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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.

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CAREERS

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

Core modules (Information Technology Management)

  • Managing Information in the Digital & Global Environment (core)
  • Database Systems (core)

Core modules (Network Systems)

  • Network & Convergence Architectures (core)
  • Network Management (core)

Core modules (Software Engineering)

  • Software Engineering for Service Computing (core)
  • Advanced Software Engineering (core)

Core modules (all routes)

  • Negotiated Skills Development
  • Project Management (this module is optional for the IPOS route)
  • Research Practice
  • Dissertation

Indicative option modules

  • Network & Convergence Architectures
  • Software Engineering for Service Computing
  • Managing Information in the Digital & Global Environment
  • Intelligent Systems & Robotics
  • Eco Engineering
  • Simulation & Modelling
  • Data Analysis & Visualisation
  • Green Computing Strategies
  • Software & Systems
  • Critical Perspectives of Information
  • Data Warehouse Models & Approaches
  • Lean & Agile Engineering
  • Advanced Software Engineering
  • Network Management
  • Database Systems

Additional information

For further information on financing your studies or information about whether you may qualify for one of our bursaries and scholarships, follow the links below:

Financing your studies

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

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