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Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Computing Methodologies Technology

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

The MSc Computing and Technology programme is designed specifically to enable you to update, extend and deepen your knowledge in computing and IT and wider digital leadership and technology subjects, in order to enhance and accelerate your career opportunities. By completing the MSc in Computing and Technology you will be able to demonstrate capabilities in the areas of the Computing and Digital Technology subject discipline.

This Masters programme has been designed in consultation with partners from industry to ensure you learn up-to-date computing knowledge required by employers across the industry. Graduates from the programme will be equipped to work in a variety of careers in the IT industry or to progress to academic or research-orientated careers.

How will I be taught and assessed?

You’ll be taught by experienced lecturers and academics who use their industry and research experience to demonstrate how the theories, tools, technologies and methods you will learn on the programme translate in to real life situations. Teaching will take place in a mix of lectures, workshops, labs, seminars and tutorials, totalling between 10-12 hours per week.

You will also be expected to engage in independent study involving directed and self-directed learning, between 30-32 hours per week.

Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) is embedded throughout the course with tools such as the ‘Blackboard’ eLearning Portal and electronic reading lists that will guide your preparation for seminars and independent research. Computer labs equipped with software are also used for practical sessions.

The programme is 100% assessed through coursework, including critical report writing, practical exercises, individual, group and research project work.

Significant emphasis is placed on developing your ability to complete a Masters degree. As part of induction you will be made fully familiar with the learning resources and support available to you. There will also be weekly academic support sessions designed to build your confidence and ability as a postgraduate learner. You will also be allocated an individual guidance tutor at induction. You will meet this tutor at regular intervals across your period of study.

Careers and further study

This Masters programme has been designed to ensure that graduates from the programme will be equipped to work in a variety of careers in the IT industry or to progress to academic or research-orientated careers. Indeed, the qualification is designed to accelerate your skills and competence in a range of job roles, including roles in leadership and management in IT, Software Engineer, Database Developer, Data Analyst, Information Security professional, Business Analyst, to name but a few.

Upon successfully completing your course, you may undertake further professional development and training through Professional Pathways programmes.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Modules

In this module you will learn about the information governance and cyber security principles that underpin the management of an organisation’s information assets. In doing so you will critically analyse the key concepts, theories, standards and frameworks of information governance and security, including risk management. This will enable you to evaluate an organisation’s or the one in which you work, their current approach to information governance and cyber security and to advise on the design and implementation of an appropriate strategy for managing an organisation’s information assets to meet legal, regulatory, organisational and/or societal needs for information governance and cyber security.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£6,990

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£15,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Academic requirements Minimum 2:2 (second class) honours degree from a UK university or equivalent in any discipline Professional qualifications with equivalent standing which had a significant requirement for academic study, may also be considered If you don’t meet the academic requirements Applicants who do not meet the academic requirements but who do have substantial experience of working in a business organisation and/or possess a relevant professional qualification will also be considered. English language requirements Students require IELTS 6.5 (or above) with no single element below 5.5 or equivalent. If you have IELTS 5.5 – 6.0, you may be eligible to join our Pre-Sessional English before starting this programme.

University information

Northumbria University’s London campus is based right in the heart of the city, and with the University’s focus specialisation in industry-focused degrees, you’ll find yourself perfectly placed to search for work experience and internships and rub shoulder with all the right sorts of people as you think ahead to your career. Many of the business-related postgraduate degrees can be studied full time or part time in one-to-two years, to fit in...more