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Computing and IT Management with Placement (Taught)
Designed for graduates who want to move into computing from another discipline, MSc Computing and IT Management provides you with a broad technical knowledge and a sound business context for managing IT systems.
Through this course you will learn the skills needed to develop business applications through a fundamental understanding of software and web development, e-commerce and database management. You will also gain an understanding of the professional skills required to lead IT managers by working as a part of a team on a business change project.
You will have the option of learning about new and emerging technologies, such as cloud computing, that are radically changing the opportunities and threats for the provision of IT systems. You may also opt for human-centric computing which focuses on defining and delivering effective information systems from a human-centric perspective. You also have the option of learning the knowledge and skills required to create interactive visualisations and explanations of data.
Students may choose to apply for a paid 7-12 month professional work placement to be undertaken on completion of Spring semester and before completing the MSc course with a 60-credit dissertation. This provides valuable work experience to develop your IT Professional skills.
The dissertation provides the opportunity of developing your research skills and applying technical and management concepts and techniques to solve a complex computing problem.
This two-year course offers a balanced combination of theory and practice, and can serve either as preparation for a career as an IT professional, doctoral research, or as a self-contained advanced qualification in its own right.
Typically, you will need to have either:
- a 2:2 honours degree in a subject other than computing, or an equivalent international degree
- a university-recognised equivalent academic qualification in a subject other than computing
- or relevant professional experience evidenced by a reference.
English Language requirements:
IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with 5.5 in all subskills, or an accepted equivalent.
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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The modules shown are an example of the typical curriculum and will be reviewed prior to the 2022/23 academic year. The final modules will be published by September 2022.
- Computational Thinking
- Fundamentals of Programming
- Databases and Modelling
- Topics, Research and Skills in Computing and IT Management
- IT Management, Change and Innovation
- Computing and IT Management Dissertation
Scholarships & funding
For more information about scholarships, please visit the university website.
- Tuition fees for UK Students: £10,200 per year.
- Tuition fees for International Students: £24,950 per year.
For more information about tuition fee, please visit the university website.
What skills will I practise and develop?
Students will acquire and develop a range of valuable skills, both those which are discipline specific and more generic ‘employability skills’, such as being able to:
- Critically analyse and evaluate current issues in the application of computing.
- Clearly communicate ideas, principles and theories by oral, written, diagrammatic and practical means.
- Demonstrate self-direction, initiative, professionalism, critical judgement and planning skills in tackling and solving computing problems using appropriate technologies.
- Design, using appropriate tools, a simple information system or selected part of a larger system.
- Apply technical and management concepts and techniques to the solution of computing problems.
- They will also develop a number of valuable research skills through completion of the dissertation.
Furthermore, graduates will be expected to demonstrate:
- A systematic understanding of general computing concepts, both theoretical and practical.
- Understanding of the nature of organisations and their use of information for business purposes.
- Understanding of the methods, techniques, and tools available to specify, design, implement and manage computer based systems for organisations.
- Understanding of the principles and characteristics of computer and communications hardware and software and of how these support the development of computer systems.
- Critical awareness of current trends in selected research areas of computing, and discuss their contribution to developing computer based systems.
Recent graduates from the MSc Computing and IT Management course have gained employment in roles such as systems and business analysts, quality assurance testers, IT consultants and project managers.
Graduates are employed by organisations of all sizes locally, nationally, and internationally.
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Founded in 1883, Cardiff University combines a prestigious heritage with impressive modern facilities, on one of the most beautiful campuses in the UK. As part of the Russell Group, our students benefit from our outstanding research quality and reputation, while...
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