Taught course

Applied Computing and Information Technology

University of Bedfordshire · Department of Computer Science and Technology

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level or equivalent in a non computing subject. Applicants who do not possess a degree may be granted entry on the basis of their previous industrial work experience. Such work experience should be of five or more years in duration. Applications will be assessed using UKBA and University of Bedfordshire policy. Check English language requirements at: www.beds.ac.uk/english-language


Months of entry


Course content

Key features

  • Study key areas of information technology including applications of web technologies, information systems strategy and emerging technologies
  • Explore creative and innovative applications of technology to real-world problems
  • Develop your analytical, evaluative and problem-solving skills in relation to IT-based solutions
  • Gain a thorough understanding of the social and legal aspects of the Information Technology field (e.g. British Computer Society Code of Conduct and Data Protection)
  • Benefit from valuable experience of working on projects for real business, opening up new career opportunities in management, supervision or as a practitioner (eg database/IT developer or system designer/analyst) in industries which make substantial use of computers and information technology

About the course

This course is designed for non-computing graduates who need to apply information technology to their current career, or want to change career direction.

It covers a wide range of topics including programming, databases, security, project management and computer networking, giving you both the underpinning theory and the ability to apply it to complex real-world problems, as well as an awareness of emerging technologies and developments.

  • Postgraduate certificate – 60 credits at Masters level
  • Postgraduate diploma – 120 credits at Masters level

Career opportunities

You will gain valuable skills for a career within computing and IT in particular but is also relevant for a much wider range of applications such as computer science or wider system engineering.

The unit Research Methodologies and Project Management requires you to work in a team so as to apply a current project management methodology that embraces all of these knowledge areas in an integrated way while going through the stages of planning, execution and project control. You will work as part of a team, take responsibility and make autonomous decisions that impact on the project team performance

Areas of study may include:

  • Programming for Applications
  • Computer Networks and Security
  • Data Modelling, Management and Governance
  • Research Methodologies and Project Management
  • MSc Project – Applied Computing and Information Technology

Information for international students

Applications will be assessed using UKBA and University of Bedfordshire policy. Check English language requirements at: www.beds.ac.uk/english-language

Fees and funding

For details on the financial support on offer at the University of Bedfordshire please visit our website: www.beds.ac.uk/pgfunding

Qualification and course duration


full time
15 months


full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations33
Written coursework / continuous assessment33
Dissertation34 (20000 words)

Course contact details

Recruitment and Admissions
+44 (0)1582 743 500