Bristol, University of the West of England
This course is designed to respond to the demands of a wide range of private and public organisations for qualified information technologists to advise on all stages of information systems design, development and use; the course prepares students for the intellectual, analytical and practical challenges of a career in IT; graduates will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to specify, design and build, or select appropriate IT solutions within a range of professional contexts; specialist pathways through the course are: Business information systems; the learning society; software development; health informatics.
You should normally have an Honours degree at 2.2 or above, or an equivalent qualification from another country. We welcome applications from students who have not studied information technology or computing at degree level. If information technology or computing was a minor part of your degree, you may also benefit from joining this course. If your degree is in information technology or computing, you may wish to also consider 1 of our other courses. You should have some experience with digital media and use of computers, such as the production of reports and use of presentation software, as well as use of the web for research and information retrieval, but it is not necessary that you have experience of programming or database creation. You will also need good communication skills and a high level of general analytical skills (the sort of analytical skills that you would expect to be demonstrated in professional, managerial roles). We are also happy to consider your application if you have a degree classification lower than Honours 2.2, but are able to provide evidence that you are strongly motivated to study information technology. This evidence may be relevant work experience. You should have 2 years of accredited study in higher education in addition to relevant professional work experience. In this case you should have held a responsible or professional role for a minimum of 2 years, or be a very experienced professional without the above qualifications. For example, you may have been working in a management role for many years. In this case it is likely that we would invite you for an informal interview. We will consider your application on the basis of evidence of personal, professional and educational experience which indicate your ability to meet the demands of the programme. International applicants (non UK and EU) should aim to apply by the end of June to allow time to arrange accommodation, finance and any visas.
Core modules: IT infrastructure; independent study in information systems; application domains of information technology; software engineering concepts. Optional modules: Data management; project management; information systems strategy and management; group work in a large scale software development process; designing the user.
Combination of coursework and examinations, together with the dissertation.
Self-funding; career development loans.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|PgDip||Full-time||£ 6,200 per Whole course (home fees)||1 years|
|PgDip||Full-time||£ 11,750 per Whole course (overseas fees)||1 years|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 6,200 per Whole course (home fees)||1 years|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 11,750 per Whole course (overseas fees)||1 years|
|PgDip||Part-time||£ 517 per Credit module (home fees)||2 years|
|PgDip||Part-time||£ 979 per Credit module (overseas fees)||2 years|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 517 per Credit module (home fees)||2 years|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 979 per Credit module (overseas fees)||2 years|
|PgCert||Part-time||£ 517 per Credit module (home fees)||6 months|
|PgCert||Part-time||£ 979 per Credit module (overseas fees)||6 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Frenchay Campus||Bristol||BS16 1QY||South West|
Admissions and International Development
0117 328 3333