Why study MSc Information Technology with Project Management?
An MSc in IT with Project Management is one of the most useful and practical higher education qualifications you can acquire in 2023.
With this Master’s degree, you will be qualified to enter business roles with confidence in your knowledge of the most up-to-date project management tools and expertise, while being skilled in utilising project management creatively and effectively in IT and business.
The MSc Information Technology with Project Management at UWS London will mean you’re ready to enter the world of IT in the capital, the UK’s heart of business.
This qualification focuses on the key and trusted principles of IT project management for a wide spanning range of disciplines including risk management and strategic project management. But more importantly, you will be armed with the essential interpersonal and technical skills to enable you to make an immediate and valuable impact on major projects in IT management.
And why study at UWS London?
UWS’s highly qualified and experienced teaching team: The teaching team are passionate and clued up on the most up-to date IT and project management ideas, tools and principles.
Live and learn in the heart of London: With 18 major universities in the capital, London is world-renowned as one of the best university cities.
Qualify in the business capital: What better place to be to acquire your MSc Information Technology with Project Management than London, the business capital of Europe? Take the opportunity to utilise London’s vast business network and build connections with other like-minded professionals in the industry, as well as the major organisations you will be exposed to.
91% of UWS graduates are in work or further study after graduating: UWS offers exceptional career prospects (Statistic: Baseline 2020/21).
FAQs | MSc Information Technology with Project Management
Where could this course lead me?
Here are just a few examples of the kind of roles we see our MSc Information Technology with Project Management graduates go on to explore:
- Administrative Manager
- Community Manager
- Cost Estimator
- Logistics Coordinator
- Operations Manager
- Project Coordinator
- Program Manager
What are the key areas of study?
The MSc Information Technology with Project Management at UWS is made up of a mix of core modules with some opt-in specialisation modules.
The core modules that all students must complete as part of the MSc are:
- Information Systems Analysis and Design
- Business Data Communication and Networks
- Database Design and Implementation for Business (all 20 credits)
- Masters Project (60 credits)
As well as the above, students must complete two pathway modules. These are:
- Enterprise Architecture
- Information Technology Project Management
(both 20 credits)
Alongside these, UWS offer an additional and optional 3 modules which we recommend students take to help set them apart from other graduates in this field. These are worth 20 credits each and are:
- Object Orientated Programming
- IT Strategy and Management
- Work Based Learning. (Students who are already in the workplace can take this module. They will need to have a tripartite agreement in place between themselves, their employer and the university before enrolling on the course).
How does teaching and assessment work at UWS?
When it comes to how you’ll spend your time at UWS, learning and teaching is divided into approximately 20% of your time being scheduled learning and 80% of your time being self-driven independent study.
When it comes to how you’ll be assessed, this will be a mix of practical assessment (approximately 60%) and coursework (approximately 40%). Your assessments can take the form of:
- Written reports
- Scientific papers
- Laboratory reports
- Literature reviews
- Case studies
- Research proposals
- Academic posters
- Laboratory exercises
- Oral presentations
- Viva voces
Am I eligible for this course?
In most cases, students will need to have an honours degree or an equivalent qualification to be eligible for this MSc. This course is designed for those who have a degree in a subject other than IT and who want to develop business-relevant IT skills and knowledge alongside a project management specialism.
If you don’t quite meet the eligibility criteria but you have relevant industry experience, you might want to consider the Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) instead. Then, you can go on to complete the MSc afterwards.
And what about the English language requirements?
For students whose first language is not English, you will be asked to meet some minimum requirements. You will need to have completed the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) assessment of the Academic module (not the General Training) with an overall score of 6.0 and no sub-test less than 5.5. And, it’s important to note that these must have been gained within two years before the start date of your course.
Alternatively, there are some English language qualifications that are equivalent and that UWS will accept for home and international (inc EU) students for this course. These are:
- CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
- CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
- Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English: ISEII with the minimum of a Pass in all sub-tests
- PTE Pearson Academic English: An overall score of 59 to 64 with no element below 59 (for programmes that require IELTS 6.0 with no element below 5.5). An overall score 65 to 75 with no element below 65 (for programmes that require IELTS 6.5 with no element below 6.0).
If you have any questions or concerns about what English language qualifications UWS accept, click here to find out more.
If you’re concerned about not meeting any of the above English language requirements, don’t worry – you might still be able to do this course. You can complete a pre-sessional English language programme which will be combined with the MSc. You can find out more about the Pre-sessional English programme here.
What are the fees for this MSc?
For the 2023/24 academic year;
- Scottish students will pay £7,500
- The rest of the UK will pay £11,750
- International students (including EU students) will pay £15,250
How do I apply?
Once you’re sure that you meet the entry requirements for this MSc, you can apply through the online application system. This involves setting up a profile with UWS.
Before you begin your application, it’s important to take some time to get all your supporting documents ready. You can find out what exactly these are on our documents checklist page.
Most of the postgraduate courses at UWS do not have an official application closing date but will instead close when they have reached full capacity of students who are right for the course.
If you have any questions before you begin the application process, you can speak to one of our admissions advisers.