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Source: HOTCOURSES, September 2016.

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Information Technology (General)

Course type

Taught

Course summary
Source: HOTCOURSES, September 2016.

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.

Why study this course at Birkbeck?

  • Provides graduates who have a first degree in a subject other than computing with knowledge of information systems, computing and management of IT.
  • You will gain an in-depth knowledge of problem analysis, evaluation of technology options, systems development, technology-driven organisational change and technology-based innovation.
  • Provides a foundation for continuing on to an MPhil/PhD programme in information systems or technology management.
  • You will have 24-hour access to several laboratories of networked PCs with a range of language compilers, database and other application software. We are connected, via the SuperJANET network, to the computers of other academic institutions in London, elsewhere in the UK and abroad.

Different course options
Source: HOTCOURSES, September 2016.

Full time | Bloomsbury Campus | 12 months | OCT-17

Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

OCT-17

Modules
These are the sub-topics that you will study as part of this course.

Source: HOTCOURSES, September 2016.

Information Systems (15 Credits) - Core

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.

Introduction to Software Development (15 Credits) - Core

The main aim of this module is to allow students who hold a first degree in a subject other than computing to gain understanding of solving computational problems and of the software development process, which are fundamental to the study of information systems and informatics. The module covers the principles of designing, implementing and testing programs, with a specific focus on object-oriented design. The module explains the fundamental aspects of these techniques utilising a series of practical lab sessions. Students will be able to apply this knowledge in learning new programming languages, developing software systems, and managing software development projects within given time constraints.

Software Engineering in Practice (15 Credits) - Core

This module provides a general understanding of software engineering, including the typical phases of the software lifecycle with particular reference to practical specification, design and testing techniques. It serves to prepare you for the various software development projects undertaken throughout your studies and introduces you to important concepts that can be studied in more detail later in the programme.

Tuition fees
Source: HOTCOURSES, September 2016.

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements
Source: HOTCOURSES, September 2016.

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.

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