A career-focused, up-to-date exploration of information technology, this distance learning course trains you on the fundamentals and the development of IT systems. It can also prepare you for industry-recognised Oracle Professional Certification.
About this course
The course aims to develop a good understanding and knowledge of current and emerging IT and computer technologies. The course aims to equip students with a combination of relevant technical skills and 'client-facing' awareness in preparation for, or in enhancement of, a career within the IT industry.
The distance learning delivery mode offers significant flexibility whereby all teaching and learning materials are provided in the most advanced Virtual Learning Environment.
Students can obtain an engaging and rewarding study experience with regular guidance, on-going support and timely feedback throughout their course from experienced academic tutors
A variety of online facilities are available for interaction between both students and tutors, as well as among students.
The course is specifically designed for career enhancement. It aims to equip students with a wide range of necessary knowledge and skills highly valued by employers and IT industry. These include mobile computing, IT security management, advanced databases and software project management.
Successful completion of the course entitles students to apply for Membership of the British Computer Society ( MBCS). Becoming a Member of the British Computer Society entitles students to put the letters MBCS after their name.
All assessments are completed via staged coursework with a built-in oral presentation/viva where appropriate using teleconference facility.
This course is accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS), The Chartered Institute for IT and meets the educational requirement for Chartered IT Professional (CITP) Further Learning registration.
Stage 1 topics include:
Students will attend an online Induction session
Stage 2 topics include:
Students need to complete six 20 credit taught modules
Database Systems with Professional Certification
Mobile Applications Design and Development
IT Security Management
Software Project Management
Communication Technologies for IT
Research and Development Skills
Stage 3 topics include:
Students need to take the 60 credit MSc project
Read more about the course modules
After the course
Successful completion of this course offers wide-ranging career opportunities in the IT industry in either private or public sectors.
Graduates will be equipped to work in a variety of areas such as database administration, project management, mobile and web development, business or systems analysis, IT consultancy, support services, product management and training.
Meanwhile, the School of Computing has a ‘World of Work’ agency, which enables students to contact potential employers and work on real projects, during their course and afterwards.
Why London Met?
At London Metropolitan University
, we place students at the centre of everything we do. We are proud of our vibrant, multicultural and socially diverse community, and welcome applicants regardless of age or background. We offer most of our courses on both a full- and part-time basis, in order to best meet your needs.
The University also has a strong culture of research. Over two thirds of the research we submitted to the most recent Research Assessment Exercise was judged to be “internationally recognised”, “internationally excellent” or “world-leading”. Many of these expert researchers will be leading your lectures, as will employers and professionals with extensive real-world experience. They will be supported by an excellent network of guest speakers and mentors from the industry, making sure you get the best possible guidance.
Support from London Met
If this course is for you, please make sure you also take a look at key resources for postgraduate students on our website:
Postgraduate open days: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/events/postgraduate-open-days/
Applying for a postgraduate course: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/applying/postgraduate/
Funding support for postgraduate students: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/applying/funding-your-studies/
Applicants should normally have at least a lower second-class honours degree in a computing-related subject, or a Pre-Masters in Computing and Technology. Graduates without a computing degree, will need evidence of considerable computer-based experience or a substantial element of computer studies within a different qualification.International students are expected to meet the University’s English qualification requirements.
Fees vary by start point, please refer to the London Met website for accurate information.