits), Postgraduate Major Project (60 credits)

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This course is for graduates whose first degree is in a non-computing discipline. The principal areas of focus are programming, networking, hardware and analysis. Your skills in these areas will be developed to a level sufficient for you to apply them in a professional environment.

You may already be employed within an IT environment and would like to gain some formal qualifications to enhance your position. Alternatively, you may have no computing experience whatsoever. This course is flexible enough to meet your demands in either case.

Whatever your current situation, this course will give you a depth of understanding that will enable you to evaluate alternative solutions to a range of computing challenges. It's about equipping you with a set of skills that are likely to prove attractive to potential employers in a range of sectors.

This course will to enable you to:

gain an in depth knowledge and understanding of the Information Technology subject area
apply your knowledge in both routine and complex situations in a wide area of the subject domain
implement software, technology and systems in a competent, safe and ethical manner
recognise the professional moral and ethical standards of the computing profession and act within such boundaries
work independently and in a team, both as a team member and a team leader
understand, critically appraise and contribute to research in the Information Technology domain
gain an awareness of the need for continuing professional development both for yourself and when mentoring others.

Principally this course will provide you with the specialist knowledge and skills in programming, networking, hardware and analysis that are needed in the computer industry.

It will also enable you to evaluate alternative solutions to computing systems problems and to make choices between such solutions. You will be able to assess the work of others, based on mastery of the fundamental principles of the subject.

Many staff involved in computing/IT may not have directly relevant education. Our course provides the opportunity to understand the fundamentals of the subject and its application to today's practice thereby providing more efficient service to their employer. With the breadth of the degree will come greater insight into the potential application of IT within their work place and the ability to more effectively any new technologies being considered for implementation.

As well as covering programming and software engineering skills, this course offers study in some depth of the following key areas: computer architecture; networks and servers; systems analysis and database design; object-oriented design and programming.

In all of these areas the aim is to equip you with a deep understanding rather than with superficial skills. The intention is that you will have studied the key topics in sufficient depth for your knowledge and understanding gained to be immediately useful in employment, without the need for significant further training.

Information for international students

We welcome applications from International students, Please visit http://www.anglia.ac.uk/ruskin/en/home/study/international.html for more information

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

UK/EU Students

International Students

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 - 15 months
part time
24 - 30 months

Course contact details

Anglia Ruskin Applicant Enquiries Team
+44 (0) 845 271 3333