Information Technology with Management (MSc) 2020 entry
The MSc in Information Technology with Management provides students from disciplines other than business and management with the knowledge and the analytical and critical skills needed to manage the information and communication technologies that underpin all successful business practice.
Postgraduate, leading to a Master of Science (MSc)
- Start date: 7 September 2020
- End date: 30 September 2021
Information about all programmes from previous years of entry can be found in the archive.
One year full time or two years part time
A good 2.1 undergraduate Honours degree in a subject other than business or management. Students with a background in business, management or related subjects are advised to consider the Information Technology (MSc), the International Business (MLitt) or the Marketing (MLitt) programmes.
If you studied your first degree outside the UK, see the international entry requirements.
English language proficiency
For direct entry to a Masters in Computer Science you will require an overall score in IELTS (Academic) of 7.0, with a minimum subscore of 6.0 or the equivalent. For alternative forms of evidence, see English language tests and qualifications.
The qualifications listed are indicative minimum requirements for entry. Some academic Schools will ask applicants to achieve significantly higher marks than the minimum. Obtaining the listed entry requirements will not guarantee you a place, as the University considers all aspects of every application including, where applicable, the writing sample, personal statement, and supporting documents.
UK and EU: £11,420
Wednesday 12 August 2020. Applicants should apply as early as possible to be eligible for certain scholarships and for international visa purposes. To maintain staff-student ratios, the University reserves the right to stop accepting applications once the programme is full.
- CV or résumé. This should include your personal details with a history of your education and employment to date.
- personal statement (optional)
- two original signed academic references
- academic transcripts and degree certificates. Please only provide certified copies with official English translations if applicable. Do not send original documents as they cannot be returned.
- evidence of English language proficiency (required if English is not your first language).
For more guidance, see supporting documents and references for postgraduate taught programmes.
The modules in this programme have varying methods of delivery and assessment. For more details of each module, including weekly contact hours, teaching methods and assessment, please see the latest module catalogue which is for the 2019–2020 academic year; some elements may be subject to change for 2020 entry.
Students choose two or three compulsory modules from the following:
- Corporate Finance and Accounting: introduces students to the basic principles and practices of accounting and corporate finance.
- Managing Human Resources: covers both the strategic and operational requirements necessary to secure, develop, reward and retain employees.
- Marketing: Principles and Practice: introduces students to the nature and scope of marketing and its role in society.
- Strategic Management: develops students' knowledge and understanding of the strategy process and organisational responses to the rapidly changing global economy.
If students only take two compulsory modules from the compulsory Management modules, they may take one further optional Management module. Students also choose optional modules from a range available in Computer Science.
Computer Science optional modules
The following modules are optional for Computer Science programmes. Not all combinations of modules will be available for all programmes, and some modules are subject to pre-requisites being satisfied.
Here is a sample of optional modules that may be offered.
- Advanced Communication Networks and Systems
- Artificial Intelligence in Practice
- Artificial Intelligence Principles
- Computer Architecture
- Computer Graphics
- Computer Security
- Concurrency and Multi-Cor Architectures
- Constraint Programming
- Critical Systems Engineering
- Database Management Systems
- Data-Intensive Systems
- Distributed Systems
- Green Information Technology
- Human Computer Interaction Principles and Methods
- Information Security Management
- Information Technology Projects
- Information Visualisation
- Interactive Software and Hardware
- Knowledge Discovery and Datamining
- Language and Computation
- Masters Programming Projects
- Principles of Computer Communication Systems
- Programming Language Design and Implementation
- Software Architecture
- Software Engineering Practice
- Software Engineering Principles
- User-Centred Interaction Design
- Video Games
- Web Technologies
Management optional modules
- Alternative Investment
- Creative Marketing Communications
- Entrepreneurship and Business Planning
- Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Creativity
- Ethics, Organisations and Management
- Financial Systems
- International Financial Management
- International Marketing
- Leadership in Organisations
- Managing Natural Resources
- Managing Non-Governmental Organisations
- Managing People in Global Markets
- Marketing and Society
- Risk Management
- Scenario Thinking and Strategy
During the second semester, students work with staff to define and agree upon a topic for the extended project, which they will work on during the final three months of the course. The project finishes in a 15,000-word dissertation. Dissertation projects may be group-based or completed individually (students are assessed individually in either case).
The dissertation typically comprises:
- a review of related work
- the extension of existing or the development of new ideas
- the development of a software system or skilled use of one or more applications
- a critical analysis and evaluation of the project outputs.
Students are required to give a presentation of their work in addition to the written dissertation.
Each project is supervised by one or two members of staff in the School of Computer Science, typically through regular meetings and review of software and dissertation drafts.
If students choose not to complete the dissertation requirement for the MSc, there are exit awards available that allow suitably qualified candidates to receive a Postgraduate Diploma. By choosing an exit award, you will finish your degree at the end of the second semester of study and receive a PGDip instead of an MSc.
The modules listed here are indicative, and there is no guarantee they will run for 2020 entry. Take a look at the most up-to-date list of modules in the module catalogue.