Information Technology with Business and Management MSc

Key information

Duration:
1 year full time, 2 years part time
Start date:
September 2018
Apply by:
1 August (International), 1 September (UK/EU)

Explore the many ways in which information technology supports and enables business and management activity and processes.

You have the opportunity to organise your studies around a range of themes:

  • business and management
  • human systems
  • managing innovation
  • software engineering.

Why choose this course?

  • 100% of our research environment was classified as conducive to producing research of world-leading or internationally-excellent quality in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014).
  • We have many successful business collaborations, enabling our taught courses to be informed by industry and facilitating exciting research.
  • Our courses are designed for those who want to develop a career in the IT industry, research or academia.

Entry requirements

Degree requirements

You should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you have a qualification in computing, information technology, electronic engineering or business with a computing minor, or other subjects where business is a key element. You’ll also be considered for the course if you’re a mature student with relevant experience. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please select your country from the list.

Argentina

Degree requirements

Licenciado/Titulo with a final mark of 7.5-8.5 depending on your university. 

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you have a qualification in computing, information technology, electronic engineering or business with a computing minor, or other subjects where business is a key element. You’ll also be considered for the course if you’re a mature student with relevant experience. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Australia

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with second-class upper division.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you have a qualification in computing, information technology, electronic engineering or business with a computing minor, or other subjects where business is a key element. You’ll also be considered for the course if you’re a mature student with relevant experience. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Azerbaijan

Degree requirements

Magistr or Specialist Diploma with a minimum average mark of at least 4 or 81%

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you have a qualification in computing, information technology, electronic engineering or business with a computing minor, or other subjects where business is a key element. You’ll also be considered for the course if you’re a mature student with relevant experience. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Bahrain

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA 3.0/4.0 (Grade B).

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you have a qualification in computing, information technology, electronic engineering or business with a computing minor, or other subjects where business is a key element. You’ll also be considered for the course if you’re a mature student with relevant experience. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Bangladesh

Degree requirements

Masters degree with CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you have a qualification in computing, information technology, electronic engineering or business with a computing minor, or other subjects where business is a key element. You’ll also be considered for the course if you’re a mature student with relevant experience. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Brazil

Degree requirements

Bacharel, Licenciado or professional title with a final mark of at least 7.5 or 8 depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you have a qualification in computing, information technology, electronic engineering or business with a computing minor, or other subjects where business is a key element. You’ll also be considered for the course if you’re a mature student with relevant experience. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Brunei

Degree requirements

Bachelors (Honours) degree with second class upper division or GPA 3.1/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you have a qualification in computing, information technology, electronic engineering or business with a computing minor, or other subjects where business is a key element. You’ll also be considered for the course if you’re a mature student with relevant experience. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Canada

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA 3.3/4.0 (grade B+).

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you have a qualification in computing, information technology, electronic engineering or business with a computing minor, or other subjects where business is a key element. You’ll also be considered for the course if you’re a mature student with relevant experience. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Chile

Degree requirements

Licenciado with a final mark of 5-5.5/7 depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you have a qualification in computing, information technology, electronic engineering or business with a computing minor, or other subjects where business is a key element. You’ll also be considered for the course if you’re a mature student with relevant experience. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

China

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with an overall mark of 75%-85% depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you have a qualification in computing, information technology, electronic engineering or business with a computing minor, or other subjects where business is a key element. You’ll also be considered for the course if you’re a mature student with relevant experience. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Colombia

Degree requirements

Licenciado with ‘Acreditacion de alta calidad' and a GPA of 3.5.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you have a qualification in computing, information technology, electronic engineering or business with a computing minor, or other subjects where business is a key element. You’ll also be considered for the course if you’re a mature student with relevant experience. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Cyprus

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree or Ptychion with a final mark of at least 7.5.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you have a qualification in computing, information technology, electronic engineering or business with a computing minor, or other subjects where business is a key element. You’ll also be considered for the course if you’re a mature student with relevant experience. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Ecuador

Degree requirements

Licenciado with a final mark of at least 17/20.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you have a qualification in computing, information technology, electronic engineering or business with a computing minor, or other subjects where business is a key element. You’ll also be considered for the course if you’re a mature student with relevant experience. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Egypt

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree from a university with an overall grade of 75%

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you have a qualification in computing, information technology, electronic engineering or business with a computing minor, or other subjects where business is a key element. You’ll also be considered for the course if you’re a mature student with relevant experience. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

France

Degree requirements

Licence with mention bien or Maîtrise with final mark of at least 13.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you have a qualification in computing, information technology, electronic engineering or business with a computing minor, or other subjects where business is a key element. You’ll also be considered for the course if you’re a mature student with relevant experience. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Germany

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree or Magister Artium with a final mark of 2.4 or better.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you have a qualification in computing, information technology, electronic engineering or business with a computing minor, or other subjects where business is a key element. You’ll also be considered for the course if you’re a mature student with relevant experience. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Ghana

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree from a public university with second-class upper division.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you have a qualification in computing, information technology, electronic engineering or business with a computing minor, or other subjects where business is a key element. You’ll also be considered for the course if you’re a mature student with relevant experience. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Greece

Degree requirements

Ptychion from an AEI with a final mark of at least 7.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you have a qualification in computing, information technology, electronic engineering or business with a computing minor, or other subjects where business is a key element. You’ll also be considered for the course if you’re a mature student with relevant experience. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Hong Kong

Degree requirements

Bachelors (Honours) degree with second-class upper division.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you have a qualification in computing, information technology, electronic engineering or business with a computing minor, or other subjects where business is a key element. You’ll also be considered for the course if you’re a mature student with relevant experience. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

India

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with an overall mark of 55-70% depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you have a qualification in computing, information technology, electronic engineering or business with a computing minor, or other subjects where business is a key element. You’ll also be considered for the course if you’re a mature student with relevant experience. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Indonesia

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree from an 'A' accredited university with GPA 3.0/4.0. 

