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A Masters degree is an academic degree awarded to individuals who successfully denote a higher level of expertise. There are two main types of Masters - taught and research.

In information technology programs, students may be able to explore different types of technology applications and the way in which information is created, exchanged and stored. Students may learn how to write code and can explore areas such as information security, software applications, system design and databases.

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Master in Security and Privacy (S&P)

EIT Digital Master School
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London

The programme in Security and Privacy focusses on the study of the design, development and evaluation of secure computer systems, which are also capable of ensuring privacy for future ICT systems. It follows a constructive security approach to teach the very complex and challenging field of information assurance. [+]

Best Masters in IT in United Kingdom 2017. Why study the EIT Digital Security & Privacy programme? The EIT Digital Security & Privacy programme offers: Front line technical content within the field. Studies at two of Europe´s foremost technical universities leading to a double degree. A good integration with tailored Business courses in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. A thesis work well grounded in industrial problems. Access to the competence of eight EIT Digital innovation action lines, not least through a summer school between the two years. Access to the co-location centers and innovation ecosystems of the nine EIT Digital nodes. What is the programme all about? The programme in Security and Privacy focusses on the study of the design, development and evaluation of secure computer systems, which are also capable of ensuring privacy for future ICT systems. It follows a constructive security approach to teach the very complex and challenging field of information assurance. The aim is to provide students with an understanding of the concepts and technologies for achieving confidentiality, integrity, authenticity, and privacy protection for information processed across networks. What are the career opportunities for graduates from the programme? Graduates from the Security & Privacy master’s programme will qualify for jobs in international and local organizations in both technical and business roles. Typical titles are: (Cyber) Security consultant; Security Analyst; (Information) Security Architect; Operation Manager; Product Manager. Through their multidisciplinary attitude graduates are valuable in open innovation settings where different aspects (market, users, social aspects, media technologies) come together. They will easily find jobs within companies that provide value-added products and services, such as telecom companies, game companies, e-learning, web developers, and entertainment. An alternative path would be to start your own company to provide product or technology development, media content, business development or consultancy services. How is the programme structured? The programme is a double degree programme with studies at a university in one country in the first year (entry) and studies at a university in another country the second year (exit). The programme has an integrated technical content (Technical major) and business content (Innovation & Entrepreneurship – I&E minor). The I&E minor is shared between all programmes (link). An integral part of the second year is a Master’s thesis (30 ECTS). The structure and content of the technical major is given below. Where can I study if I choose Security and Privacy? Entry - 1st year UNITN in Trento, Italy UT, Twente, The Netherlands Exit - 2nd year, specialization ELTE Budapest, Hungary Saarland University, Germany TUD, Darmstadt, Germany UNITN in Trento, Italy UT, Twente, The Netherlands Specific Admission Requirements A B.Sc. degree in computer science, electrical engineering, computer engineering or information systems sciences with solid skills in mathematics, electrical engineering, software design and programming is required. The average grade must be at least 75% of the scale maximum. [-]

Master in Internet Technology and Architecture (ITA)

EIT Digital Master School
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London

The ITA master is a new European two-year master programme within the EIT Digital Master School “ICT Innovation”. The aim of the EIT (European Institute of Innovation and Technology) is to breed a new generation of technology-skill [+]

