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MSc Information Technology


Course Description

Information Technology is now fundamental in every aspect of our daily lives. IT systems are crucial for delivering every day services such as banking, web based services and information systems.
The MSc Information Technology is a full time, one year taught course, intended for students who are seeking a professional career in the IT industry. There is no requirement for a first degree in computing, but proficiency in at least one programming language is a requirement.
The course covers a range of topics including advanced programming, user-interface design, software engineering and management.
This course will give you the knowledge of IT from an organisation oriented viewpoint, allowing you to be capable of designing and implementing IT systems for a wide range of organisations.
The course has been specifically designed to suit the requirements of the IT industry, where you will be able to take up technical or management positions. Our graduates enter employment in many roles, including computer programmers, technical authors and research associates.

Course Aims

• Programming: A thorough grounding of advanced programming concepts using Java including efficient data structures and algorithms
• User-Interfaces: Theory & Practice of human computer interaction (HCI) including web design and web programming using PHP / MySQL / CSS
• Software Engineering: Principles of software engineering and case studies using UML

Learning Outcomes

We expect our graduates to be capable of designing and implementing IT systems for a wide range organisations. A thorough understanding of the following subjects are expected:
• Designing user interfaces following sound principles of interface design
• Building web enabled databases especially using MySQL/CSS/PHP
• Designing and specifying software components and systems using UML
• Understanding computer architectures and networking

Visit the MSc Information Technology page on the University of York website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Akshay Dashrath

1881.jpg What programme did you study? Did you come straight to postgraduate study from your first degree?

I did an MSc in Information Technology at the University of York. I took a year off between my Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering and my Masters degree. I used this year to familiarise myself with programming languages and the basics of computer science in order to make my studies at York easier.

Why did you choose to study in the Department of Computer Science at York?

During my Bachelor degree, I developed an interest in Mobile Technology and Mobile Applications. I began searching for a course in the top universities in the world and narrowed my choice down to a few universities in the UK and Australia. I finally chose York as it had one of the best reputations worldwide in the field of Computer Science.

What did you think of the Department?

The Department is fabulous. In my opinion, the staff are top notch and I couldn't have expected more from my Masters programme.

If it wasn't for the infinite support provided by Dr Leandro Soares Indrusiak my project supervisor, I wouldn't be doing what I am doing today. Based on my interests, Leandro encouraged me to do my dissertation with him, and to do something related to Android, as this was a brand new platform at the time.

Leandro's initial direction was life changing, and it led me to talk at the UK's first Droidcon (an international Android conference) and, in turn, to the career I have today.

How has the programme helped with your career?

Mobile technology and mobile applications were a hobby of mine, and I hoped that the MSc in Information Technology would enable me to make a career of them, and that is exactly what it did.

With the support of the fantastic staff at York, I was able to realise my dream. Without my experience of the MSc in Information Technology, I am quite sure I would not be where I am today - on a professional or personal front. In short, it was a life changing experience which I will treasure for the rest of my life.

Do you have any advice or tips for people thinking about postgraduate study at York?

If you're considering doing your MSc at York, then don't hesitate: take the plunge and you most definitely won't regret it!


(Scholarship)

Department of Computer Science Postgraduate Taught UK/EU Excellence Scholarship - 2 Awards

All UK/EU applicants holding an offer of a place for one of our full-time MSc taught courses for entry in September 2016 are eligible to apply for the Department of Computer Science Postgraduate Taught UK/EU Excellence Scholarship. See eligibility details.Assessment
You will be assessed on:
Your academic excellence (qualifications obtained from outside the UK will be assessed for equivalency using NARIC).
Your reasons for applying for your course.
The reasons why you chose this University and the appeal of York as a UK location.
Evidence of your commitment to your future career and previous practical or academic achievement.Eligible programmesMSc Advanced Computer Science
MSc Computing
MSc Cyber Security
MSc Human-Centred Interactive Technologies
MSc Information Technology
MSc Software EngineeringApplication Deadline: 31 May 2016, 12 noon (GMT).

Value of Scholarship(s)

£5000

Eligibility

be self-funding
be classed as UK/EU for tuition-fee purposes
not be in receipt of any other University of York (or other) award
hold a conditional or unconditional offer for a Computer Science postgraduate taught course (listed below)
expect to begin your masters studies in September 2016

Application Procedure

To apply download the Department of Computer Science Postgraduate Taught UK/EU Excellence Scholarship Application Form and email the completed form to Application form available from the link below.

Further Information

https://www.cs.york.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught-courses/scholarship/


(Scholarship)

Department of Computer Science Postgraduate Taught International Excellence Scholarship - 2 Awards

All overseas applicants holding an offer of a place for one of our full-time MSc taught courses for entry in September 2016 are eligible to apply for the Department of Computer Science Postgraduate Taught International Excellence Scholarship. See eligibility details.You will be assessed on:
Your academic excellence (qualifications obtained from outside the UK will be assessed for equivalency using NARIC).
Your reasons for applying for your course.
The reasons why you chose this University and the appeal of York as a UK location.
Evidence of your commitment to your future career and previous practical or academic achievement.Eligible programmesMSc Advanced Computer Science
MSc Computing
MSc Cyber Security
MSc Human-Centred Interactive Technologies
MSc Information Technology
MSc Software EngineeringApplication Deadline: 31 May 2016, 12 noon (GMT).

Value of Scholarship(s)

£5000

Eligibility

be self-funding
be classed as overseas for tuition fee purposes
not be in receipt of any other University of York (or other) award
hold a conditional or unconditional offer for a Computer Science postgraduate taught course for 2016 (listed below)
expect to begin your masters studies in September 2016

Application Procedure

To apply download the Department of Computer Science Postgraduate Taught International Excellence Scholarship Application Form and email the completed form to Application form available from the link below.

Further Information

https://www.cs.york.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught-courses/scholarship/



Entry Requirements

Typically, at least an upper second class honours degree (or international equivalent) in any discipline other than Computer Science, and you should possess a basic knowledge of programming concepts.

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