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IT and Strategic Innovation, M.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #591 (QS) ,
The IT and Strategic Innovation course at Kingston University aims to provide an understanding of the characteristics of high-tech innovation combined with the leadership and management values necessary for entrepreneurship (new venture creation) or for successfully creating and managing strategic innovation both from within an organisation as well as from outside, eg as an IT consultant.

About

What will you study?

You will study the types and characteristics of innovation, as well as the major barriers to the spread of innovation. This will enable you to recognise and welcome the increased rate of change and instability in the business and technology fields. 

During the IT and Strategic Innovation course at Kingston University, you will gain an understanding of the role of IT and information systems in encouraging, capturing and managing innovation in an organisation and how this relates to constructing better value chains by using knowledge management, data mining, data governance, decision making and business intelligence. 

There is input from especially the "Big Data" research group. You will also be encouraged to acquire Agile qualifications as an integral part of your ability to organise, manage and risk-manage large and small IT projects.

Careers and recruitment advice

The Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing has a specialist employability team. It provides friendly and high-quality careers and recruitment guidance, including advice and sessions on job-seeking skills such as CV preparation, application forms and interview techniques. Specific advice is also available for international students about the UK job market and employers' expectations and requirements.

Students practising interview skills at a 'speed interviewing' eventThe team runs employer events throughout the year, including job fairs, key speakers from industry and interviews on campus. These events give you the opportunity to hear from, and network with, employers in an informal setting. For example, here students are practising their interview skills with employers at a 'speed interviewing' event on campus

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • eBusiness Strategy and Implementation

  • IT and Entrepreneurship

  • Modelling Enterprise Architectures

  • Data Management and Governance

  • Project Dissertation

Lecturers

  • Dr Robert Mellor
  • Dr Islam Choudhury

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Please note: there is no official deadline for applications, but we recommend that you apply by June for September entry and by October for January entry.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description
      2 years including professional placement
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description
      2–3 years
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Good honours degree in computing, computer science, IT, information systems, software engineering, economics, communications, electronic engineering, business and/or management studies or similar.
  • Candidates with other qualifications may be considered if they possess relevant work experience as well as outstanding students who do not necessarily have the required prerequisites.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14100 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Home and European Union:

  • MSc part time £4400

Overseas (not EU):

  • MSc part time £7755

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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