Postgraduate MSc

Information and Technology

Gain the specialist global IT skills to succeed in your preferred area of industry. You’ll tailor this course to fit your career interests.

Information and Technology

Course Overview

  • Institution code

  • Main location

    Headingley Campus Beckett Park
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    15 Months
  • Start date

    22 Jan 2024

This BCS accredited master’s course is designed to help fill the current digital skills gap. You’ll gain the specialist IT skillset required to succeed in industry anywhere in the world.

You can study MSc Information & Technology by individual programme of study (IPOS), or choose one of the four following pathways:

  • MSc Information & Technology (Software Engineering)
  • MSc Information & Technology (Network Systems)
  • MSc Information & Technology (Information Technology Management)
  • MSc Information & Technology (Smart Computing)

As part of this course, you’ll:

  • Learn to address complex IT issues systematically and creatively
  • Make informed judgements in the absence of complete data, then implement and communicate your conclusions to specialist and non-specialist audiences
  • Enhance your ability to evaluate and apply advanced theories and techniques to a range of situations

Tailor your study
You’ll be able to customise your learning by selecting from a wide range of option modules. Your module choice will steer the course towards your own interests or develop specific skills. 

Hands-on learning
This course will help you develop sophisticated critical thinking skills and self-direction as you address problems similar to those faced in industry. We take a hands-on teaching approach in most modules, allowing you to apply specialist skills in various contexts.

Industry expertise
Across all pathways, our industry contacts and research expertise will ensure your learning will be current and highly relevant to the sector. 

You’ll be encouraged to engage with our external partners throughout your dissertation to refine your knowledge and enhance your professional networks. 

We also invite guest lecturers to visit and speak, and you’ll have the opportunity to get involved with industry related events.

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Why study Information & Technology at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. Professional placement option – work with a partner organisation or on an industry project
  2. Study designed around you – choose from a range of specialist pathways and option modules to tailor your learning
  3. Professional expertise – you’ll be taught by an expert teaching team and have access to industry contacts through guest lectures and project work

Can the information technology sector be more sustainable? Dr Ah-Lian Kor, who teaches on our computing courses at Leeds Beckett University, talks about why making IT more sustainable relies on raising awareness and challenging our own habits to show corporations it’s something their customers care about.