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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Information Technology (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This programme covers practical aspects of information systems development, modern management topics and professionalism in IT. If you already have experience of working in the IT industry, the programme aims to provide opportunities for broadening and deepening your knowledge and skills. If you do not have previous experience, the programme aims to provide a platform for a career in the IT industry. You will gain an advanced level of understanding of computers, computing, software development, and how to design and implement software systems. The programme also covers the use of information systems in organisations, and the management of IT and information systems.

Different course options

Full time | Birkbeck, Central London WC1 | 1 year | OCT-17

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

OCT-17

Modules

The module describes approaches, processes, methodologies and techniques commonly used for large-scale information systems development. It covers the systems development life cycle (SDLC), including project initiation, analysis, design and implementation, addressing key aspects and techniques at each stage, such as the use of class and object diagrams. Several project methodologies are described, including Agile (Scrum) methodology. The module also incorporates insights into professional and legal issues surrounding information systems development.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£8,475

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course

£14,450

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants need to have a second-class honours Bachelor's degree or equivalent in a subject other than computing or information systems. Applicants with less than the required level of academic qualification may be considered, if they have significant relevant experience in the IT industry.

University information

Birkbeck, part of the University of London, offers nearly 300 taught and research postgraduate programmes across arts and humanities, business and economics, law, science and social science. As an evening teaching specialist, Birkbeck offers its taught postgrad courses between 6-9pm, with some courses available through distance learning. As with undergraduate courses, postgrads can study full-time or part-time. Home to 44 research and...more