The ITA master is a new European two-year master programme within the EIT Digital Master School “ICT Innovation”. The aim of the EIT (European Institute of Innovation and Technology) is to breed a new generation of technology-skilled entrepreneurs by enhancing high-profile technology education with a strong business orientation. For the field of ICT, the EIT has created through the KIC ICT Labs (one of the Knowledge and Innovation Communities), several ICT master programmes to combine ICT engineering on an advanced level with a business minor focused on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E). The goal is to make students that take part in this education the elite group of forthcoming ICT professionals. The unique features of this advanced level education are: A standardized I&E minor Mobility among universities (one year at one university and the second year at another university) Specialisation at one of the European top universities Personal industrial relationships for the students, including industrial mentors and internships at EIT Digital non-university partners as part of the study plan. Thematic area grounding and utilization of resources from EIT Digital research and business activities There are seven ICT programmes (majors), one of them is Internet Technology and Architecture (ITA) offered by a consortium of UPMC (Paris), TUB (Berlin), KTH (Stockholm), UNITN (Trento), UNS (Nice), ITA/TB (Brest) and UPM (Madrid). The first year consists of one semester of core courses on ITA and one semester on Entrepreneurial education. For the second year, students can select a specialisation and complete a thesis project at one of the industrial partners. Internet Technology and Architecture The technical major in Internet Technology and Architecture is a focused programme of study involving advanced networking technologies and architectures for the design and management of modern distributed computer systems and networks. This programme is in line with the challenging field of computing communication and networking technologies that has lately received considerable attention and is today considered as a major topic for most curriculum studies in IT. Programme The aim of the Internet Technology and Architecture programme is to develop a coherent set of theoretical knowledge and professional understandings and skills in computer networks. Emphasis is placed on understanding of current research issues as well as detailed practical experience of network design, development, implementation, and management. The first year will be similar at the four entry points UPMC, TUB, KTH and UNITN with four basic courses on the foundations of networking, network design and modelling, wireless and mobile computing, and advanced next generation networks. In addition, some elective courses may be chosen to prepare for a specialisation. This programme also includes an I&E minor that will provide students with both theoretical concepts and practical tools that will develop critical thinking in assessing entrepreneurship opportunities and devising appropriate strategies to turn ideas into profitable business ventures. The I&E minor consists two courses: The I&E basics course provides an introduction to business and management. The Business Development Lab will extend media systems engineering projects by a market survey, a business model generation process, and a venture development exercise. Students participating in the ITA track will be offered an internship in a partner industry or research centre of the EIT Digital to work on a thesis project. Directly linked to the master thesis, there will be an I&E minor thesis that will specify the requirements, strategy and business plan for the selected thesis project. Specialisations Specialisations will be provided in the second year. The ITA major will offer seven specialisations, each at a different location: User-centric networking at UPMC Internet technologies at TUB Communication systems design at KTH Wireless and mobile access networks at UNITN Networked Analysis and Experimentation at UNS Internet of things at IT/TB Technologies for Internet Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing at UPM To meet the requirements for geographic mobility, the chosen exit point needs to differ from the chosen entry point. Specific Admission Requirements A B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering, electronics, computer science, computer engineering or information technology is required. Sufficient background in basic data communications, telecommunications and internetworking as well as mathematics, including calculus, linear algebra and mathematical statistics is also required. [-]

Master in Embedded Systems (ES)

EIT Digital Master School
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London

Embedded systems are everywhere. More than 98% of the world’s processors are located in embedded systems. Applications include a wide variety of industrial and personal systems such as satellites, robots, cars, airplanes, elevators, mobile telephones, washing machines, and health-care equipment just to mention a few. [+]

