This is a new programme in the department, designed in conjunction with industry, to equip computer science, IT, and networking graduates with the technical and organisational skills needed to manage complex IT systems and lead successful IT teams. Going beyond the ad-hoc approach often used in IT management, this programme enables graduates to take a more formal and forward looking approach to managing IT systems in todays rapidly changing environment. In the lectures students are taught a solid foundation in the technical and management skills needed for IT management. This learning is put into practice in our server and networking labs where students have the opportunity to design, create, and manage IT systems based on real world scenarios using industry standard hardware and software.
World-class research and superb links with industry come together to make Oxford Brookes one of the best places in the UK to study computing and communication technologies courses at postgraduate level, whatever your subject interest.
Our courses, taught by leading academics with active research programmes, are designed to meet the needs of modern industry. Our graduates tell us that the relevance of our courses and the skills they've learnt enable them to achieve their goals and build their careers. In addition our location in Oxford places us at the heart of one of Europe's biggest concentrations of high-tech businesses.
Our postgraduate courses, with the exception of Digital Media Production, are now available to take as Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma awards in addition to the MSc award. This is ideal for those who are already working in the industry who wish to take advantage of the opportunity to improve their skills and expertise in particular areas.
Starting in September 2015 (subject to validation), students will have the opportunity to undertake a 1 year placement as part of their MSc course. Placements are optional and will run after the taught component and before the dissertation and provide students with a valuable opportunity to put into practice what they have learnt on the taught part of their course. Placements are open to all students, both home and international, who are undertaking a full time MSc in the department. Although the department cannot guarentee a placement, our placement support team will help in putting you in contact with relevant companies and offer advice and support with the applications process. Full time students who do not wish to do a placement, or are unable to find a placement are able to carry on straight to the dissertation.