Master's Degree in IT in Scotland in United Kingdom

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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.

Education in the United Kingdom is a devolved matter with each of the countries of the United Kingdom having separate systems under different governments: the UK Government is responsible for England, and the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government and the Northern Ireland Executive are responsible for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, respectively.

Scotland is at the north of Great Britain and has over 790 islands. The capital is Edinburgh, one of the largest financial centers. Their educational system has always been distinct from the rest of UK. Scotland has 15 universities, some of which are oldest in the world.

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International Master in Business Analytics & Big Data (BABD)

MIP Politecnico di Milano School of Management
Campus Full time 12 months

Business Analytics and Big Data is an innovative programme based on a holistic educational experience, where theory and practice are fully interlaced through the continuous support of companies and international partners. Furthermore, being in constant relationship with the Big Data Analytics & Business Intelligence Observatory of Politecnico di Milano, the course is at the forefront of research on ICTs for big data analysis and management. This truly unique programme is jointly offered by MIP and CEFRIEL - Politecnico di Milano and it is in partnership with IBM. [+]

Masters in IT in Scotland in United Kingdom. In partnership with CEFRIEL Start date: September Format: Full Time Duration: 12 months Tuition fee: € 14,000 Language: English Location: Milan Admission Requirements: 3 or 4 year Bachelor's degree (minimum 180 ECTS) Business Analytics and Big Data is an innovative programme based on a holistic educational experience, where theory and practice are fully interlaced through the continuous support of companies and international partners. Furthermore, being in constant relationship with the Big Data Analytics & Business Intelligence Observatory of Politecnico di Milano, the course is at the forefront of research on ICTs for big data analysis and management. This truly unique programme is jointly offered by MIP and CEFRIEL - Politecnico di Milano and it is in partnership with IBM. With the Big Data revolution an ever-growing number of leading organizations and governments are launching big data initiatives to gain actionable insights, drive key decisions and improve performance across all business functions. Welcome to the International Master in Business Analytics and Big Data designed to train a new generation of data-savvy professionals able to manage complex business analytics problems across a variety of different industries and environments. This truly unique programme is jointly offered by MIP and CEFRIEL- Politecnico di Milano. Be prepared for the jobs of the future as Business Analyst and Big Data Manager. The Partners MIP Politecnico di Milano: a global business school accredited by EQUIS, AMBA, EFMD and ranked by the Financial Times amongst the best European business schools, further complemented by it's deeply rooted knowledge and reputation in the luxury value chain management. The quality of the competencies expressed are also supported by the strong links developed with the Faculty of Engineeirng and Design of Politecnico di Milano, which is the largest one in Europe. CEFRIEL – Politecnico di Milano is a not-for-profit center of excellence in the field of Digital Innovation, established by Politecnico di Milano in 1988. CEFRIEL shareholders include Universities, Public Administration, and leading multinational companies in ICT and Media sectors. Since its inception, CEFRIEL mission has been to strengthen existing ties between the academic and business worlds through a multidisciplinary approach that innovates products and services with ICT and Design. CEFRIEL competences span all areas of ICT expertise, from microelectronics to the most advanced user experience models, addressing both technological and project management issues. CEFRIEL is actually able to merge technical and design skills with business and process expertise, thus working side by side with companies to create innovative and one-of-a-kind solutions, and offering advanced educational programs to graduate students and innovation executive professionals. Moreover, the center actively participates in European research projects and contributes to the dissemination of their results. CEFRIEL offices are located in Italy and USA, Cincinnati (Ohio), so to address the growing innovation demands both of its national and international clients. IBM is a globally integrated technology and consulting company headquartered in Armonk, New York. With operations in more than 170 countries, IBM attracts and retains some of the world's most talented people to help solve problems and provide an edge for businesses, governments and non-profits. Innovation is at the core of IBM's strategy. The company develops and sells software and systems hardware and a broad range of infrastructure, cloud and consulting services. Today, IBM is focused on five growth initiatives - Cloud, Big Data and Analytics, Mobile, Social Business and Security. IBMers are working with customers around the world to apply the company's business consulting, technology and R&D expertise to enable systems of engagement that deliver dynamic insights for businesses and governments worldwide. WHO IS IT DESIGNED FOR? The programme is specifically conceived for graduates who wish to acquire and develop advanced quantitative skills to analyze data describing transactions, interactions or people's behavior, in order to extract relevant insights, optimize actions and drive innovation. Students backgrounds reflect the dual focus of the master, coming from computer science, economics, engineering, management, mathematics, science or statistics. While having different academic backgrounds, students all share a deep interest in analytics and big data technologies for creating business value. Relevant career positions revolve around the roles of data scientist, business analyst and big data manager, and might include among others: Data Users: Business folks in the end user corporate community able to exploit insights from data to make better decisions. Data Producers: Data analysts able to use the appropriate tools to convert analytical problems into analytical solutions. Data Interpreters: Professionals able to understand both users and producers establishing a successful communication among them. Modules The course is entirely taught in English and has a duration of 12 months starting in September. The programme is divided into seven major modules: General Management, Data management and Warehousing, Foundamentals of Statistics and Data Visualization, Predictive Analytics and Business Applications, Analytics for Management and Electives. The master will end with the Project Work to present. Admissions IDEAL CANDIDATES FOR THE PROGRAMME The International Master in Business Analytics and Big Data is specifically designed for young graduated talents that want to be prepared for the jobs of the future as Business Analyst and Big Data Manager. Students with 3 or 4-year Bachelor's degree (minimum 180 ECTS) in the areas of Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Management, Mathematics, Science or Statistics from Accredited Institutions are eligible for the programme. APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2016 PROGRAMME Applications for the September 2016 intake are now closed. Applications for the September 2017 intake will open in September 2016. Non-EU students are encouraged to apply at least three months before the start of the programme in order to allow enough time for the Declaration of Value (DOV) procedure for Italy and establishment of the student visa. If you would like more information about the International Master in Business Analytics and Big Data, please download our programme brochure by clicking the link, or write to infomasters@mip.polimi.it and we will respond to your requests in a timely fashion. Visit the BABD Frequently Asked Questions page to find out more! [-]