Best Masters in IT in United Kingdom 2017. Why study Embedded Systems? Embedded systems are everywhere. More than 98% of the world’s processors are located in embedded systems. Applications include a wide variety of industrial and personal systems such as satellites, robots, cars, airplanes, elevators, mobile telephones, washing machines, and health-care equipment just to mention a few. In all these areas, embedded systems confer added value to the products by either extending the range of the delivered functionalities or by enhancing the quality of a “traditional” functionality that is rendered to the user. What are the career opportunities for Embedded Systems graduates? Many European companies are world leading in the field of embedded systems design and have a strong demand for highly skilled, creative engineers, innovators, system architects, and specialists. Europe also needs brand new companies that are able to provide innovative embedded solutions to address societal challenges, to improve the quality of life, and to boost the European economy and leadership. Why Embedded Systems at EIT Digital? "I found my masters course with EIT Digital very involving and fulfilling. It gave me access to two of the top universities in Europe and it's faculties. The business part of the programme helped me to envision my technical learning as real world applications and business opportunities." Shriraam Mohan, 2013 Cohort What is Embedded Systems Master at EIT Digital all about? The Embedded Systems programme focuses on enabling technologies and design methodologies for computing systems which are embedded as integral part of larger systems, designed for specific control functions of devices with various electronic and mechanical components. Graduates of the Embedded Systems programme will be world-class specialists and innovators in the field of embedded systems, capable of developing embedded solutions for new challenges in the cyber-physical systems and internet-of-things domains. The Embedded Systems programme has three entry points and seven exit points. The first year will be similar at the three entry point universities (KTH, TUB, TU/e), covering the common base studies on construction of embedded systems, embedded hardware & software, and models & methods for embedded systems design. The second year will accommodate the technical specialisation provided by one of the exit point universities (KTH, TUB, TU/e, AALTO, TUCS, UNITN, BME). The seven specialisations are: (1) Embedded Platforms (2) Embedded Multicore Processing, (3) Embedded Networking, (4) Mobile Cyber-Physical Systems, (5) Internet of Things and Energy-Efficient Computing, (6) Real-Time Systems and Design of Cyber-Physical Systems, and (7) Critical Embedded Systems. What are the goals of the programme? The mission of the Embedded Systems programme is to give students a holistic and multidisciplinary view and skillset on embedded systems, their underlying technologies, their development, and their integration. Through the combined technical and entrepreneurial education, students will get insight into the role of embedded systems in the modern society and ability to develop innovations into business ideas and high tech embedded systems start-ups. They will also be capable of taking on leading management roles in embedded systems and more general ICT companies. How is the programme structured? The general structure of the two-year programme (120 ECTS) is shown below. The first year (60 ECTS), providing the technical core (common base) and I&E courses, is spent at one of the entry unversities. The second year (60 ECTS), providing the technical specialisation courses, is spent at one of the exit universities. The selected entry and exit points must reside in different countries. This international and cross-organisational mobility is a mandatory and essential part of the programme. The teaching language in all the courses is English. Embedded Systems programme The Embedded Systems programme involves seven partner universities and provides three entries and seven exits. The partner universities and their roles are as follows: Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden: Develops and implements the common base (entry) and the specialization (exit) “Embedded Platforms”. Technical University of Berlin (TUB), Germany: Develops and implements the common base (entry) and the specialization (exit) “Embedded Multicore Processing”. Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), the Netherlands: Develops and implements the common base (entry) and the specialization (exit) “Embedded Networking”. Aalto University (AALTO), Finland. Develops and implements the specialization (exit) “Mobile Cyber-Physical Systems”. Turku Centre for Computer Science (TUCS), Finland. Develops and implements the specialization (exit) “Internet of Things and Energy Efficient Computing” as joint effort between the two universities in Turku - University of Turku (UTU) and Åbo Akademi University (ÅAU). University of Trento (UNITN), Italy. Develops and implements the specialization (exit) “Real-Time Systems and Design of Cyber-Physical Systems”. Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME), Hungary. Develops and implements the specialization (exit) “Critical Embedded Sytems”. Specific Admission Requirements A B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering/ electronics, computer engineering, computer science or information technology is required. The studies should include at least 60 ECTS courses in computer science, computer architecture, or programming, and mathematics including calculus, algebra and mathematical statistics. [-]

Master in Data Science (DSC)

EIT Digital Master School
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London

Data abounds: social media, manufacturing systems, medical devices, logistic services, and countless others generate petabytes of data on a daily basis. With a wealth of data available, we are at a point in history, where we can conduct analyses to detect, discover, and, ultimately, better understand the world around us. [+]

