MSc Information Technology




1 year full-time


UWS London



Start date

January, May, September


Technology has an ever-increasing importance in our daily lives and people with IT skills are more in demand than ever. Therefore, studying for a postgraduate degree in Information Technology is an excellent way to get ahead in your career and pave the way for success in the future. 

People working behind screens, studying Information Technology

About the course

This one-year, full-time programme is intended to give students who do not already have a background in IT or computing the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of Information Technology. Students will also learn about contemporary developments within the tech industry. 

The course has start dates commencing in January, May and September to allow for flexibility with your studies.

Students of this programme will learn the necessary skills to provide support and resolve IT issues in a variety of business settings. The course is a combination of theory and practice, with striving for better organisational efficiency being a key component. In this way, students will leave this course with a highly employable skillset.

The course consists of a combination of core and specialisation-option modules.

Core Modules (students must complete the following four modules):

  • Business Data Communication and Networks (20 credits)
  • Database Design and Implementation for Business (20 credits)
  • Information Systems Analysis and Design (20 credits)
  • Masters Project (60 credits)

Specialist Pathway Modules (students must complete two of the following pathway modules):

  • Data Analysis and Visualisation (20 credits)
  • Data Mining and Business Intelligence (20 credits)
  • Information Technology Project Management (20 credits)
  • Enterprise Architecture (20 credits)

Recommended Optional Modules (students must complete one recommended option):

  • IT Strategy and Management (20 credits)
  • Object Orientated Programming (20 credits)
  • Work Based Learning* (20 credits)

* To be eligible to undertake this module, it is expected that a student would already be in the workplace and a tripartite agreement would exist between the company, student, and University prior to enrolment.

Successful completion of the PgDip will allow you to proceed to the MSc Dissertation module, entailing detailed research and critical analysis of a specific project:

  • MSc Dissertation (60 Credits)

Our MSc Information Technology course employs face to face large and small group delivery and activities supported by the use of Aula Virtual Leaning Environment. Small group tutorials are favoured as they are key to the development of behavioural and effective competencies. These are the competencies needed by employers, to develop reflective IT practitioners engaging in purposeful activity for the benefit of the business or organisation.

Teaching is through a mixture of lectures, tutorials and hands-on laboratory sessions.

Delivery methods

  • Lectures: 50%
  • Tutorials: 25%
  • Computer laboratories: 25%

Learning and teaching

  • Schedule learning: 25%
  • Independent study: 75%

Your assessment will take the form of

  • Practical Exercises: 60%
  • Course works: 40%

Assessment methods employed include

  • Oral Presentations
  • Written Reports
  • Course Works
  • Academic Posters
  • Laboratory Reports
  • Log Books
  • Laboratory Exercises
  • Essays
  • Scientific Papers
  • Case Studies
  • Literature Reviews
  • Research Proposals
  • Posters
  • Viva Voces

Why study MSc Information Technology?

The first, and perhaps most attractive quality of the MSc in IT, is that it can significantly enhance your career prospects. Previous graduates of this course have gone on to flourish in their careers for big technology companies like IBM, Dell, Amazon, and Adobe Systems. Popular career routes post-graduation includes IT consultancy and development. 


This course does not require you to have a background in computing beforehand. Therefore, students without a background in technology can pivot their careers in that direction. It gives those without an academic background in IT the chance to develop a strong academic standing in this area. Students can then go on to specialise by continuing with further study. 

Entry Requirements

An attractive feature about this course is that it does not require an academic background in computing or IT. Therefore, the MSc in IT is suited to students with an academic background in Business, Science, Engineering, Social Science, and humanities. 


However, it should be noted that prospective students should have achieved at least a 2:2 Honours degree prior to application. Alternatively, if you do not have a degree qualification, you should have gained substantial work experience that is directly relevant to this course. 

English Language Requirements

For entry to this course, applicants whose native language is not English must be able to demonstrate sufficient English Language capabilities. 

The most commonly accepted English Language qualification is the IELTS qualification (gained in the last 2 years). Applicants should have achieved a score of 6.0 and sub-test results should not be below 5.5. 

Other accepted English Language tests include:

  • Cambridge certificate of advanced English (CAE) and certificate of proficiency in English (CPE). Score: 176.
  • Trinity College Integrated Skills in English. Score: ISEII. 
  • Pearson Academic English. Score: 61.
  • TOEFL IBT. Score: 78.

You may also be permitted to take a supplementary English language programme prior to commencement of the programme. All applications are considered on an individual basis, so it is always worth discussing your options with an admissions officer. 

Tuition Costs for 2024/25

The cost of this one-year programme is £11,750 for UK students and £15,500 for international Students.            

UK Students

£ 11,750
  • Duration: 1 Year Full Time

International Students

£ 15,500
  • Duration: 1 Year Full Time

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