Cost of course
UK/EU: £7,245*
INT: £7,650*

*Prices correct for 2017/18 new students. Subject to annual increase in September 2018

Course length
2 - 3 years of part time study
Start dates
September, January and May
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Jessica Ryan Gilbank
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Pace of study

We recommend around 20 hours of study per week, per 20 credit module.

Assessment method

This course is assessed through 100% coursework with a range of methods such as essays, research reports, presentations, group work and practical reports.

Discovering Online Learning - 22 March 2018
22 March

Course code: OLPAI    Level: 7

In the competitive world of IT, having a Masters degree can help to set you apart from your peers, strengthening your skills and confidence and ultimately giving you an added advantage when considering career progression.

This MSc Information Technology online degree has been designed to give you the tools and understanding to forge a successful career in IT with the flexibility of online learning, so you don’t need to take a career break to make this happen. You’ll expand your theoretical knowledge with the practical application of research, analysis and decision making. 

Our tutors have many years’ experience in IT and they understand the pressures of balancing study around work and family commitments.

Problem solvers especially welcome

This is an exciting MSc because it asks you to find solutions to existing and emerging issues in the industry.

Our expert online tutors will help you learn to tackle work based challenges and use IT practically and intelligently. You’ll explore relatively new topics such as cloud computing as well as fundamental skills in traditional areas such as advanced databases and IT project management. Because of the course’s practical application you can explore areas within your own geographical region, industry and personal interest which can be directly applied to the workplace.

Practical application for global developments  

We use our professional links with local, national and multinational companies, to stay in tune with the global developments in the industry and to help us ensure the programme covers the ground that today’s employers would expect.

Studying online gives you the flexibility to study at the most convenient time and place for you. Course modules still operate within a fixed trimester but you can choose to study during the day, in the evenings or at the weekend rather than having to attend fixed lectures.

Find out more about the online MSc IT course

Listen to our recording of the Academic Lead Computing & IT, Dr Tariq Abdullah talking more about the online MSc IT course.

Video Transcript

Programme Specification

Image: PDF opens in a new window MSc Information Technology program specification

What does online learning look like?

If you're thinking of studying one of our courses, you may be wondering how online learning works and what it looks like. Below are some images from one of the modules of this course. There are three screen shots for you to scroll through which show you what the learning environment and material looks like, with a brief explanation underneath.

Click on the image below to view examples.

Diagrams are used to help visualise platforms.
Activities are used so you can discuss and critique learnings on the module forums.
Current research and theories support your learning.