Why study Data Science? Data abounds: social media, manufacturing systems, medical devices, logistic services, and countless others generate petabytes of data on a daily basis. With a wealth of data available, we are at a point in history, where we can conduct analyses to detect, discover, and, ultimately, better understand the world around us. What are the carier opportunities for Data Science graduates? Become a professional for a career in a highly innovative area: data science. The profession in Data Science is hailed as the “… Sexiest Job of the 21st Century,” by Harvard Business Review in October 2012. The Data Scientist is a professional who simultaneously possesses breadth and depth in scalable data management, data analysis, and domain area expertise, and who is capable of solving real-world problems. This is an opportune time to pursue training in both a challenging and rewarding new field. Join us and embark on a journey of a lifetime! Why Data Science at EIT Digital? Getting value, meaning and answering big questions, are the ultimate goals of Learning Data Science at EIT Digital. Mazen Aly Data Science Master student Eindhoven University of Technology Study Data Science at EIT Digital, where education is provided by renowned universities and where entrepreneurial data scientists of the future are come to being! Farideh Heidari Data Science Coordinator What is Data Science Master at EIT Digital all about? The newly established Data Science Master’s offers a unique academic programme, whereby students can study data science, innovation, and entrepreneurship at leading European universities. In this programme, students will learn about scalable data collection techniques, data analysis methods, and a suite of tools and technologies that address data capture, processing, storage, transfer, analysis, and visualization, and related concepts (e.g., data access, pricing data, and data privacy). How is the programme structured? The first year will be similar at all three DSc entry point universities: Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (UPM), Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), and Universite Nice Sophia Antipolis (UNS) with foundations courses, such as data handling, data analysis, advanced data analysis and data management, visualization, and applications. The second year will enable students to concentrate one of six technical specialisation areas of their own choosing. See: specialisations below. An important part of the programme are the Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E) courses. The I&E basics course provides an introduction to business & management. Students participating in the DSc track are offered an internship with an industry partner or research centre of the EIT Digital to work on their thesis project. Directly linked to the master thesis is the I&E minor thesis that specifies the requirements, strategy and business plan for the selected thesis project. Students participating in the DSc track are offered an internship with an industry partner or research centre of the EIT-Digital to work on their thesis project. Directly linked to the master thesis is the I&E minor thesis that specifies the requirements, strategy and business plan for the selected thesis project. Where can I study if I choose Data Science? Entry - 1st year Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (UPM) Universite Nice Sophia Antipolis (UNS) Exit - 2nd year, specialisation Internet of Things (IoT) at UPM Multimedia and Web Science for Big Data at UNS Process Mining at High Tech Systems, Healthcare, Visual Analytics or Big software at TU/e Distributed Systems and Data Mining for Really Big Data at KTH Design, Implementation, and Usage of Data Science Instruments at TUB Specific Admission Requirements A B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering/ electronics, computer engineering, computer science or information technology is required. The studies should include at least 60 ECTS courses in computer science, computer architecture, or programming, and mathematics including calculus, algebra and mathematical statistics. [-]

Master in Cloud Computing and Services (CCS)

EIT Digital Master School
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London

The programme in Cloud Computing and Services focuses on a broad range of applications like electronic commerce, mobile services, online social networks, peer-to-peer systems and Web services. [+]

Best Masters in IT in United Kingdom 2017. The programme in Cloud Computing and Services focuses on a broad range of applications like electronic commerce, mobile services, online social networks, peer-to-peer systems and Web services. What is common to all of these applications is that information sources and control are decentralised over the network and multiple data centres and their underlying systems become distributed, reconfigurable and adaptive. All this makes the process of developing distributed software systems significantly more complex than for centralised systems. Cloud Computing and Services will provide students with a system of knowledge both in formal foundations, technological platforms and practical skills in implementing distributed software applications. The programme will also provide an insight into current and future directions of the distributed software development. After completion of the study, students understand and know how to use large distributed systems. On top of this they are also capable of designing and constructing cloud computing systems and services on networking and computing infrastructures. The programme will offer six specialisations: (1) Mobile Services, (2) Cloud and Data Analytics, (3) Cloud Infrastructures, (4) Data Intensive Computing, (5) Distributed Information Management, (6) Distributed Data Processing. Programme During the first year, a similar set of courses are offered at the four involved entry points Aalto University, TU Berlin, University Rennes 1 and TU Delft. This includes distributed systems, advanced network technologies, service technologies and cloud programming models. In addition, some elective cours-es may be chosen to prepare for a specialisation. An important part of the programme are the Innovation and & Entrepreneurship (I&E) courses. The I&E basics course provides an introduction to business and management. The Business Development Lab will extend projects mainly in the areas of distributed system and cloud computing by a market survey, a business model generation process and a venture development exercise. We emphasize user driven innovation and holistic analysis of service, technology, organization and financial perspectives, as distributed systems in general and cloud computing in particular are disruptive for existing business models and almost always have a significant impact on the culture and social relations. Society-relevant themes will also be at the core of the summer schools, which will bring students from the different entry points together. Students participating in the CCS track will be offered an internship in a partner industry or research centre of the EIT Digital to work on a thesis project. Directly linked to the master thesis, there will be the I&E minor thesis that will specify the requirements, strategy and business plan for the selected master thesis project. The I&E thesis allows students to study topics including, but not limited to: Different models for cloud computing (IaaS; PaaS, SaaS) Peer-to-peer systems and environments Innovative service for mobile computing (location-based and context-aware services), Parallel and distributed systems Security and privacy for electronic commerce applications Linked open data and semantic web Multi-agent systems. Specialisations Specialisations are provided during the second year. The CCS programme offers 6 specialisations, each at a different location. To meet the requirements for geographic mobility, the chosen exit point needs to differ from the chosen entry point. Mobile Services at Aalto Cloud & Data Analytics at TU Berlin Cloud Infrastructures at University Rennes 1 Data Intensive Computing at KTH Distributed Information Management at Université Paris-Sud Distributed Data Processing at Delft University of Technology Specific Admission Requirements A B.Sc. degree in computer science, computer engineering or information systems, is required. Students should have basic competence in mathematics, theoretical foundations of CS, algorithms and data structures, software engineering and database systems, computer architectures, computer networks and operating systems. [-]