Bachelors degree from a 'B' accredited university with GPA 3.2/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you have a qualification in computing, information technology, electronic engineering or business with a computing minor, or other subjects where business is a key element. You’ll also be considered for the course if you’re a mature student with relevant experience. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Iran

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree (Licence or Karshenasi) with a final mark of at least 15.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you have a qualification in computing, information technology, electronic engineering or business with a computing minor, or other subjects where business is a key element. You’ll also be considered for the course if you’re a mature student with relevant experience. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Italy

Degree requirements

Diploma di Laurea with an overall mark of at least 105.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you have a qualification in computing, information technology, electronic engineering or business with a computing minor, or other subjects where business is a key element. You’ll also be considered for the course if you’re a mature student with relevant experience. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Japan

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with a minimum C/GPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or equivalent.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you have a qualification in computing, information technology, electronic engineering or business with a computing minor, or other subjects where business is a key element. You’ll also be considered for the course if you’re a mature student with relevant experience. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Jordan

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you have a qualification in computing, information technology, electronic engineering or business with a computing minor, or other subjects where business is a key element. You’ll also be considered for the course if you’re a mature student with relevant experience. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Kazakhstan

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with an overall mark of 4 or better (on a scale of 1-5)/GPA 3,33.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you have a qualification in computing, information technology, electronic engineering or business with a computing minor, or other subjects where business is a key element. You’ll also be considered for the course if you’re a mature student with relevant experience. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Kenya

Degree requirements

Bachelors (Honours) degree with second-class upper division.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you have a qualification in computing, information technology, electronic engineering or business with a computing minor, or other subjects where business is a key element. You’ll also be considered for the course if you’re a mature student with relevant experience. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Kuwait

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or B+

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you have a qualification in computing, information technology, electronic engineering or business with a computing minor, or other subjects where business is a key element. You’ll also be considered for the course if you’re a mature student with relevant experience. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Lebanon

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA 3.5/4.0 or 14/20.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you have a qualification in computing, information technology, electronic engineering or business with a computing minor, or other subjects where business is a key element. You’ll also be considered for the course if you’re a mature student with relevant experience. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Malawi

Degree requirements

Masters degree, depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you have a qualification in computing, information technology, electronic engineering or business with a computing minor, or other subjects where business is a key element. You’ll also be considered for the course if you’re a mature student with relevant experience. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Malaysia

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you have a qualification in computing, information technology, electronic engineering or business with a computing minor, or other subjects where business is a key element. You’ll also be considered for the course if you’re a mature student with relevant experience. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Mexico

Degree requirements

Licenciado with a final mark of at least 8/10.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you have a qualification in computing, information technology, electronic engineering or business with a computing minor, or other subjects where business is a key element. You’ll also be considered for the course if you’re a mature student with relevant experience. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Nepal

Degree requirements

Masters degree with overall mark of 80%

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you have a qualification in computing, information technology, electronic engineering or business with a computing minor, or other subjects where business is a key element. You’ll also be considered for the course if you’re a mature student with relevant experience. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Nigeria

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with second-class upper division or CGPA of at least 3.5/5.0.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you have a qualification in computing, information technology, electronic engineering or business with a computing minor, or other subjects where business is a key element. You’ll also be considered for the course if you’re a mature student with relevant experience. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Norway

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with an overall grade of B.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you have a qualification in computing, information technology, electronic engineering or business with a computing minor, or other subjects where business is a key element. You’ll also be considered for the course if you’re a mature student with relevant experience. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Oman

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 3.3/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you have a qualification in computing, information technology, electronic engineering or business with a computing minor, or other subjects where business is a key element. You’ll also be considered for the course if you’re a mature student with relevant experience. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Pakistan

Degree requirements

Four-year bachelors degree with overall grade of 65% or Masters with 60%

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you have a qualification in computing, information technology, electronic engineering or business with a computing minor, or other subjects where business is a key element. You’ll also be considered for the course if you’re a mature student with relevant experience. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Palestine

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with GPA of at least 3.5/4.0 or B+

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you have a qualification in computing, information technology, electronic engineering or business with a computing minor, or other subjects where business is a key element. You’ll also be considered for the course if you’re a mature student with relevant experience. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Paraguay

Degree requirements

Bachelors with a final mark of at least 7.5/10.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you have a qualification in computing, information technology, electronic engineering or business with a computing minor, or other subjects where business is a key element. You’ll also be considered for the course if you’re a mature student with relevant experience. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Peru

Degree requirements

Licenciado with a final mark of 14/20 depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you have a qualification in computing, information technology, electronic engineering or business with a computing minor, or other subjects where business is a key element. You’ll also be considered for the course if you’re a mature student with relevant experience. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Philippines

Degree requirements

Masters degree with 1.5/5.0 (where 1 is the highest) or 3.7/4.0

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you have a qualification in computing, information technology, electronic engineering or business with a computing minor, or other subjects where business is a key element. You’ll also be considered for the course if you’re a mature student with relevant experience. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Qatar

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with an overall CPGA of at least 3 (on a scale of 4).

