What will I study?
To accelerate your learning, the programme exposes you to theories and principles relating to emerging design, development and testing web and mobile applications, User Experience/User Interface (UX/UI) design processes, principles of mobile technologies, architectures, protocols, tools & techniques and the apps development and deployment processes. The programme also provides an in-depth coverage of the fundamental concepts, principles, technologies and techniques of the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT).
The programme will also cover emerging cloud computing techniques and its ability to meet the rapidly developing demands of cloud infrastructure, in-depth coverage and understanding of the fundamental concepts, principles, technologies and techniques of Web and Mobile application security using industry standards.
You will learn to utilise theories and principles as frameworks for reviewing, reflecting on, analysing and critiquing, where appropriate, existing individual and organizational practices; as well as providing new knowledge and skills which will enable enhanced and more appropriate practices to be developed.
During the programme you will also develop independent research skills to manage risk and identify, recommend and deploy relevant technologies both now and in the future.
How will I be taught and assessed?
You will be taught through a mix of lectures, seminars, workshops and directed study, totalling between 12-14 hours per week.
You will also be expected to engage in independent study involving directed and self-directed learning, between 38-40 hours per week.
Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) is embedded throughout the course with tools such as the ‘Blackboard’ eLearning Portal and electronic reading lists that will guide your preparation for seminars and independent research. Computer labs equipped with software are also used for practical sessions.
This course is 100% assessed via coursework. A range of assessment methods are used, including assignments, presentations and group work.
Career and further study
This Masters programme has been designed in consultation with partners from industry to ensure you learn up-to-date computing knowledge required by employers across the industry. Graduates from the programme will be equipped to work in a variety of careers in the IT industry or to progress to academic or research-orientated careers.
The qualification is designed to accelerate skills and competence in a range of job roles, including roles such as
- Leadership and management in IT
- Cloud Architect
- Web Security Analyst
- Software Engineer
- Web Designer and Developer
- User Experience Designer and Developer
- Usability Tester
- Mobile Application Design
- Developer or Cloud Architect
Upon successfully completing your course, you may undertake further professional development and training through Professional Pathways programmes. These are offered to our graduates for free, from our partner, QA. Find out more about Professional Pathways and your eligibility.