The emphasis of this Masters' programme is on the three key themes within eCommerce – hardware, software and business considerations. Students will undertake a range of tasks associated with eCommerce in organisations, and will enjoy developing sophisticated solutions to eCommerce problems.
eCommerce is now a mature industry in the UK and covers a wide range of skills. As well as technical skills, this area also covers marketing, advertising, sales order processing and customer service.
This programme is aimed at providing graduates with the knowledge and skills to enable them to satisfy the demands of employers by developing and enhancing their use of ICT, particularly in the area of eCommerce. This programme has a strong focus on data analysis and other factors that affect eCommerce such as law, marketing/social media, privacy, intellectual property, etc. Graduates will use their expertise to manage teams that design, implement, test and maintain innovative eCommerce based solutions in contemporary organisations.
This programme is involved in areas of established, new and rapidly changing technologies. These technologies are also being introduced into areas where the existing workforce needs to be retrained and enhanced to take advantage of the opportunities arising, for example, the use of the Internet in developing and maintaining supply chains. The rapid advances, particularly in computer technology, over recent years have led to a demand from a wide range of employers for graduates with the knowledge and skills provided by this programme.
Data Mining (20 credits)
Leadership and Management (20 credits)
Managing Information Systems and Project (20 credits)
Marketing and Web Analytics (20 credits)
Research Methods and Data Analysis (20 credits)
Web Technologies for e-Commerce (20 credits)
Major Project (60 credits)
The taught modules in Part I are assessed through a combination of coursework and examination. The project in Part II is normally assessed through the submission of a dissertation and an oral examination.
The normal entry requirements for admission to the MSc programme are:
1. an Honours degree or equivalent in an appropriate discipline
2. for graduates of non-UK universities, sufficient command of spoken and written English to meet the demands of the programme (e.g. TOEFL 550 or equivalent)
The nature of the programme is such that candidates from a wide variety of backgrounds will be considered.
Equivalent Qualifications will be considered for entry onto the programme. For example, a candidate with a good HND, together with at least five years relevant experience would be considered. The candidate would be expected to provide evidence to support his/her application.
Mature Candidates (over 25 years old) who lack the normal entry qualifications are welcome to apply. Each candidate will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Evidence of personal, professional and educational experience will be sought, to provide indicators of the ability of an individual to satisfy the requirements of the programme. All students accepted onto the programme must be eligible for matriculation under the University of Wales regulations.
For information on our postgraduate study scholarships please visit: http://www.uwtsd.ac.uk/bursaries/