Applicants should normally have at least: A lower second-class honours degree in a computing-related subject, or a pre-Masters in Computing and Technology. Graduates without a computing degree, will need evidence of considerable computer-based experience or a substantial element of computer studies within a different qualification. International students are expected to meet the University’s English qualification requirements.
Months of entry
The course aims to develop a good understanding and knowledge of current and emerging IT and computer technologies. The course aims to equip students with a combination of relevant technical skills and 'client-facing' awareness in preparation for, or in enhancement of, a career within the IT industry.
The distance learning delivery mode offers significant flexibility whereby all teaching and learning materials are provided in the most advanced Virtual Learning Environment.
Students can obtain an engaging and rewarding study experience with regular guidance, on-going support and timely feedback throughout their course from experienced academic tutors
A variety of online facilities are available for interaction between both students and tutors, as well as among students.
The course is specifically designed for career enhancement. It aims to equip students with a wide range of necessary knowledge and skills highly valued by employers and IT industry. These include mobile computing, IT security management, advanced databases and software project management.
Accreditation from BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, is pending for this programme.
Successful completion of the course entitles students to apply for Membership of the British Computer Society ( MBCS). Becoming a Member of the British Computer Society entitles students to put the letters MBCS after their name.
Stage 1 topics include:
Students will attend an online Induction session
Stage 2 topics include:
Students need to complete six 20 credit taught modules
- Database Systems with Professional Certification
- Mobile Applications Design and Development
- IT Security Management
- Software Project Management
- Communication Technologies for IT
- Research and Development Skills
Stage 3 topics include:
Students need to take the 60 credit MSc project
All assessments are completed via staged coursework with a built-in oral presentation/viva where appropriate using teleconference facility.
Successful completion of this course offers wide-ranging career opportunities in the IT industry in either private or public sectors.
Graduates will be equipped to work in a variety of areas such as database administration, project management, mobile and web development, business or systems analysis, IT consultancy, support services, product management and training.
Meanwhile, the School of Computing has a ‘World of Work’ agency, which enables students to contact potential employers and work on real projects, during their course and afterwards.
This course is accredited as meeting the educational requirement for Chartered IT Professional (CITP) Further Learning registration.
Information for international students
All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Admissions Office
- 020 7133 4202