Master Management & Data Science

Leuphana University of Luneburg
Campus Full time Part time 2 years

The Master's Programme in Management & Data Science is geared towards students wanting to advance their skills in the data analysis of real-world phenomena. After completion of this program our graduates have the ability [+]

The Master's Program in Management & Data Science is geared towards students wanting to advance their skills in the data analysis of real-world phenomena. After completion of this program our graduates have the ability to analyze massive and complex data sets, design statistical models based on the latest in information technology. The program is designed to meet the fast-growing demand for data scientists in business, public administration, and research. CONTENTS AND IDEA The rapid economic and technological transformations occurring in the global economy and the transition from an industrial to a knowledge-based economy confront corporate leaders with new challenges. The rising flood of data associated with the dynamic complexity of today’s business environment can no longer be handled by traditional methods and a manager’s personal experience alone. This degree program delivers interdisciplinary learning and research opportunities, that allows students to gain application-oriented knowledge for practical management solutions. Through the integration of management, data analysis and information systems knowledge, students will be able to develop the latest in innovative solutions for managing information-driven organizations. PROGRAM STRUCTURE During the first semester, students become experts in extracting knowledge from data. They acquire a foundation in mathematics, skills in the use of data analysis tools and an understanding of the data economics. The second semester includes modules in storage and mining of massive datasets, probabilistic modeling, analyzing networks as well as forecasting and simulation. In the third semester, students undertake a challenging research project, working in teams to address questions of practical relevance with scientific rigor – often in cooperation with leading companies, focusing on data-intensive problems from different industries. In addition students deepen their knowledge of data privacy and ethics. Two additional electives provide the possibility for further specialization that matches your professional or personal interests. Students can choose from a wide range of subjects, e.g.: Geo Information Systems, Semantic Web, Information Retrieval and Unstructured Data, Visualization and Communication, Parallelization and High Performance Computing. Alternatively, students can choose a maximum of two optional modules from other Management & Entrepreneurship majors. Students planning to study abroad are advised to schedule this for their third semester. In the field of Management Studies, students deepen their specialist skills by completing a total of three modules. The interdisciplinary Complementary Studies component to the program also comprises three modules and provide students with a general foundation in academic and research. The special focus of the Complementary Studies allows students to familiarize themselves with methods reaching beyond disciplinary boundaries and to develop new strategies for solving problems arising in science and practice. In the final semester, students write their Master’s thesis and attend the accompanying Master’s Forum. [-]

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. [+]

Masters in IT in Scotland in United Kingdom. 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 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.... [-]