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you have a qualification in computing, information technology, electronic engineering or business with a computing minor, or other subjects where business is a key element. You’ll also be considered for the course if you’re a mature student with relevant experience. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Russia

Degree requirements

Magistr or Specialist Diploma with a minimum average mark of at least 4.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you have a qualification in computing, information technology, electronic engineering or business with a computing minor, or other subjects where business is a key element. You’ll also be considered for the course if you’re a mature student with relevant experience. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Saudi Arabia

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with a CGPA 3.5/5.0 or 3/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you have a qualification in computing, information technology, electronic engineering or business with a computing minor, or other subjects where business is a key element. You’ll also be considered for the course if you’re a mature student with relevant experience. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Singapore

Degree requirements

Bachelors (Honours) degree with second-class upper division or CAP 4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you have a qualification in computing, information technology, electronic engineering or business with a computing minor, or other subjects where business is a key element. You’ll also be considered for the course if you’re a mature student with relevant experience. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

South Africa

Degree requirements

Bachelors (honours) degree with second-class division 1.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you have a qualification in computing, information technology, electronic engineering or business with a computing minor, or other subjects where business is a key element. You’ll also be considered for the course if you’re a mature student with relevant experience. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

South Korea

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with a CGPA of at least 3.5/4.0 or B+

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you have a qualification in computing, information technology, electronic engineering or business with a computing minor, or other subjects where business is a key element. You’ll also be considered for the course if you’re a mature student with relevant experience. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Spain

Degree requirements

Licenciado with a final mark of at least 2/4 or 7/10.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you have a qualification in computing, information technology, electronic engineering or business with a computing minor, or other subjects where business is a key element. You’ll also be considered for the course if you’re a mature student with relevant experience. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Sri Lanka

Degree requirements

Bachelors Special degree with upper second honours.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you have a qualification in computing, information technology, electronic engineering or business with a computing minor, or other subjects where business is a key element. You’ll also be considered for the course if you’re a mature student with relevant experience. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Switzerland

Degree requirements

Licence or Diplôme with 5/6 or 8/10.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you have a qualification in computing, information technology, electronic engineering or business with a computing minor, or other subjects where business is a key element. You’ll also be considered for the course if you’re a mature student with relevant experience. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Taiwan

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with overall mark of 70%-85% depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you have a qualification in computing, information technology, electronic engineering or business with a computing minor, or other subjects where business is a key element. You’ll also be considered for the course if you’re a mature student with relevant experience. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Thailand

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 2.8 - 3.0/4.0 or equivalent depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you have a qualification in computing, information technology, electronic engineering or business with a computing minor, or other subjects where business is a key element. You’ll also be considered for the course if you’re a mature student with relevant experience. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Turkey

Degree requirements

Lisans Diplomasi with CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or equivalent depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you have a qualification in computing, information technology, electronic engineering or business with a computing minor, or other subjects where business is a key element. You’ll also be considered for the course if you’re a mature student with relevant experience. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

United Arab Emirates

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or equivalent.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you have a qualification in computing, information technology, electronic engineering or business with a computing minor, or other subjects where business is a key element. You’ll also be considered for the course if you’re a mature student with relevant experience. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

USA

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA 3.3-3.5/4.0 depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you have a qualification in computing, information technology, electronic engineering or business with a computing minor, or other subjects where business is a key element. You’ll also be considered for the course if you’re a mature student with relevant experience. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Vietnam

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree (with a Graduate Thesis/research component) with CGPA of at least 3.3/4.0 or 7.5/10.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you have a qualification in computing, information technology, electronic engineering or business with a computing minor, or other subjects where business is a key element. You’ll also be considered for the course if you’re a mature student with relevant experience. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Zambia

Degree requirements

Masters degree with GPA of 2.0/2.5 or equivalent.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you have a qualification in computing, information technology, electronic engineering or business with a computing minor, or other subjects where business is a key element. You’ll also be considered for the course if you’re a mature student with relevant experience. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Zimbabwe

Degree requirements

Bachelors (Honours) degree with second-class upper division.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you have a qualification in computing, information technology, electronic engineering or business with a computing minor, or other subjects where business is a key element. You’ll also be considered for the course if you’re a mature student with relevant experience. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

My country is not listed

If your country is not listed, you need to contact us and find out the qualification level you should have for this course. Contact us

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if you have a qualification in computing, information technology, electronic engineering or business with a computing minor, or other subjects where business is a key element. You’ll also be considered for the course if you’re a mature student with relevant experience. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic)

Standard level (6.5 overall, including at least 6.0 in each component).