MSc in Information Technology

University of Stirling
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 27 months August 2017 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

The MSc Information Technology is an intensive, practically-oriented course. It provides an opportunity for graduates of non-computing subjects to develop key specialist skills for a career in Computing. It is ideal for complementing your expertise with core computing skills. [+]

The MSc Information Technology is an intensive, practically-oriented course. It provides an opportunity for graduates of non-computing subjects to develop key specialist skills for a career in Computing. It is ideal for complementing your expertise with core computing skills. Computing Science at Stirling has strong links with industry. Students can get a first-hand industrial experience through placements and internships with local enterprises and organisations. More specifically, we offer company-based MSc projects to our students where our students can work with an employer to gain valuable commercial experience. We usually place more than 50% of our students with a company for the MSc project duration. We also regularly invite industry experts to share their expertise with students through seminars and talks. You will also get prepared for finding and securing a great job after completing this course through an integrated structured personal and professional development programme. This programme covers crucial topics such as self-image, body language, interview techniques, assessment centre strategies, conflict resolution as well as CV preparation and job targeting techniques. Accreditation British Computer Society logoThe BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, is the foremost professional and learned society in the field of computers and information systems in the UK. The Division of Computing Science and Mathematics is an Educational Affiliate of the BCS. The MSc in Information Technology course is accredited by the BCS as partially meeting the educational requirements for Chartered Information Technology Professional (CITP) registration. CITP is the professional member level of the BCS ('partially meeting' is the normal level of accreditation for such MSc courses, and does not indicate a shortcoming! Additional training/experience is required for full registration.) Course objectives This is an intensive 12-month course which provides an opportunity for non-computing graduates to develop key specialist skills suitable for a career in Computing. It is ideal for those who wish to complement their knowledge and expertise with core computing skills in order to apply them to a new career. Our company sponsored MSc projects will provide an ideal pathway into the industry. The MSc Information Technology is an intensive, practically-oriented course. By studying this course students will study in depth key topics including: software development enterprise database systems web technologies benefit from research-led teaching demonstrate acquired research and development skills by undertaking a substantial piece of software project work prepare for positions in the IT industry What makes us different? Entry requirements Academic requirements A minimum of a second class Honours degree or equivalent in any subject other than Computing/IT related subjects. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work experience are encouraged to apply. INTO University of Stirling offers a Graduate Diploma for those students who do not meet the required criteria for this course. If you successfully complete the Graduate Diploma in Science, Computing and Engineering and meet the required progression grades, you will be guaranteed entry onto year one of this Master's degree. English language requirements If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills: IELTS: 6.0 with 5.5 minimum in each skill Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade C Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Grade C Pearson Test of English (Academic): 54 with 51 in each component IBT TOEFL: 80 with no subtest less than 17 If you don’t meet the required score you may be able to register for one of our pre-sessional English courses. To register you must hold a conditional offer for your course and have an IELTS score 0.5 or 1.0 below the required standard. Scholarships & funding Postgraduate Tuition Fee Loan This course is currently approved for PTFL (Postgraduate Tuition Fee Loan) funding from SAAS. Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships (SSS) is a substantial programme of scholarships, offered on a matched funding basis between the Government and Scottish Higher Education Institutions. The scheme offers up to 200 awards, each worth £2000. These are towards the tuition fees, for any one year of study, on an Undergraduate, Masters or PhD course at any of Scotland’s higher education institutions. Structure and content This course comprises two 15-week semesters of taught modules, a winter programming assignment over three weeks in January, and the MSc project over three months at the end. Semester 1 concentrates on fundamental techniques. Semester 2 integrates, develops and applies these skills. Practical work is a key component in this course. It builds from self-contained tasks in the first semester, over the larger winter programming assignment, to a group project in Semester 2. Finally, the dissertation project (possibly with a company) is the largest piece of work leading to your MSc dissertation. In the Semester 1 you will take the following modules: Principles and Practice of Programming: Covers the designing and testing of programs written in Java. You learn good practice in program construction, programming with data structures and graphical user interfaces Foundations of Information Technology: Covers central topics including machine architecture, operating systems, networks, algorithm efficiency, the limits of computation, software engineering, user interface design, as well as professional and ethical issues Database Principles and Applications: Provides a critical understanding of the role of database management systems and the ability to creatively design and implement practical databases During the winter break