Taught course

Information Technology with Business and Management

University of Sussex · School of Informatics

Entry requirements

A first- or upper second-class undergraduate honours degree. Applicants with a good background in computing,information technology, engineering or other subjects where programming is a key element are suited to this course. Applicants with good degrees in business or with relevant industrial experience of programming have also been successful. Mature applicants with relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Months of entry


Course content

This course explores the many ways in which information technology supports and enables business and management activity and processes. You can choose to organise your studies around these themes:

  • business and management
  • e-business/e-commerce
  • human systems
  • managing innovation
  • programming
  • software engineering
  • technology innovation
  • web-based technologies.

Alternatively, you can devise your own combination of modules according to your personal interests.


Taught modules are assessed by a variety of methods including coursework, presentations, literature review, programming projects, unseen examinations and term papers. The MSc project is assessed by a 12,000-word dissertation.

Course Structure

We continue to develop and update our modules for 2015 entry to ensure you have the best student experience. In addition to the course structure below, you may find it helpful to refer to the Modules tab.

Full-time courses

Autumn term: Object-Oriented Programming (students with a high level of programming experience may take Advanced Software Engineering) • Web Computing. You also choose options from Business and Project Management • E-Business and E-Commerce Systems • Human-Computer Interaction • Mathematics and Computational Methods for Complex Systems • Managing Innovation.

Spring term: Web Applications and Services. You also choose three options from HCI Advanced Topics • Information and Communication Technology Policy and Strategy • Machine Learning • Multimedia Design and Applications.

Summer term: you undertake supervised work for the MSc dissertation, which is based on a substantial research project.

Part-time courses

The part-time structure for each course is as follows:

Year 1: in each of the autumn and spring terms you take two modules. In the summer term you undertake work on the dissertation.

Year 2: in each of the autumn and spring terms you take two modules. In the spring and summer terms you complete work on the dissertation.

Information for international students


Fees and funding

UK students
International students

The University of Sussex aims to attract the most talented students to postgraduate study and offers one of the most generous scholarship programmes of any UK university. For full details of our scholarships please visit:www.sussex.ac.uk/study/money/scholarships/pgt2016/

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations40
Written coursework / continuous assessment20
Dissertation40 (12000 words)

Course contact details

Student Recruitment Services
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