Check your IELTS qualification meets all of our entry requirements and find out more about IELTS

Alternative English language qualifications

Proficiency tests

Cambridge Advanced Certificate in English (CAE)

For tests taken before January 2015: grade B or above.

For tests taken after January 2015: 176 overall, including at least 169 in each skill

We would normally expect the CAE test to have been taken within two years before the start of your course.

You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about Cambridge English: Advanced

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)

For tests taken before January 2015: grade C or above.

For tests taken after January 2015: 176 overall, including at least 169 in each skill.

We would normally expect the CPE test to have been taken within two years before the start of your course.

You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about Cambridge English: Proficiency

Pearson (PTE Academic)

62 overall, including at least 56 in all four skills.

PTE (Academic) scores are valid for two years from the test date. Your score must be valid when you begin your Sussex course. You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about Pearson (PTE Academic)

TOEFL (iBT)

88 overall, including at least 20 in Listening, 19 in Reading, 21 in Speaking, 23 in Writing.

TOEFL (iBT) scores are valid for two years from the test date. Your score must be valid when you begin your Sussex course. You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about TOEFL (iBT)

The TOEFL Institution Code for the University of Sussex is 9166.

English language qualifications

AS/A-level (GCE)

Grade C or above in English Language.

Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE)/ AS or A Level: grade C or above in Use of English.

French Baccalaureat

A score of 12 or above in English.

GCE O-level

Grade C or above in English.

Brunei/Cambridge GCE O-level in English: grades 1-6.

Singapore/Cambridge GCE O-level in English: grades 1-6.

GCSE or IGCSE

Grade C or above in English as a First Language (Grade 5 or above in GCSE from 2017).

Grade B or above in English as a Second Language.

German Abitur

A score of 12 or above in English.

Ghana Senior Secondary School Certificate

If awarded before 1993: grades 1-6 in English language.

If awarded between 1993 and 2005: grades A-D in English language.

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)

 Level 4, including at least 3 in each component in English Language.

Indian School Certificate (Standard XII)

The Indian School Certificate is accepted at the grades below when awarded by the following examination boards:

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) – English Core only: 70%

Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) - English: 70% 

International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB)

English A or English B at grade 5 or above.

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education

Grades A - C in English language

Malaysian Certificate of Education (SPM) 1119/GCE O-level

If taken before the end of 2008: grades 1-6 in English Language.

If taken from 2009 onwards: grade C or above in English Language.

The qualification must be jointly awarded by the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES).

West African Senior School Certificate

Grades A1-C6 (1-6) in English language when awarded by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) or the National Examinations Council (NECO).

Country exceptions

Select to see the list of exempt English-speaking countries

If you are a national of one of the countries below, or if you have recently completed a qualification equivalent to a UK Bachelors degree or higher in one of these countries, you will normally meet our English requirement. Note that qualifications obtained by distance learning or awarded by studying outside these countries cannot be accepted for English language purposes.

You will normally be expected to have completed the qualification within two years before starting your course at Sussex. If the qualification was obtained earlier than this, we would expect you to be able to demonstrate that you have maintained a good level of English, for example by living in an English-speaking country or working in an occupation that required you to use English regularly and to a high level.

Please note that this list is determined by the UK’s Home Office, not by the University of Sussex.

List of exempt countries: 

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Canada**
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • New Zealand
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • United Kingdom
  • USA

** Canada: you must be a national of Canada; other nationals not on this list who have a degree from a Canadian institution will not normally be exempt from needing to provide evidence of English.

English language support

If you don’t meet the English language requirements for your degree, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course

Visas and immigration

Find out how to apply for a student visa

Admissions information for applicants

How to apply

You apply to Sussex using our postgraduate application system

Personal statement

Yes. You must submit a personal statement as part of your application. 

Find out how to write a personal statement

If your qualifications aren’t listed or you have a question about entry requirements, contact us

Application deadlines

1 August (International), 1 September (UK/EU)

Course details

Full-time and part-time study

Choose to study this course full time or part time, to fit around your work and family life. Modules for the full-time course are listed below.

For details about the part-time course, contact us at enquiries@enginf.sussex.ac.uk

How will I study?

You'll study a number of core modules and options. In the summer term, you'll undertake a supervised dissertation, based on a substantial research project. Taught modules are assessed by a variety of methods including:

  • coursework
  • presentations
  • literature review
  • programming projects
  • unseen examinations
  • term papers.

The MSc project is assessed by a 12,000-word dissertation.

MSc project

You’ll complete a substantial MSc project, which is often practical as well as theoretical. You may have opportunities to work with an industrial partner.

Some of our previous students’ project work has led to journal and conference publication, giving them a head start in their careers.

The project demands individual responsibility and promotes skills deveopment in:

  • project management and planning
  • resourcing and scheduling
  • documentation and communication
  • critical awareness and creative thinking.

You’re encouraged to seek a project with a commercial/industrial flavour. Finding an industrial sponsor or host is fine, though you’ll still need an academic supervisor.

Modules

Core modules

Core modules are taken by all students on the course. They give you a solid grounding in your chosen subject and prepare you to explore the topics that interest you most.

Options

Alongside your core modules, you can choose options to broaden your horizons and tailor your course to your interests.

