If you already have experience of working in the IT industry, the Information Technology (Part-Time) programme at Birkbeck, University of London provides opportunities for broadening and deepening your knowledge and skills; if you do not have previous experience, it provides a platform for a career in the IT industry.
You will reach an advanced level of understanding of computers, computing, software development, and how to design and implement software systems. The programme also covers the use of information systems in organisations, and the management of IT and information systems, and you will gain skills and knowledge in problem analysis, evaluation of technology options, systems development, technology-driven organisational change and technology-based innovation.
- Provides a foundation for continuing on to an MPhil/PhD programme in information systems or technology management.
- You will have 24-hour access to several laboratories of networked PCs with a range of language compilers, database and other application software. We are connected, via the SuperJANET network, to the computers of other academic institutions in London, elsewhere in the UK and abroad.
- The Birkbeck Knowledge Lab draws on multi- and interdisciplinary perspectives and methodologies from across the sciences, social sciences and the arts, to investigate how digital technologies and digital information are transforming our culture and how we learn and work.
- In the Research Excellence Framework (REF), more than 75% of our research outputs in Computer Science were ranked world-leading or internationally excellent.
- Recognised by the British Computer Society: CITP (partial fulfilment) with the condition that students do system implementation projects.
Careers and Employability
Graduates go on to careers in information systems development and management, consultancy and research. Possible professions include information systems manager, IT consultant, or systems analyst. This degree can also be useful in becoming a researcher, database administrator, or IT trainer.
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- Information Systems
- Introduction to Software Development
- Database Management
- Digital Creativity and New Media Management
- Information and Network Security
- Innovation: Management and Policy
- Intellectual Capital and Competitiveness
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- 24 months
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DisciplinesInformatics & Information Sciences View 226 other Masters in Informatics & Information Sciences in United Kingdom
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- A second-class honours degree or equivalent in a subject other than computing or information systems.
- Applicants with less than the required level of academic qualification may be considered, if they have significant relevant experience in the IT industry.
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International7600 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 7600 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEA4450 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 4450 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.