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Course content

Learn how to design, evaluate and apply information technology (IT) systems in a business setting – taking account of human, organisational and strategic factors.

You will develop your skills in:
-Exploring theories relating to IT management as an innovative resource
-Researching current practice
-Analysing IT system trends, methodologies and interfaces
-Communicating concepts, designs and evaluation within a technical environment

How will I study?

You will engage in:
-Lectures
-Seminars
-Discussions
-Directed reading
-Role-play
-Peer review

There are taught modules in the autumn and spring terms, and dissertation work in the summer term.

Assessment methods include:
-Unseen examinations
-Reports
-Individual and group presentations
-Learning diaries
-A dissertation

MSc project

On our Masters courses, you’ll complete a substantial MSc project, which is often practical as well as theoretical. The project is designed for you to excel in your personal and professional development and to consolidate the material covered in your modules. It demands individual responsibility and exposes you to issues of:
-Project management
-Resourcing
-Planning
-Scheduling
-Documentation and communication
-Critical awareness and creative thinking

In Informatics, you are encouraged to seek a project with a commercial or industrial flavour. Finding an industrial sponsor or host is fine, though you will still need an academic supervisor.

Scholarships

Our aim is to ensure that every student who wants to study with us is able to despite financial barriers, so that we continue to attract talented and unique individuals.

Chancellor's International Scholarship (2017)
-25 scholarships of a 50% tuition fee waiver
-Application deadline: 1 May 2017

HESPAL Scholarship (Higher Education Scholarships Scheme for the Palestinian Territories) (2017)
-Two full fee waivers in conjuction with maintenance support from the British Council
-Application deadline: 1 January 2017

USA Friends Scholarships (2017)
-A scholarship of an amount equivalent to $10,000 for nationals or residents of the USA on a one year taught Masters degree course.
-Application deadline: 3 April 2017

Careers

There is a global shortage of IT professionals. Our MSc provides a strong theoretical and practical preparation for a career in this area.

Our students are highly employable, with 95% of recent graduates’ job roles being at professional or managerial level. The course prepares you for roles requiring:
-An integrated understanding of internal and external business context
-The factors influencing successful IT innovation
-The opportunities presented by new kinds of IT in business
-The successful planning and deployment of IT systems

Visit the Management of Information Technology - MSc page on the University of Sussex website for more details!

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