This two-year MSc is aimed at candidates with little or no 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 ICT (information and communications technology) 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 for their second year, during which students 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 in either 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.