Designed to help you become a qualified information technologist with highly sought-after skills and knowledge that apply to a wide range of private and public sector organisations’ needs.
The MSc Information Technology prepares you for the intellectual, analytical and practical challenges of a career in IT. You will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to collate information, define, design and build or select the most appropriate IT solutions and develop a deeper understanding of how those solutions apply to professional contexts.
You can study part-time whilst in full-time employment, as there are few pre-requisites for most modules.
Upon graduation, you will be able to critically evaluate developments and new applications of information and communication technology systems, and relate them to the roles and uses of IT in different business settings. You will also have an enhanced understanding of system problems and how to choose the right methods and approaches to develop systems. From engaging in primary research for the dissertation and studying relevant literature, you will learn to recognise what constitutes suitable research questions or hypotheses and the appropriate perspectives for analysis.
For up to date list of modules and course delivery please visit our website.
Learning and Teaching
You learn through taught classes supported by independent study, and we provide considerable material online, via UWE Bristol's virtual learning environment, Blackboard.
UWE's library carries a range of books and journals on Information Technology, Information Systems and Software Engineering, and most are available online. The Frenchay library also provides facilities for group work and private study.
There are many work places available in the faculty's teaching laboratories, as well as a large open-access laboratory. The faculty has its own IT helpdesk, and there are 24-hour computer labs on the Frenchay campus. We operate an extensive pastoral care system that includes induction programmes, and access to academic staff and student advisers for guidance and support throughout your time here. Find out more: http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/whyuwe/fantasticfacilities
UWE Bristol monitors its employment trends closely, and since 1986, we have ensured graduates of this course are equipped for the demands of the real world and are highly regarded by potential employers.
There is a growing need for creative IT graduates who can work with an ever-widening range of technologies and can meet organisational needs in business, education and health. This newly designed course tackles the challenges of technology in modern business and society, head on.
Our award-winning careers service helps you develop your employment potential through career coaching, a vacancy service for internships, placements, jobs, global opportunities, volunteering and community activity plus support for entrepreneurial activity, and access to employer events.
We hold a number of University-wide open evenings as well as a number of subject specific events throughout the year for anyone considering postgraduate and professional study. Visit http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/whatson/opendays/postgraduateopendays.aspx