Postgraduate MSc

Information and Technology

Gain the specialist IT skills to succeed in your preferred area of industry by tailoring this course to fit your career interests.

Information and Technology

Course Overview

  • Institution code

  • Main location

    Headingley Campus Beckett Park
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    12 Months
  • Start date

    18 Sep 2023

Designed to address the government's ambition of filling the current digital skills gap, this BCS accredited course will provide you with the specialist IT skillset required to succeed in industry. 

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 your course, you’ll:

  • Learn to deal with complex IT issues systematically and creatively
  • 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 course by selecting from a wide range of option modules. Depending on the modules you choose, you can direct the course towards your own interests or develop specific skills required by your employer. 

Hands-on learning
The course will help you develop sophisticated critical thinking and self-direction while addressing 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 course content will be current and highly relevant to the sector. You’ll be encouraged to engage with our external partners for your dissertation to refine your knowledge and enhance your professional networks.

Guest lecturers are also invited to speak, and you’ll have the opportunity to get involved with industry related events.

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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.