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Information & Technology
Postgraduate course
MSc

Information & Technology

Overview

Designed to address the government's ambition of filling the current digital skills gap, this course will provide you with the specialist IT skills set required to succeed in industry. You will learn to deal with complex IT issues systematically and creatively, enhancing your ability to evaluate and apply advanced theories and techniques to a range of situations.

We recognise that you will have your own personal career aspirations, and this course will provide you with the flexibility to tailor your learning. You can study MSc Information & Technology by individual programme of study (IPOS), or by choosing one of three pathways.

MSc Information & Technology IPOS Customise your course by selecting from a wide range of option modules. Depending on the modules you choose, you can direct the course towards your own interests or develop specific skills demanded by your current employer. You will select four option modules from the extensive list detailed below.

Alternatively, you can follow a specific pathway, studying specific modules to meet the requirements of your chosen pathway:

MSc Information & Technology (Software Engineering) On this pathway, you will study course-specific core modules (Advanced Software Engineering and Software Engineering for Service Computing), four shared core modules, and select two option modules from the list below.

MSc Information & Technology (Network Systems) On this pathway, you will study course-specific core modules (Network Management and Network & Convergence Architectures), four shared core modules, and select two option modules from the list below.

MSc Information & Technology (Information Technology Management) On this pathway, you will study course-specific core modules (Managing Data in the Digital & Global Environment and Database Systems), four shared core modules, and select two option modules from the list below.

Across all pathways, our industry contacts and research expertise will ensure your course content will be current and highly relevant to the sector. You will be encouraged to engage with our external partners for your final project in order to refine your knowledge and enhance your professional networks.

Research Excellence Framework 2014
Research Excellence Framework 2014: our University demonstrated strength in five emerging areas of research which it entered into the assessment for the first time, including computer science.
The range of option modules and pathways available on this course will give you the flexibility to tailor your learning and choose the technologies and skills in which you want to specialise. Building your own study path will allow you to meet your individual professional goals.

The course will help you develop sophisticated critical thinking and self-direction while addressing problems similar to those faced in industry. We take a hands-on teaching approach in most modules, allowing you to apply specialist skills in various contexts. We have strong links with industry to ensure content is always relevant to the needs of the sector and you are encouraged to engage in a final project that reflects current contexts and solutions to problems in industry. Guest lecturers are invited to speak and you will have the opportunity to get involved with industry related events.

Entry Requirements

Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subject of Computing, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link. All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subject of Computing, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link. All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Need to improve your English Language skills?
Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.


More questions?
No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.

Careers

Edafe Onerhime

Careers

Edafe Onerhime
Analyst Open Data Services Co-Operative

MSc Business Intelligence (SAS)

“I was working in database management and looking for a course that taught business analysis. The practical focus of my course made Leeds Beckett the obvious choice, and my new skills have really enriched my career. I now work in a fast moving and exciting industry, disseminating information to the right people at the right time to help them make better business decisions.

Modules & learning

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Managing Data in the Digital & Global Environment

Database Systems

Network Management

Network & Convergence Architectures

Software Engineering for Service Computing

Advanced Software Engineering

Project Management

Negotiated Skills Development

Research Practice

Dissertation

Lean & Agile Engineering

Intelligent Systems & Robotics

Data Warehouse Models & Approaches

Critical Perspectives of Information

Software & Systems

Green Computing Strategies

Eco Engineering

Simulation & Modelling

Data Analysis & Visualisation

Managing Information in the Digital & Global Environment

Software Components & Architecture

Paul Doney
Paul Doney
Head of Subject

Paul is a Principal Lecturer and has 20 years of experience working in HE. He has taken on many leadership roles and currently leads on enterprise and employability. Paul is an active researcher with interest in persuasive technology.

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Fees & funding

Fees for this course are not yet confirmed.
Fees for this course are not yet confirmed.

Facilities

  • IT Labs
    IT Labs

    The University is home to a number of modern specialist IT labs equipped with all the up-to-date hardware and software our computing students could need.

  • Headingley Campus
    Headingley Campus

    Our historic Headingley Campus is set in 100 acres of parkland with easy access to Leeds city centre.

  • Library
    Library

    Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

  • Gym and Sports Facilities
    Gym and Sports Facilities

    Keeping fit is easy at Leeds Beckett - our fitness suites are easy to get to, kitted out with all the latest technology and available to all sports members.

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Headingley Campus

Home to our first-rate sporting facilities – Headingley Campus has a rich and diverse history having played to visitors such as Winston Churchill and Oscar Wilde. Set in 100 acres of parkland, with easy access to Leeds city centre, many of our buildings look out onto our grassy acre – a perfect place for hanging out, playing games and catching up with friends on long summer days. Headingley Campus has modern sport science laboratories, animation and music studios and the latest computing labs, as well as one of our libraries, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

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