there is an extended programming assignment. Semester 2 modules: Networking and Technologies for Ecommerce: Discusses computer networks and their layered architecture. You also study web scripting using PHP, Java script and XML Object-oriented Software Design: Discusses how to analyse and model requirements and develop software using object-oriented analysis and design, through the use of UML and CASE tools for software design Data Analytics: This module looks at Reasoning Systems, Data Mining and the use of probability information in predicting data values. You may graduate with the Postgraduate Diploma after two semesters, or continue with a three-month project and dissertation for the MSc. Computing Science at Stirling has strong links with industry. We offer a number of commercially linked projects for the MSc dissertation period. Topics include mobile phone app development (iPhone, Android, and also cross platform environments), bespoke Java applications, and advanced website development projects. Delivery and assessment You will learn about key areas in computing through lectures, tutorials and practical sessions. Lectures involve the whole class, while tutorials and practicals are for small groups. Practical work is a key component in our degrees, and provides the opportunity for hands-on experience. It builds from self-contained tasks in Semester 1, over a larger programming assignment in the winter break to a group project in Semester 2. Finally, the dissertation project is your largest single piece of work leading to your MSc dissertation. After two semesters of classes you will embark on a three-month project working on your dissertation topic. At the end of the project you will write up your findings as your MSc dissertation. For the MSc projects, we will make a number of industrial placements available. We usually place more than 50% of our students with a company for the MSc project duration. Stirling is also partner in the Making the Most of Masters initiative, which organises company lead MSc projects. Other project suggestions both from external bodies and from within the University are also offered. Furthermore, students' own ideas for projects are encouraged and welcomed. Strengths Hands on experience & industrial placements Practical work is a key component in our degrees, and provides the opportunity for hands-on experience. It builds from self-contained tasks in Semester 1, over a larger programming assignment in the winter break to a group project in Semester 2. Finally, the dissertation project is your largest single piece of work leading to your MSc dissertation. After two semesters of classes you will embark on a three month project working on your dissertation topic. At the end of the project you will write up your findings as your MSc dissertation. For the MSc projects, we will make a number of industrial placements available. We usually place more than 50 percent of our students with a company for the MSc project duration. Stirling is also partner in the Making the Most of Masters initiative, which organises company lead MSc projects. Other project suggestions both from external bodies and from within the university are also offered. Furthermore, students' own ideas for projects are encouraged and welcomed. Computing Science at the University of Stirling supports the Scottish e-Placement project which provides short- and long-term (one-year) placements with Scottish high-tech companies. These placements typically are paid and thus a good way of gaining commercial experience and helping with your living expenses. At Stirling, computing students are prepared for the employer-based MSc projects and the workplace more generally through an integrated structured personal and professional development programme called ‘Lift-Off’. This programme covers crucial topics such as self-image, body language, interview techniques, assessment centre strategies, conflict resolution as well as CV preparation and job targeting techniques. Career opportunities The MSc in Information Technology will greatly enhance the employment prospects of students. As a graduate of Information Technology, you will be in demand in a range of sectors including health, IT software organisations, service enterprises, engineering and construction firms as well as in the retail sector. Previous students have been very successful in obtaining suitable employment in the Information Technology field in a considerable diversity of posts - some with small companies, others with major UK organisations, with Local Authority and Government bodies as well as in the field of Higher Education. Here are some recent posts that IT students have taken up: IBM, Perth: Junior IT Specialist CAP-GEMINI, Glasgow AIT, Henley-on-Thames: Graduate Trainee Database Administrator Bank of Scotland, Edinburgh: MVS Team (Mainframe Support) British Airways, Hounslow: Programmer Ark Computing Solutions Ltd, Perth: Programmer/Developer Lancaster University, English Dept: Java programmer Rothes Infographics, Livingston: Trainee Software Developer More generally, common job profiles of our graduates are: As a Systems Analyst, you will work on solving computer problems. This might involve adapting existing systems or using new technologies designing a new software solution In doing so, you will design software, write code, and test and fix software applications. You might also be involved in providing documentation for users. Typically, you would work as part of a larger team. IT Consultants closely work with clients (often at the clients premises) and advise them on how to use computer technology and applications to best meet their business needs. You will work with clients to improve their efficiency of using computer systems. This may involve the adaptation/customisation of software applications, or the development of custom applications for the specific needs of the customer. As well as technical duties, you may be involved in project management. Applications Developers translate software requirements into programming code, and will usually specialise in a specific area, such as computer games or web technology. Often developers work as part of a larger team. You may be in charge of developing a certain component or part of a larger application. [-]

