Taught course

Computing and Information Systems

London Metropolitan University · School of Human Sciences

Entry requirements

A 2:2 UK degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Computing, IT or a related field. Working knowledge of one programming language is sufficient to follow the course but knowledge of an object-oriented programming language is advantageous. Applicants with relevant professional experience will also be considered. All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The course will be based on development tools and software technologies for data, system and service development, Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things and Information Security. It will also make use of new technologies for integration of embedded devices such as Arduino and Raspberry. Students will be able to choose options from Mobile application development, cybercrime and security, data and visualisation or work related learning before embarking on the project.

The course provides preparation and training which encourages students seeking positions within financial, retail and entertainment sectors. It incorporates materials for professional training, which prepare you for professional certification in Oracle SQL, Java Enterprise and Hortonworks Data Platform.

The extensive collaboration between the School of Computing and industries in London resulted in numerous Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and Consultancy Projects. These won a number of national awards and made London Met graduates renowned for their high starting salaries. Due to the high demand for specialists in this area, students on the course can rely on help in finding jobs both in the numerous high-tech startups as well as big financial organisations in the City of London.

The employment market has an abundance of posts that require skills in the three key areas of this course - Cloud Computing, Big Data and Internet of Things. There are many exciting employment opportunities available, including:

  • Enterprise Component Developer and System Integrator
  • Data Warehouse and Big Data Manager
  • Embedded and Mobile Devices Programmer
  • Network Security and Cyber Security Consultant

Additionally, the course provides skills for seeking more traditional, but high demand industry roles:

  • Software Engineer
  • Internet Programmer
  • System Programmer
  • Database Administrator
  • System Administrato

Professional accreditation/exemption

This course is not currently accredited, however, students who wish to pursue professional certification will be assisted to sit the certification exams in Databases, Java Enterprise and Apache Hadoop by Oracle and Hortonworks.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr. Vassil T. Vassilev