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Information Technology Management Masters Degree

Information Technology Management (Internship) Masters Degree - MSc/PgD/PgC

Key Facts

Place of Study: 
Llandaff Campus

School:
Cardiff School of Technologies

Course Length:
One year full-time, two years sandwich/Internship pathway, or three years part-time.

October and February intakes available.

Postgraduate Scholarships:
The university also offers a postgraduate scholarship scheme to help students whilst at university.
See if you are eligible.


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Course Overview

This Master's degree in Information Technology Management will equip you with the competences to manage converging information technologies in order to meet business management goals.

Your learning will be directly applicable to the modern workplace, where technology is ubiquitous and essential to maintain a competitive edge. Modules in project management, with an emphasis on technology and risk, provide a solid grounding before moving on to address the increasingly important information security and data analysis. Business processes are covered, as well as key information management tools.

The Information Technology Management course offers the following pathways of study:

  • Information Technology Management - MSc/PgD/PgC
  • Information Technology Management (Internship) - MSc/PgD/PgC

Industrial work experience is a key part of the programme. You will have the option to undertake a 20-credit Internship module to gain professional experience with local and national companies relevant to the sector. If you wish to follow the Internship pathway, you will undertake a core 36-week placement in industry as an alternative to a Technology Dissertation.

​Course Content​

Compulsory modules for both pathways:

  • Technology Project Management (20 credits)
  • End User Computing Risk Management (20 credits)
  • Business Process and Data Analysis (20 credits)
  • Research Methods for Technology Dissertations (20 credits)
  • Information Security (20 credits)
  • Social Media Analytics for Business (20 credits)

With specialist modules for pathway

For Information Technology Management:

  • Team Software Development Project (optional module - 20 credits)
  • Internship (optional module - 20 credits)
  • Technology Dissertation (40 credits)

For Information Technology Management (Internship):

  • Team Software Development Project (20 credits)
  • Internship Project (40 credits)

To obtain an MSc degree, you must follow and successfully complete a total of 180 credits. PgC (60 credits) and PgD (120 credits) may be awarded as stand-alone or exit awards.

Learning & Teaching

A wide range of teaching methods are used in the new Cardiff School of Technologies, including lectures, practical workshops, tutorials, seminars and real-world case studies, all supported by online learning via Moodle. With a student-centred approach, the School operates an open door policy to staff and all students will be assigned a personal tutor.

Lectures

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

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.

Practical Workshops

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

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.

Moodle

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 pursued careers as ICT managers, project mana​gers and consultants, business and systems analysts, teachers and lecturers.

Entry Requirements​

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.

If you are interested in using credit from another institution, or have obtained qualifications and/or experience to study for a course at Cardiff Met,  you can find further information on this as well as information on how to apply on the RPL page.

International Applicants
Students whose first language is not English will need to provide evidence of fluency to at least an IELTS 6.0 standard or equivalent. For full details about how to apply and English Language qualifications please visit the International pages on the website.

Additional Information

Assessment: 
Assessment is by coursework, including written assignments and presentations, and examination.

Selection Procedure:
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.

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.

Part-time 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. 

Contact Us

For general enquiries please contact the Student Recruitment Team on 029 2041 6044 or email askadmissions@cardiffmet.ac.uk.

For course specific enquiries, please contact the Programme Director Dr Ambikesh Jayal: ajayal@cardiffmet.ac.uk

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Full terms & conditions in relation to accepting an offer to study at Cardiff Metropolitan University can be found by visiting www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/terms