The modules associated with the MSc IT Management are as follows:
- Technology Project Management (20 credits)
- Information Security and Document Management (20 credits)
- Team Software Development Project (20 credits)
- Research Methods for Technology Dissertations (20 credits)
- Technology Dissertation (40 credits)
- Business Analysis (20 credits)
- End User Computing Risk Management (20 credits)
- Social Computing (20 credits)
To obtain an MSc degree a student must follow and obtain 180 credits of compulsory modules.
PgC and PgD may be awarded as stand-alone or exit awards.
Learning & Teaching
Lectures are a major part of the teaching strategy for the programme.
Modular Subject Tutorials
Tutorials are meetings of a student or group of students with a lecturer or lecturers and are used in two ways within the programme:
• expanding upon material covered in lectures through an enquiry-driven problem solving approach
• remedial work to overcome any deficiencies in a student’s background knowledge.
Seminars involve a student or students presenting previously prepared work to peers and a lecturer. This strategy is used to extend specific theoretical or practical concepts as well as introducing problem solving exercises. Seminars are used in most modules and provide students with valuable experience in presentational skills as well as providing staff with a method of assessing student-centred learning.
In these classes students are able to practise and refine their skills in a supportive environment where they can receive feedback from a member of academic staff. Practical workshops represent a valuable transition between theory and the workplace.
Case studies are a teaching and learning strategy, employed in a range of modules; they also are a useful assessment tool. Students are presented with or asked to develop real or simulated complex problems which they are required to analyse in detail and then synthesise/present their own solution in writing or orally.
The majority of modules will be supported by Moodle and provide students with a wide range of learning material and study guidance.
Employability & Careers
This programme explores how information and communication technologies may be managed, and how they may serve the purposes of management. Graduates have gained employment as: ICT managers, project managers and consultants; business and systems analysts; teachers and lecturers.
Applicants should have one of the following:
An Honours degree at least 2:2 or its equivalent in a relevant area
e.g. Computing, Information Systems or an appropriate Engineering specialism.
Applicants from other backgrounds will be considered on an individual basis.
School: Cardiff School of Management
MSc: minimum one year full-time or two years part-time
PgD: minimum two years part-time
PgC: minimum one year part-time
Assessment is by coursework, including written assignments and presentations, and examination.
Selection for this course is through an application form and where necessary an interview.
How to Apply:
Applications for this course should be made direct to the university via our self-service facility. For further information please visit our How to Apply pages at www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/howtoapply.
Before making an application, international students (those outside of the EU), should contact the International Office at Cardiff Met to discuss the necessary procedures in relation to studying with us. For further information visit www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/international.
Tuition Fees and Financial Support:
For up to date information on tuition fees and the financial support that may be available. Please refer to www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees.
Charges are per Single Module unless specified:
Undergraduate = 10 Credits; Postgraduate = 20 Credits
Generally we find most students will complete 60 credits per year for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate study; to obtain a true costing please clarify this by contacting the Programme Director directly.
The university also offers a postgraduate scholarship scheme to help students whilst at university. To see if you are eligible, visit www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/scholarships.