Master in Computing (Dependable Software)

University of Gloucestershire
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 United Kingdom Cheltenham

Computer software supports many aspects of our lives, from managing our money to creating our entertainment. Ensuring that a software system fulfils its purpose is increasingly crucial, especially for safety critical applications such as landing aircraft and [+]

Best Masters in IT in United Kingdom 2017. Computer software supports many aspects of our lives, from managing our money to creating our entertainment. Ensuring that a software system fulfils its purpose is increasingly crucial, especially for safety critical applications such as landing aircraft and controlling our railways. MSc Computing (Dependable Software) aims to develop your understanding of advanced software engineering principles to prepare you for a career in building correct, robust and secure software applications. This specialist route enables you to develop high-level software engineering skills, combining the theory, tools, methods and management techniques necessary to create dependable software products. This is a challenging course, looking at the influence and evolution of modern programming languages, processes and tools, examining the latest research and practice. This in-depth focus is balanced with a broader treatment of IT project management, database management, ethical and quality issues, digital innovation, the human-computer interface and research methods to provide a well-rounded education. You should have a good Honours degree with knowledge of procedural programming. We encourage you to build upon your previous expertise and interests, perhaps using them as a basis for your dissertation. The course aims to prepare you for a career in high-quality software engineering. There are four related Masters programmes in computing. The structure of the programmes is flexible so that you can choose a module from other programmes, or even change programme as your interests develop. Typical Modules - Programming Languages and Dependability - Development of Dependable Software - Digital Innovation and Usabilty - Database Management - Network Security - Dissertation Entry requirements - you will need at least a 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent in a related areaor a relevant postgraduate or professional qualification - and/or work experience - you should be able to demonstrate competency in computer programming - international students need IELTS 6.5 overall (no less than 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in any other band) or equivalent Study Options Full-time / Part-time with mainly evening attendance [-]

MSc Business Systems Integration (with SAP Technology)

Brunel University: College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Uxbridge + 1 more

The aim of this 'cutting edge' programme is to develop practical skills and critical awareness in relation to the state-of-the-art in business/enterprise systems integration (from a service-oriented perspective). [+]