Our experts

  • Cognitive Language Processing Systems

    The research of this group addresses the science and engineering of complex systems for cognitively demanding, and data- and language-intensive domains, including the integration of methods from cognitive science, natural language engineering and machine learning.

    Prof John Carroll

    Prof John Carroll

    Professor of Computational Linguistics

    Research interests

    Computational Linguistics, Computational/Corpus Linguistics, Machine Learning (AI), Medical Informatics, Natural Language Processing

    View John Carroll's profile

    Prof Peter Cheng

    Prof Peter Cheng

    Professor of Cognitive Sciences

    Research interests

    Cognitive Science, Human computer interaction, Knowledge visualisation / information visualisation / visual analystics, Tactile graphics - cognitive science of, User-authentication - cognitive biometric

    View Peter Cheng's profile

    Dr Bill Keller

    Dr Bill Keller

    Senior Lecturer in Artificial Intelligence

    Research interests

    Computational Linguistics, Computational/Corpus Linguistics, Linguistics, Machine Learning (AI), Natural Language Processing, Probabilistic Methods, Semantics And Pragmatics

    View Bill Keller's profile

    Dr Novi Quadrianto

    Dr Novi Quadrianto

    Senior Lecturer in Machine Learning

    Research interests

    Bayesian Methods, Causality, Computer Vision - Machine Learning, Ethical Machine Learning, Kernel Methods, Machine Learning (AI), Optimisation (AI), Probabilistic Methods, Time Series

    View Novi Quadrianto's profile

    Prof David Weir

    Prof David Weir

    Professor Of Computer Science

    Research interests

    Computational Linguistics, Data Science, Natural Language Processing

    View David Weir's profile

    Dr Sharon Wood

    Dr Sharon Wood

    Senior Lecturer in Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence

    Research interests

    Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Modelling, Cognitive Science

    View Sharon Wood's profile

  • Evolutionary and Adaptive Systems (EASy)

    The EASy group has been internationally prominent since it was established in the early 1990s. It is concerned with the interfaces between the biological and computational sciences, particularly with reference to furthering understanding of brains and minds.

    Dr Luc Berthouze

    Dr Luc Berthouze

    Reader in Informatics

    Research interests

    Biomedical Signal Processing, Computational Neuroscience, Developmental Robotics, EEG, EMG, Motor Control, Network Theory and Complexity, Neuronal network, Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos

    View Luc Berthouze's profile

    Dr Ron Chrisley

    Dr Ron Chrisley

    Reader in Philosophy

    Research interests

    Artificial Intelligence, Cognition, Cognitive Science, Consciousness, Language & Philosophical Logic, Logic, Philosophy, Philosophy Of Mind, Philosophy of Science & Mathematics, & Mathematical Logic, Robotics

    View Ron Chrisley's profile

    Prof Phil Husbands

    Prof Phil Husbands

    Research Professor Of Artificial Intelligence

    Research interests

    Adaptive Systems, Artificial Intelligence, artificial life, Bio-inspired Neural Computing, Bio-inspired Robotics, Complex System Design, Computational Neuroscience, Digital Art & Design, Evolutionary Computation, evolutionary robotics, History of Science/Medicine/Technology, Machine Learning (AI), Mobile Robots, Nervous system, Optimisation Problems, Systems neuroscience

    View Phil Husbands's profile

    Prof Thomas Nowotny

    Prof Thomas Nowotny

    Professor Of Informatics

    Research interests

    Biomimetics, Chemical Sensing, Computational Neuroscience, Dynamic Clamp, Electronic Nose, GPU Computing, High Performance Computing, Insects, Ion channels, Machine Learning (AI), Neural networks, New Computing Paradigms, Olfaction, Robotics, Systems neuroscience

    View Thomas Nowotny's profile

    Prof Andy Philippides

    Prof Andy Philippides

    Professor of Biorobotics

    Research interests

    Bio-inspired Computation, biorobotics, computational biology, Computational Neuroscience, Computer Vision - Machine Learning, Evolutionary Computation, Insect Visual Learning, neuroethology, Robotics, visual navigation

    View Andy Philippides's profile

    Prof Anil Seth

    Prof Anil Seth

    Professor of Cognitive & Computational Neuroscience

    Research interests

    Cognitive Neuroscience, Computational Neuroscience, Consciousness, EEG, Neuroimaging, neuropsychiatry, Neuropsychology, Psychology, Time Series, Virtual Reality

    View Anil Seth's profile

    Dr Chris Thornton

    Dr Chris Thornton

    Lecturer in Computing Science

    Research interests

    Information Theory, Predictive Processing, Theoretical Cognitive Science

    View Chris Thornton's profile

    Dr Sharon Wood

    Dr Sharon Wood

    Senior Lecturer in Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence

    Research interests

    Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Modelling, Cognitive Science

    View Sharon Wood's profile

  • Foundations of Software Systems

    This group is interested in the theory and practice of future computation and communication. We:

    • build mathematical theories of computation
    • design and evaluate distributed applications and services
    • model and analyse data representing system configurations, social networks, trust and provenance.
    Dr Martin Berger

