Techie IT

MSc Information and Technology

MSc Information and Technology

Duration 18 Months
Start Date January 2024
Programme Leader Sukant Kumar Sahu
Awarded By Leeds Beckett University

About the Course


The MSc Information and Technology is a programme rich in specialisation, that provides a transformational experience to its students by integrating the technological and business aspects of modern IT. 


In an era where digitalisation is pervasive across all sectors and industries, the course has been designed to address the high demands of both the private and public sector, by filling the current digital skills gap. 


It further provides students with the knowledge required to succeed in the industry, and develops them into skilled IT experts, with the ability to deal with complex IT issues in business - both systematically and creatively. 


The course has been designed to allow for the customisation of modules, in order to grant students the freedom to choose from a wide range of different subject areas. In this way the MSc allows students to tailor their learning and pick the advancements and aptitudes they need to specialise in their chosen area.





Programme Objectives 

  • Develop techno-preneurs and entrepreneurs by cultivating entrepreneurial mindset irrespective of their educational backgrounds.
  • Produce problem solvers who have the capabilities to face the challenges and complexities of the competitive job market. [Basically in the fields of Data Science, Cloud computing, Research and Project Management]
  • Empowering students to explore and pursue innovative IT solutions and start their ventures.
  • Promote Leadership and Project management Skills through proper communication necessary to lead IT teams and projects effectively.
  • Encourage students to engage in research and innovation within the field of information technology, enabling them to contribute to advancements and developments in the industry.


Programme Timing

Friday: 6:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Saturday: 6:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Sunday: 6:30 AM - 9:30 AM



Your Future 


As the course has an international context, graduates will be competent at working in both the local, and the international job market. e.g within a corporation, government offices, and international organisation or similar, in a range of roles including (but not limited to):  

  • IT Faculty 
  • IT project manager
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • Senior software engineer
  • Data analysts
  • Database Administrator
  • Web developer

Entry Requirements


Pre-Masters Programme:


  • Bachelors Honours Degree: 2:2 or above (55% or above)

Direct entry 


  • A pass in TBC's Pre-Masters degree;


  • A degree greater than or equal to 2.2 (Students fully meeting UWE entry criteria can join directly to the university programme) and;


  • A minimum of 6.5 IELTS or equivalent (with no skill below 6) 


  • A student may be allowed admission with relevant managerial (evidenced) work experience (no less than 2-3 years).


(Note: individual university partners may have variations on the type and amount of work experience and if it is required. Please refer to the Programme Leader for further specific course information).  



The Pre-Masters Programme is suggested to be successfully completed before joining the University's Programme. It is structured as follows:


Module Names Core Credits
Academic English/Study Skills Y 10
Research Methodology Y 10
Technology, Information Systems & Digital Innovation  Y 20
Introduction to Data Analytics N 20

Total Credits




The Leeds Beckett Msc IT programme is structured as follows and is made up of six core modules and two option modules.


Semester 1 Core/Credits Semester 2 Core/Credits
Managing Information in the Digital and Global Environment (MIDGE) Y (20) Negotiated Skills Development Y (20)
Project Management Y (20) Database Systems and Approaches Y (20)
Research Practice (delivered across semester 1 and 2) N (20)    

Elective Options (Choose One)

  • Critical Perspectives on Information
  • Data Analysis and Visualisation
  • Intelligent Systems & Machine Learning
  • Cloud Computing Development
N (20)

Elective Options (Choose One)

  • Data Warehouse Models and Approaches
  • Intelligent Systems and Robotics
  • Database Systems and Approaches
  • Smart Systems
N (20)
Semester 3   


Y (60) 




The MSc IT is a 1.5-year postgraduate degree that provides students with the knowledge and skills they need to work in the field of information technology. The course covers a wide range of topics, including:
  • Data Science
  • Machine learning
  • Information systems
  • Cloud computing
  • Cybersecurity
  • Software engineering
  • Business intelligence
The British College delivers the MSc IT curriculum provided by Leeds Beckett University, allowing students to earn a degree of the same academic quality and recognition as studying at Leeds Beckett.
The entry requirements for the course are:
  • A minimum of 55% in a bachelor's degree in IT or a related field
  • It is highly recommended that students learn English in their Bachelor's degree.
The MSc IT curriculum at Leeds Beckett University covers a wide range of topics, including:
  • Foundations of Information Technology
  • Data Science for IT Professionals
  • Cloud Computing for IT Professionals
  • Cybersecurity for IT Professionals
  • Information Systems for IT Professionals
  • Business Intelligence for IT Professionals
Yes, there are internship or work placement opportunities available at The British College. The college has a Career Development Centre as an Internship center that helps students find internships and work placements.
Specific specializations might be offered, such as data science, cybersecurity, or software engineering. Check with The British College for available options.
Assessment methods usually involve coursework, projects, exams, and presentations to evaluate theoretical understanding and practical skills.
Graduates can pursue roles like IT manager, software engineer, data analyst, IT consultant, and more in various industries.
Yes, career support is available at The British College. The college has an internship place and alumni officer that provides students with a variety of services, including:
  • Career counseling: The Career Development Centre offers career counseling to students to help them explore their career options and develop their career plans.
  • Resume writing: The Career Development Centre offers resume writing services to help students improve their resumes and make them more effective.
  • Interview skills training: The Career Development Centre offers interview skills training to help students prepare for job interviews.
  • Networking: The Career Development Centre helps students' network with employers and alumni to learn about job opportunities and make connections.
  • Internship and work placement assistance: The Career Development Centre helps students find internship and work placement opportunities. The Internship Placement Centre is a valuable resource for students who are looking for career support. The center can help students at all stages of their careers, from exploring their options to finding a job.
Yes, graduates often opt for further studies, such as pursuing a PhD or another relevant postgraduate qualification.
For detailed information about the program, including entry requirements, curriculum details, and application procedures, visit The British College's official website or contact our admissions department.

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