The aim of this 'cutting edge' programme is to develop practical skills and critical awareness in relation to the state-of-the-art in business/enterprise systems integration (from a service-oriented perspective). Aims At the end of the course, you should be able to: model key aspects of business in an integrated and logical manner; demonstrate a critical and practical understanding of the issues relevant to business systems integration and use in the context of modern business environments; demonstrate a critical and practical understanding of Enterprise Resource Planning Systems (ERP) and the role they play in business systems integration; demonstrate a critical and practical understanding of the professional skills necessary for effective business systems integration; reflect, critically and in-depth, on relevant aspects of the state-of-the art of both the practice and theory of business systems integration. The practical elements of your course will be supported by SAP technologies. SAP is a leading provider of Enterprise Resource Planning systems and a keen innovator from a service-oriented perspective. Broadly speaking, you will gain experience of SAP ERP, SAP Netweaver and SAP BW applications/platforms. Consequently, you will get hands-on experience of technology and systems that will enhance your employability. Special Features SAP Certification During the Business Systems Integration course, students gain hands-on experience of SAP technology. In addition, they can opt to take the SAP TERP 10 certification course which is a recognised industry qualification. This will be delivered in a two-week block at the end of the programme. The current TERP10 certification offered is C TERP10 66. Students who successfully complete the certification module will be certified as: SAP Certified Associates: To gain more information about this examination please see the following link: https://training.sap.com/shop/certification/c_terp10_66-sap-certified-associate---business-process-integration-with-sap-erp-60-ehp6-g/ We revise the content each year to ensure that we remain current and a more up-todate examination may be offered depending on its availability under the SAP University Alliances agreement. Employability With industrial advisers involved in the course development , this Master's programme equips you with the qualities and transferable skills you need for the workplace. You also have access to the world’s most sophisticated business management software in SAP as part of your core studies – enabling you to integrate theoretical and systems learning with practical hands-on experience of the leading business management system. Martin Gollogly, Regional Director, Latin America, UK and Ireland, SAP University Alliances, highlights the value of SAP knowledge for jobseekers: “Future employers, whether they are large enterprise SAP users or consulting firms with major SAP practices such as Accenture or IBM, will be impressed with the ability to draw on real SAP knowledge as part of the study of systems integration and implementation issues. We are certainly very happy to continue to work with one of the UK’s leading universities." Careers Brunel’s Business Systems Integration MSc graduates typically take up roles in areas such as business analysis, business process management, ERP implementation and customisation, systems integration and support and technology-led change management. Entry Criteria 2016/17 A UK first or second class (2:2) Honours degree or an equivalent internationally recognised qualification and motivation to develop a reflective understanding of the theory and practice of this complex and exciting subject area. A computing-related background may be advantageous to your application but is not a strict requirement. Applicants with other qualifications and/or substantial industrial experience (that is relevant to the subject area) may be eligible to study on the course. In this case, you will be required to attend an interview and may be asked to do some preparatory work for the course. Entry criteria are subject to review and change each academic year. English Language Requirements IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas) Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores) BrunELT: 65% (min 60% in all areas) [-]

MSc Information Technology Management

University of Sunderland
Campus Full time 60 weeks October 2017 United Kingdom Sunderland

Our Masters course is a direct response to the rising demand for well-trained ICT managers, which is forecast to grow by 2% a year between 2011 and 2020 according to e- [+]

Best Masters in IT in United Kingdom 2017. Our Masters course is a direct response to the rising demand for well-trained ICT managers, which is forecast to grow by 2% a year between 2011 and 2020 according to e-skills UK. Management skills are taught through modules such as ‘Managing People and Project Leadership’, ‘Project Management and Control’ and ‘Project Risk and Quality Management’. The IT modules provide you with knowledge of e-business models and practical skills for managing the development and implementation of IT systems. Topics of study include ‘Intelligent Systems for Management’ and ‘Decision Support for Management’. Your Masters project will bring together the IT and management strands. You will undertake a real-world project, delivering against agreed objectives. The project is an opportunity to take the lead in a systematic approach to IT systems development. It will be an excellent demonstration of your skills and it will be valuable in persuading employers to offer you a job in the future. Sunderland is among the UK’s top ten universities in terms of ‘spend per student’ for IT, according to The Guardian University Guide 2013. Employment & careers The number of ICT managers in the UK is forecast to grow from 285,000 in 2011 to 337,000 by 2020, according to e-skills UK. This growth will underpin continuing demand for graduates from our Masters course. This course will equip you with the skills and knowledge for employment in any organisation with an IT department. The top sectors that employ IT professionals are: - Computer & related - Financial - Telecommunications - Construction - Education - Health and social work - Potential roles include: - Project leader - Departmental manager - Consultant - Freelancer Salaries in information technology management range up to around £55,000 per year at senior levels, with potential for higher salaries depending on the situation. A Masters degree will also enhance career opportunities within Higher Education and prepare you for further postgraduate studies. [-]

Master in Information Technology

University of Aberdeen
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 27 months August 2017 United Kingdom Aberdeen + 1 more

The University of Aberdeen is pleased to announce that its Master of Science degree programme in Information Technology, designed specifically for those with no Computing Science background, can now be fully studied part-time online as well as full-time on-campus. [+]

Master in Information Technology

Popular IT conversion programme for graduates from a non-computing background

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The University of Aberdeen is pleased to announce that its Master of Science degree programme in Information Technology, designed specifically for those with no Computing Science background, can now be fully studied part-time online as well as full-time on-campus. This programme is usually particularly attractive to those from an Arts and Social Sciences background as well as those who have studied in other branches of the physical sciences and wish to develop Information Technology skills in order to "add value" in their existing area of expertise.... [-]