    Dr Martin Berger

    Lecturer in Foundations Of Computation

    Research interests

    Automata Theory, Compiler Theory, Compilers, Computer Systems Security, Concurrency, Cryptography, Domain Specific Languages, Formal Methods, Formal Verification, Foundations of computation, Functional Programming, Just-In-Time Compilers, Logic, Logic for Computer Science, Meta-Programming, Network Security, Programming Languages, Programming Languages - Concurrent, Programming Languages - Distributed, Proof Assistants, Proof Theory, Semantics of Programming Languages, Software Engineering, Software Specification, Software Verification, Theorem Provers

    View Martin Berger's profile

    Dr George Parisis

    Dr George Parisis

    Lecturer

    Research interests

    Data Centre Networking and Storage, Information-Centric Networking, Network Management, Opportunistic, Delay-Tolerant Networking, Software-Defined Networking and Software Verification

    View George Parisis's profile

    Dr Bernhard Reus

    Dr Bernhard Reus

    Senior Lecturer in Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence

    Research interests

    Computational Complexity, Computer science, Foundations of computation, Software Verification

    View Bernhard Reus's profile

    Dr Peter Schrammel

    Dr Peter Schrammel

    Lecturer in Computer Science

    Research interests

    Abstract Interpretation, Abstraction, Embedded systems, Formal Verification, Hardware/Software Co-verification, Model Checking (Computing), Model-driven Software Eng, Real-time Software Systems, Satisfiability Modulo Theories, Software Engineering, Software Evolution, Software Quality, Software Safety, Software Security, Software Testing, Software Verification, Static Analysis

    View Peter Schrammel's profile

    Prof Ian Wakeman

    Prof Ian Wakeman

    Professor of Software Systems

    Research interests

    Communications networks, Datacenter Networking and Storage, delay tolerant networks, Distributed computing, Mobile Computing

    View Ian Wakeman's profile

  • Interactive Systems

    This group is concerned with the interfaces between humans and digital technology. We investigate interaction in the broadest sense, and consider it in relation to both traditional desktop-based technology and also more recent digital technologies – including mobile, immersive, ubiquitous and pervasive computing.

    Dr Natalia Beloff

    Dr Natalia Beloff

    Senior Lecturer in Software Engineering

    Research interests

    Ambient intelligence, Big Data Analytics, Blockchain Applications, Business models for Digital innovation, E-Business Models, Internet of Things (IoT), Medical Informatics, Numerical Analysis, Remote Sensing & Earth Observation

    View Natalia Beloff's profile

    Prof Judith Good

    Prof Judith Good

    Professor of Interaction Design and Inclusion

    Research interests

    Autism Spectrum Disorders, Game Based Learning, Game Creation for Learning, Learning, Learning Programming, Mobile Computing, Multimedia, Simulations for Learning, technology for autism

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    Dr Kate Howland

    Dr Kate Howland

    Lecturer In Interaction Design

    Research interests

    End-user programming, Game Based Learning, Game Creation for Learning, Human computer interaction, Interaction design, Novice programming, Participatory Design, Technology Enhanced Learning

    View Kate Howland's profile

    Dr Paul Newbury

    Dr Paul Newbury

    Senior Lecturer In Multimedia Systems

    Research interests

    Technology Enhanced Learning, Virtual Prototyping

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    Dr Marianna Obrist

    Dr Marianna Obrist

    Reader in Interaction Design

    Research interests

    HCI - User Interaction, Human-Computer Interactions, Interaction design, Sensory experience and methodologies

    View Marianna Obrist's profile

    Dr Martin White

    Dr Martin White

    Reader in Computer Science

    Research interests

    3D Reconstructions, Blockchain Applications, Digital Heritage, Healthy Living Applications

    View Martin White's profile

Course enquiries

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enquiries@enginf.sussex.ac.uk

Find out about the Department of Informatics

Fees and scholarships

How much does it cost?

Fees

UK/EU students:
£9,500 per year
Channel Islands and Isle of Man students:
£9,500 per year
International students:
£19,200 per year

Note that your fees may be subject to an increase on an annual basis.

Note that your fees may be subject to an increase on an annual basis.

If you’re studying part time over two years, you’ll be charged 50% of the equivalent 2018 full-time fee in each year of study. The fee in your second year – if you continue your studies without a break – will be subject to a 2.5% increase (subject to rounding).

Living costs

Find out typical living costs for studying at Sussex

How can I fund my course?

Postgraduate Masters loans

You can borrow up to £10,609 to help with fees and living costs if your course starts on or after 1 August 2018. Loans are available from the Student Loans Company if you’re from the UK or if you’re an EU national studying for a Masters.

Find out more about Postgraduate Masters Loans

Scholarships

Our aim is to ensure that every student who wants to study with us is able to despite financial barriers, so that we continue to attract talented and unique individuals.

How Masters scholarships make studying more affordable

Working while you study

Our Careers and Employability Centre can help you find part-time work while you study. Find out more about career development and part-time work

Careers

Our students are highly employable, with 95% of recent graduates’ job roles being at professional or managerial level.

Many go on to careers in the banking and energy sectors. Others pursue careers as IT consultants, project managers, software professionals and in other IT sector roles. The MSc also opens up the opportunity for PhD-level study. 

