This two-year MSc is aimed at candidates with little or no information technology (IT) experience who want to pursue a career in the IT industry. The skills developed in this programme include the core software development tools and techniques as well as a solid grounding in research and its application in a specific information and communications technology (ICT) domain.
The first year follows the normal academic cycle of lectures and laboratory sessions/tutorials, and provides students with a thorough foundation in IT skills. Time will also be spent on developing research interests/skills to prepare students for their second year, during which they will conduct a research project and submit a thesis on their findings.
3 GOOD REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE
1. It provides applicants with both a solid foundation in ICT in Year One, and specialist research and applied skills in their chosen research area in Year Two.
2. It provides a stepping stone to an exciting career either in research or across very diverse applied domains—entertainment, enterprise, communications, finance, education, etc.
3. It can very much complement existing graduate qualifications, resulting in highly sought after skillsets, e.g., data science.