Entry requirements

A first, 2:1 or good 2:2 honours degree (or the equivalent) in any subject. Applicants must have a keen interest in, and sufficient prior knowledge of, information technology (which need not have been gained via formal academic study).

Months of entry


Course content

This unique course prepares graduates for a career in IT consultancy, particularly in relation to small and medium enterprise (SME) clients. It includes practical work experience in a real consultancy business, the Kent IT Consultancy (KITC).

The course may appeal to graduates seeking a career in consultancy, or to practising consultants wishing to round out their skills and achieve formal academic recognition. All taught Master's programmes at Canterbury are available with an optional industrial placement.

Teaching and Assessment

Assessment is through a mixture of written examinations and coursework, the relative weights of which vary according to the nature of the module. The final project is assessed by a dissertation, except for the MSc in IT Consultancy for which the practical consultancy work is assessed through a series of reports covering each of the projects undertaken.

Information for international students

For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages. Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways.

Fees and funding

Please visit our funding web pages for the most current opportunities and application details.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations23
Written coursework / continuous assessment44

Course contact details

School of Computing (subject enquiries)
+44 (0)1227 764000