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Computing & Information Technology Master's Degree - MSc/PgD/PgC


This Master's degree in Computing & Information Technology 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.

Course Content

Compulsory modules:

Technology Project Management (20 credits)
This module aims to foster in students a critical appreciation of project management principles and practices in preparation for when they will manage - or be managed via - technology projects.

Advances in IT Management (20 credits)
This module aims to give students a thorough overview of current and developing information technology (IT) management practises.

Business Process Analysis (20 credits)
This module is designed to enable the student to develop a critical appreciation of a range of business process analysis approaches and to explore key contemporary issues regarding their application in organisations.

Research & Professional Practice (20 credits)
The aim of this module is to equip the student with the skills, knowledge and techniques necessary to produce a dissertation with a research or technical focus.

Information Security (20 credits)
This module aims to provide an insight into the implementation of data security in computer systems and to encourage students to appreciate the practical and theoretical management principles associated with information security.

Data Analytics & Visualisation (20 credits)
This module provides students with hands-on experience with public datasets or user-generated data, focusing on historical, current, and predictive data analysis.

Technology Dissertation (40 credits)
The aim of the technology project is for the student to apply knowledge, skills and techniques developed during directed and independent study to solve a real world technology related project. The technology project may take the form of an in-depth research project or the development of a computer system.

Programming for Data Analysis (20 credits)
The aim of this module is to help students to develop an understanding of programming and problem-solving strategies, as well as to develop, analyse and critically assess solutions to real-world data analysis problems.

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 range of teaching methods are used in the 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 to support students, along with support from our careers team and academic skills.


Studios are a major part of the teaching strategy for the programme. Studios are an interactive and effective way of delivering core material and establishing a framework for a module against which other material can be set.


Workshops involve a student or students working more actively to understand the topic of study. This can include strategies such as presenting previously prepared work to peers and a lecturer. 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.

Workshops are used to extend specific theoretical or practical concepts as well as introducing problem solving exercises. Workshops are used in most modules and provide students with valuable experience in practical and presentational skills as well as providing staff with a method of assessing student-centred learning.

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.


The majority of modules will be supported by Moodle and provide students with a wide range of learning material and study guidance.


Assessments take the form of individual or group coursework, research based assignments, practical assessments, presentations, reports, and a dissertation.

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 managers and consultants, business and systems analysts, teachers and lecturers.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should meet one of the following:

  • Possess, or expect to obtain, an undergraduate honours degree or equivalent with a minimum of 2:2 classification.
  • Hold a suitable professional qualification from an appropriate professional body.

Relevance shall be determined by the Programme Director with reference to the applicant's transcript, and, if required, via an interview.

Equivalence shall be determined by:

  • International Admissions Team for applicants from outside the United Kingdom.
  • The Programme Director for applicants who present professional qualifications such as from the BCS. Such an applicant would be interviewed by the programme director to establish suitability.

English Language Requirements:
Applicants whose first language is not English should refer to English Language Requirements to confirm the level and evidence of fluency required for entry to the programme.

Students with extant level 7 qualifications wishing to enter the course may apply on the basis of RPL for admission with Credit. In such cases the regulations detailed in the Academic Handbook will apply and allows for a maximum RPL of 120 credits on a Master's programme. In this case the remaining 60 credits would consist of the research methods module and the dissertation.

The admissions process is controlled by Cardiff Metropolitan University's centralised admissions team in consultation with the Programme Director.

All applications from International students will be subject to an initial assessment of academic qualifications, English Language proficiency and overall suitability for the programme by the International Admissions Teams. However, the final decision remains the responsibility of the Programme Director.

Additional Information

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

Tuition Fees and Financial Support:
For up to date information on tuition fees and the financial support that may be available. Please refer to

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

For course specific enquiries, please contact the Programme Director Dr Rajkumar Rathore:

We endeavour to deliver courses as described and will not normally make changes to courses, such as course title, content, delivery, and teaching provision. However, it may be necessary for the university to make changes in the course provision before or after enrolment. It reserves the right to make variations to content or delivery methods, including discontinuation or merging courses if such action is considered necessary. Please read our Terms and Conditions for the full information.

Key Course Information

​Place of Study:
Llandaff Campus

Cardiff School of Technologies

Course Length:
12-18 months full-time depending on start date, or three years part-time.

September and January intakes available.

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

Course Disclaimer
We endeavour to deliver courses as described and will not normally make changes to courses, such as course title, content, delivery, and teaching provision. However, it may be necessary for the university to make changes in the course provision before or after enrolment. It reserves the right to make variations to content or delivery methods, including discontinuation or merging courses if such action is considered necessary.

Please read our Terms and Conditions for the full information.


"My passion for information technology and its transformative potential is what drove me into this field. I have a rich experience of teaching and research excellence which has given me a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities that my students face.

I firmly believe that IT is not just a support function but a strategic asset that can drive innovation and create a competitive advantage for organizations. My goal as Programme Director is to instil this same passion in each of my students to help them harness the power of IT to make a positive impact in their careers. I believe in the power of collaboration, and always encourage my students to actively engage with their fellow students, our esteemed faculty, and the industry professionals who will be part of their educational experience. The connections you build during your time at Cardiff Met will be invaluable as you progress in your careers.

I consider this programme as a shared journey of growth and discovery and my door is always open, figuratively and sometimes literally, to any questions, concerns, or ideas my students may have. I'm here to support my students in their academic pursuits to ensure their success."

Dr Rajkumar Singh Rathore
Programme Director, MSc Information Technology Management Programme at Cardiff School of Technologies

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