Our staff are acknowledged as experts in their field with substantial academic and industrial expertise, such as the former Country Project Director for IT for Shell international and ITV, former heads of IT, managing directors of software development houses and database specialists. The majority of staff have PhD level qualifications which enables them to bring their excellent subject knowledge into the classroom.
Fully accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS), this practical course has been developed in consultation with our industry partners, including professionals who have worked for GE, Marks & Spencer and ITV.
We encourage you to appreciate the full strategic tactical and operational aspects of IT, developing the critical skills needed to create an IT strategy, implement and manage IT projects. You should learn how to build an ecommerce business from concept to delivery, including the technologies required to build and deploy the supporting databases.
We consistently achieve high levels of student satisfaction – 90% overall in the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) 2016. Students praise the interactive style of teaching and learning and the quality of learning resources, which 93% said were useful in PTES 2016. We use videos of relevant subject matter, for example, IT Strategy and project management, and several modules are delivered by current practitioners.
The placement option provides an excellent opportunity for you to gain first-hand industry experience. Companies that have taken our computing students in previous years include IBM, Barclays Bank, Lockheed Martin, Sun Microsystems, United Advertising, Hewlett-Packard and British Aerospace.
To complete your MSc, you will undertake a supervised research project linked to current University research and/or on real-world situations proposed by industry partners. Recent projects have included: the use of digital technology to improve market presence of a community centre; the use of Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) to train council employees; the use of search engine optimisation (SEO) to improve web presence; and digital marketing strategies for different companies.