Bristol, University of the West of England

Bristol, University of the West of England

Information Technology

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 information technology (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.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree at 2.2 or above, or an equivalent qualification from another country. Applications are welcome from students who have not studied information technology or computing at degree level. Applicants are required to have 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 they have experience of programming or database creation. Applicants 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). Applications will also be considered from applicants who have a degree classification lower than Honours 2.2, but are able to provide evidence that they are strongly motivated to study information technology. This evidence may be relevant work experience. Applicants should have 2 years of accredited study in higher education in addition to relevant professional work experience. In this case applicants should have held a responsible or professional role for a minimum of 2 years, or be a very experienced professional without the above qualifications.

Course modules

Core modules: information technology (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.

Assessment methods

Combination of coursework and examinations, together with the dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Self-funding; career development loans.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,200 per Whole course (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,750 per Whole course (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,200 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,200 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,200 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 517 per Credit (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 979 per Credit (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 517 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 517 per Credit (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 517 per Credit (Wales) 2 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 979 per Credit (International) 6 months
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 517 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 6 months
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 517 per Credit (Scotland) 6 months
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 517 per Credit (Wales) 6 months
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 517 per Credit (England) 6 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,750 per Whole course (International) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,200 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,200 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,200 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,200 per Whole course (England) 1 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 517 per Credit (England) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 979 per Credit (International) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 517 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 517 per Credit (Scotland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 517 per Credit (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Frenchay Campus Bristol BS16 1QY South West

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