A Postgraduate Programme in Information Technology could cover a wide variety of aspects from the world of computing, including networking, programming, hardware, software, analysis and problem solving.
With the incredible advances happening on an almost daily basis in the world of technology and computing, a postgraduate programme in this subject matter would be an invaluable addition to anybody’s CV! Some courses will have a business slant, for example the Business Information Systems course at the University of Westminster. A master’s programme like this is could be a good idea if you are hoping to further your career in the business world while gaining a better insight into industry standard IT. Other options could be to specialise further, for example in Internet Technology or Medical Computing.
Alternatively, some IT master’s programmes have a more artistic angle, like the course in Computer Graphics Programming at the University of Hull or the Games Art Master’s at the University of Hertfordshire.
Entry to Postgraduate Programmes in Information Technology
Successful applicants will generally be expected to hold a good bachelor degree (second-class Honours or above) from a recognised institution. Check with your preferred institution to see exactly what qualifications are required.
IELTS scores of 6.5–7.0 or TOEFL scores of 100-107 are usually needed. Because of ongoing changes in the law we advise international students to regularly check the UKBA website to make sure they can fulfil the necessary requirements. Most individual institutions also have useful information on the Tier 4 requirements for international students, and can offer assistance in terms of student queries about their specific English language requirements.
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How much will it cost?
A one-year taught master’s programme can cost anything between a few thousand pounds to well over £10,000, although there are different rates according to whether you are a European Union (EU) or non-EU student. Applications for funding or scholarships must be made well over a year in advance (information on the various institutional scholarships is available from the British Council website) and funding should always be arranged before you leave your home country.
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