Postgraduate (full-time, part-time)

Information and Communication Technology (Conversion) MSc

Anglia Ruskin University
In Cambridge (England)

£ 7,100 - (Rs 5,83,030)

Important information

  • Master
  • Cambridge (England)
  • When:
    September 2017
    other dates

Whether you’re employed in IT or want to be, our course is your stepping stone to a rewarding career. Your first degree will probably be non-computing related, so we’ll equip you with essential skills for the modern technology-driven world.

Your course will have a new home in Compass House, which will extend our campus along East Road. You’ll have the latest technology at your fingertips and be able to collaborate with other students on innovative projects to hone your skills.

Whatever your current situation, our course is flexible enough to meet your needs. You’ll learn to evaluate solutions to a range of computing challenges. It’s all about equipping you with a set of skills that will make you attractive to future employers in a range of sectors.

We’ll introduce you to advanced information and technology practices and systems, expanding your knowledge and improving your understanding. You’ll be prepared to put your new skills into practice confidently, with a focus on programming, networking, hardware and analysis throughout the course.

Important information
What are the course objectives?

Completing our course gives you the opportunity to choose between a wide variety of IT related career options, including software development and project management, software engineering, systems analysis, database administration, network management and technical support. You’re also in the perfect position to continue your academic career and move up to our Computer Science PhD.

Requirements: A First Degree, with Honours in a non-computer science related discipline and at a minimum final classification of Lower Second (2:2). Some basic computer literacy is expected. If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 ( Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.


Where and when

Starts Location
Cambridge Campus, East Road, CB1 1PT, Cambridgeshire , England
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What you'll learn on the course

Database Design
Software Engineering
Database Management
Computer Engineering
Engineering Skills
Communication Training
Application Development
Skills and Training
Web Development
App Development
Computer networks

Course programme

Core modules
  • Software EngineeringGain a real-world experience in software engineering. The number, size, and application domains of computer applications have grown to the extent that many organisations and individuals depend on the effectiveness of software development. Therefore software products have to be efficient, good quality and to help us to be more efficient and productive.
  • Computer Systems and ServersThis module will give you a combination of theoretical knowledge of computer systems and networks, together with a hands-on practical understanding of installing, administering and configuring a networked operating system at both client and server level.
  • Developing Web ApplicationsIn this module we'll study the web-based applications used in the deployment of server-side relational databases and the scripting languages involved.
  • Secure SystemsTraditionally, information security has been poorly understood and rarely integrated into system design. With the growth of high bandwidth internet, eCommerce, eBusiness and Virtual Private Networks, security has become a centre-stage issue. 
  • Research MethodsGain the support and foundations in the research skills for your Master’s level dissertation. You’ll investigate generic research activities, including project management and dissertation preparation. Your topics could include the consideration of suitable content, planning, and the use of project management software.
  • Major ProjectThis module supports students in the preparation and submission of a Master's stage project, dissertation or artefact. The Module provides the opportunity for students to select and explore in-depth, a topic that is of interest and relevant to their course in which they can develop a significant level of expertise. 

A wide variety of assessment methods include written coursework on an individual and group basis, along with presentations, exams and a major project.

Additional information

Course duration: 

Full-time - January start, 15 months. September start, 12 months. Part-time - January start, 33 months. September start, 28 months. Part-time teaching times: Trimester 1: Tuesdays 11am-2pm; Trimester 2: Tuesdays 9am-1pm.

Course fees:

UK & EU students, 2016/17 (per year) £7,100

UK & EU students, 2016/17 (per year part time) £3,550

International students, 2016/17 (per year) £13,400