Employers of our graduates include:

  • HSBC
  • Bangkok Bank
  • KPMG
  • G4 Analytics
  • RDF Group.

Graduate destinations

95% of students from the Department of Informatics were in work or further study six months after graduating. Recent School of Engineering and Informatics graduates have gone on to jobs including:

  • data scientist, Skim.it
  • java developer, Brandwatch
  • software engineer, American Express.

(HESA EPI, Destinations of Post Graduate Leavers From Higher Education 2016 survey)

E-Business and E-Commerce Systems

  • 15 credits
  • Autumn Semester, Year 1 credits

The module provides a theoretical and technical understanding of the major issues for existing large-scale E-Business and E-Commerce systems. Theoretical aspects include alternative E-Business strategies, marketing, branding, customer relationship issues and commercial website management. The technical part covers the standard methods for large-scale data storage, data movement, transformation, and application integration, together with the fundamentals of application architecture. Examples focus on the most recent developments in E-Business and E-Commerce distributed systems. Critical analysis of current and emerging technologies for E-Business and E-Commerce is carried out during seminars.

Information Technology with Business & Management Project

  • 60 credits
  • Spring Semester, Year 1 credits

The dissertation will describe an extensive piece of research work undertaken as an individual IT project or Business/Management case study, supervised by an appropriate member of faculty.

This project or case study should be the culmination of your degree, as such it should focus on an area(s) studied or associated with the degree. Therefore, this project may focus on any aspect of Information Technology, Business (including E-Business and E-Commerce) and Management (including innovation), and should position itself with respect to the literature in the area of study and demonstrate your ability to apply relevant methods to solve a research problem and critically evaluate the solution.

The dissertation should indicate an appropriate methodology has been adopted, for example, if an IT project is chosen then a requirements gathering, specification, design, implementation, test and evaluation should be documented in the dissertation, e.g. design and development of a dynamic e-commerce web site. On the other hand, if a business or management case study is chosen, then a systematic empirical/experimental study of some aspect of Information Technology, E-Business, or E-Commerce, Business, management is topic would be undertaken, e.g. a detailed cases study of an E-Commerce sector or IT strategy.

Managing Complex Projects, Products and Systems

  • 15 credits
  • Spring Semester, Year 1 credits

During this module you will address three central issues:

Organisational capabilities: how organisational forms and capabilities in project management, systems integration and software engineering are essential in the design and production of CoPS. Special emphasis is given to project management capabilities.

Models of innovation: how industrial structures, product life cycles and innovation management in CoPS differ from the conventional model of innovation often based on the mass production of consumer goods.

Firm strategy: how firms are changing their strategic positions, building new service capabilities and creating customer-centric organisations to provide bundles of products and services as integrated solutions to their customer's needs.

Web Applications and Services

  • 15 credits
  • Spring Semester, Year 1 credits

This module provides an introduction to the models and technologies used to provide distributed applications and services over the Internet. You will study the features and problems of building distributed applications, such as naming, security, synchronization, replication, object persistence and content distribution. You will also use the framework provided by the Java Enterprise Edition to build distributed web applications.

Web Computing

  • 15 credits
  • Autumn Semester, Year 1 credits

In this module, you are introduced to the models and technologies used to provide Web Services (over the Internet) - in particular XML technologies.

You cover topics including:

  • XML
  • DTD
  • CSS
  • XML Schema
  • XML Transformation
  • servlets and Java APIs for parsing
  • processing documents.

The main aim of this module is to introduce you to the prevailing technologies underlying the emergence of the Web Service as a major computation model over the Internet.

Advanced Software Engineering

  • 15 credits
  • Autumn Semester, Year 1 credits

In this module, you study modern approaches to large-scale software production.

You start by reviewing the key concepts in the whole life-cycle of a software product, such as:

  • requirement analysis
  • software architecture and design
  • implementation
  • quality assurance
  • maintenance activities.

You investigate modern software engineering technology, such as:

  • version control
  • build automation
  • testing
  • logical approaches to specification
  • verification of programs and domain-specific languages.

As part of this module, you undertake team-based coursework, which involves the production of a significant software system.

A solid knowledge of programming is important for this module. Programming exercises will be in Java.

Business and Project Management

  • 15 credits
  • Autumn Semester, Year 1 credits

This module addresses wider business and project management issues which affect the technological and engineering environment. Some of these issues include: principles of strategic management, project management and planning, the business environment, auditing and control, organisational structure, business legislation, resource management, global markets and supply and forecasting.

Change and Leadership

  • 15 credits
  • Autumn Semester, Year 1 credits

Change and Leadership will provide you with the theoretical grounding to understand and appraise different modes of organisational change, their drivers, the responses of staff and other stakeholders, and the role of leaders in leading and responding to change. The relevance of theory will be explored in contexts including cultural change, restructuring and mergers/acquisitions. The module examines the principles of managing change at a number of levels building progressively from individual change, to team change and organisational change up to change at the meso-macro level in complex economic systems (eg change of sectoral or even national importance). The distinctive roles for leaders and approaches to leadership will be explored in relation to these levels.

