Bristol, University of the West of England

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: University of the West of England, Bristol

Information Technology (Taught)

There are other course options available which may have a different vacancy status or entry requirements – view the full list of options

Make sure you check on the university, college or conservatoire website for any updates about course changes as a result of COVID-19.

Course summary

This course is designed to respond to the demands of a wide range of private and public organisations for qualified information technologists to advise on all stages of information systems design, development and use. The course prepares students for the intellectual, analytical and practical challenges of a career in information technology (IT). Graduates will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to specify, design and build, or select appropriate IT solutions within a range of professional contexts. Specialist pathways through the course are: business information systems; the learning society; software development; health informatics.

Course details


Core modules: strategy and governance in IT; project management; information security; digital design and development; group software development project. You will then choose 2 of the following 15 credit optional modules: information and knowledge management; data management; designing the user experience; cloud computing; linked, open data and the internet of things; machine learning and predictive analytics; social media and web science; big data.

Assessment method

Assessment is through coursework and exams, and the dissertation.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT

Entry requirements

An Honours degree at 2.2 or above, or an equivalent qualification from another country. Applications are welcome from students who have not studied information technology or computing at degree level. Applicants are required to have experience with digital media and use of computers, such as the production of reports and use of presentation software, as well as use of the web for research and information retrieval, but it is not necessary that they have experience of programming or database creation. Applicants will also need good communication skills and a high level of general analytical skills (the sort of analytical skills that you would expect to be demonstrated in professional, managerial roles). Applications will also be considered from applicants who have a degree classification lower than Honours 2.2, but are able to provide evidence that they are strongly motivated to study information technology. This evidence may be relevant work experience. Applicants should have 2 years of accredited study in higher education in addition to relevant professional work experience. In this case applicants should have held a responsible or professional role for a minimum of 2 years, or be a very experienced professional without the above qualifications.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9000 Year 1
EU £14250 Year 1
International £14250 Year 1
Channel Islands £14250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

Self-funding; career development loans.

Provider information

Visit our website

Our COVID-19 information

Bristol, University of the West of England
Coldharbour Lane
BS16 1QY

Clearing contact details

Clearing information

+44(0)117 32 83333

Course Clearing information

Additional information

Thursday 18th August - 08:30 - 18:00 Friday 19th August - 08:30 - 18:00 Saturday 20th August - 11:00 - 15:00 Sunday 21st August - Closed Monday 22nd August to Thursday 26th August - 09:00 – 17:00 Friday 27th August – 09:00 – 16:30 Saturday 27th August and Monday 29th August - Closed Tuesday 30th August to Thursday 1st September - 09:00 – 17:00 Friday 2nd September – 09:00 – 16:30

Course contact details

Visit our course page
Admissions Office

+44 (0)117 32 83333

Information Technology at Bristol, University of the West of England - UCAS