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Course Content

Course content

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 dissertation 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.

Course Benefits

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 dissertation 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.

Job prospects

As well as giving you the up-to-date knowledge and skills which are in demand in this sector, our links to industry will enhance your career networks and our dedicated Employability Team will also be on hand to offer advice on your career path. You can look forward to a wide range of career opportunities in internet and enterprise software development and also information systems.

  • Web Developer
  • User Interface Designer
  • PHP Developer
  • IT Project Manager

Visit the Information & Technology - MSc page on the Leeds Beckett University website for more details!

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