Within the continuum, reflecting positioning of the module between organisational behaviour and strategy, topics to be addressed will cover six main areas including: 

  • Behavioural, cognitive, humanistic and psychodynamic theories of individual change 
  • Teams: their constitution, internal dynamics and role in organisational change
  • Historical approaches to organisational change (under ad-hoc management, scientific management, human relations and contigent approaches) 
  • More recent (and emerging) paradigms in organisational change
  • Planned vs. emergent change: complexity and inter-organisational influences
  • Leadership: role choices and constraint, and frameworks for managing change


The assessment is a coursework-based task requiring you to select a change scenario for a chosen organisation and to describe how that change process should be undertaken, with specific reference to options for change and appraisal of their suitability, through reference to relevant theories of change. Strengths and weakness of relevant approaches will be identified. Specific attention to the role and style of leadership required for the change process or programme will be a key component of the report.

HCI Advanced Topics

  • 15 credits
  • Spring Semester, Year 1 credits

This module will explore advanced topics in Human Centred Computing Systems, by providing opportunities to reflect on, synthesise and gain a deeper understanding of the concerns, perspectives and interdisciplinary nature of this area.

The module also aims to support the development of research, design and study skills through literature reviews, case studies involving the critique of systems, presentations, group discussion of research and hands-on experiences.

Human-Computer Interaction

  • 15 credits
  • Autumn Semester, Year 1 credits

Human computer interaction (HCI) is concerned with designing, evaluating and deploying usable, effective and enjoyable technologies in a range of contexts. This module provides an introduction to the key areas, approaches and developments in the field.

Topics include:

  • principles of user-centred design
  • techniques for prototyping and implementing interactive products
  • methods for evaluating interactive technologies with and without user involvement.

 

The module will also give you practical experience of all four stages of the user-centred design process.

Intelligent Systems Techniques

  • 15 credits
  • Spring Semester, Year 1 credits

This module will introduce you to the range of knowledge representation techniques used in contemporary Artificial Intelligence, and give you an understanding of their various strengths and weaknesses.

Machine Learning

  • 15 credits
  • Spring Semester, Year 1 credits

In this module, you explore advanced techniques in machine learning.

You use a systematic treatment, based on the following three key ingredients:

  • tasks
  • models
  • features.

As part of the module, you are introduced to both regression and classification, and your studies emphasise concepts such as model performance, learnability and computational complexity.

You learn techniques including:

  • probabilistic and non-probabilistic classification and regression methods
  • reinforcement learning approaches including the non-linear variants using kernel methods.

You are also introduced to techniques for pre-processing the data (including PCA).

You will then need to be able to implement, develop and deploy these techniques to real-world problems.

In order to take this module, you need to have already taken the 'Mathematics & Computational Methods for Complex Systems' module (817G5), or have taken an equivalent mathematical module or have equivalent prior experience.

Management, Innovation and Organisational Performance

  • 15 credits
  • Autumn Semester, Year 1 credits

This module aims to help you develop a critical awareness and deep understanding of the principles and practices associated with management and performance excellence, and provides insight into the drive for continuous improvement of products, services and processes for enhanced competitive positioning from effective innovation management.

The module includes a focus on strategies for sustainable improvement in performance of operating systems, ethical practice, organisational mindset, and planning and control mechanisms employed to effectively manage and monitor socio-economic performance for sustainable business operations.

By critically assessing the application of a range of tools, techniques and frameworks within a variety of best practice organisations across a number of industry sectors, at both national and international level, you will examine 'value' from a range of stakeholder perspectives.

Multimedia Design and Applications

  • 15 credits
  • Spring Semester, Year 1 credits

You will examine how modern computing systems manage, deliver and present multimedia such as audio, video, and interactive grapics. Topics that you will study include:

  • information coding
  • multimedia hardware
  • networked multimedia
  • ergonomics
  • interface design
  • multimedia applications.

Object Oriented Programming

  • 15 credits
  • Autumn Semester, Year 1 credits

You will be introduced to object-oriented programming, and in particular to understanding, writing, modifying, debugging and assessing the design quality of simple Java applications.

You do not need any previous programming experience to take this module, as it is suitable for absolute beginners.

Strategic Management (Business & Management)

  • 15 credits
  • Spring Semester, Year 1 credits

This module aims to give you a strong grasp of the issues, tools and theoretical perspectives underlying the practice of strategy and its links with management. Using a combination of theory, practice and cases you will learn how to apply principles of strategy to companies.

The module begins by covering key skills and tools for strategic analysis. These include tools for analysing a firm's macroenvironment and competitive environment, as well as an organisation's own resources and capabilities. It then provides an in-depth summary of the strategy process as it is used by managers, and then discusses the range of theoretical perspectives that inform our understanding of this process.

The Business Context in East Asia

  • 15 credits
  • Spring Semester, Year 1 credits

The main aims of this module are to explore the international business environment in East Asia, to provide an overview of the various East Asian economies, their interrelationship, and their importance in the world economy, and to examine the lessons which may be drawn both from the economic success of the East Asian economies, and from the Asian financial crisis.

The Business Context in Europe

  • 15 credits
  • Spring Semester, Year 1 credits

The main aims of this module are to explore the international business environment in Europe, to provide an overview of the various European economies, their inter-relationships, and their importance in the world economy. Attention will be paid not just to the major member States of the European Union, but to newer member States and other European economies.

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