MSc IT Consultancy
This unique course prepares graduates for a career in information technology (IT) consultancy, particularly in relation to small and medium enterprise (SME) clients. It provides:
- The opportunity to learn consultancy skills in the environment of a real IT consultancy, the Kent IT Consultancy (KITC), working for local SMEs.
- The development of knowledge and skills that are highly sought after by employers and which open up a wide range of careers to graduates, within computing and other professional fields. IBM UK has been a strong supporter of the work of KITC since its inception, precisely because of the skill set it imparts to students.
- A firm grounding in computing including up-to-date coverage of key industrially relevant topics.
- The opportunity to combine modules relating to computing with a selection of modules taught by theKent Business Schoolas part of theirManagement MScprogrammes.
The course may appeal to graduates seeking a career in consultancy or to practising consultants wishing to round out their skills and achieve formal academic recognition.
Advanced English for Academic Study may be compulsory for non-native speakers who need extra support
Further information about English language support
- Availible in a variety of formats, including full-time, part-time and with an optional work placement.
- Further course details and application guidance are held centrally at the University of Kent website.
- A 1, 2.1 or good 2.2 honours degree in any subject
- Applicants must have a keen interest in, and sufficient prior knowledge of, information technology (which need not have been gained via formal academic study)
- Non-native speakers of English must have an IELTS score of 7.0 or above
- Entry is subject to a skills assessment and an interview (which may be conducted by phone or Skype)
If you only have limited knowledge of programming (introductory stream)
If you have a good working knowledge of programming (advanced stream)
other modules for all students
- IT Consultancy Methods
- Management of Operations
- New Enterprise Development (this is a year-long module)
Optional modules (choose 2)
- Advanced Object-Oriented Programming (only availible to introductory stream students)
- C++ Programming (only availible to advanced stream students.)
- Cloud Computing
- Computer Security
- Development Frameworks
- Financial and Management Accounting
- Networks and Network Security
Optional modules (choose 2)
- Advanced English for Academic Study
- Advanced Network Security
- Computing Law, Contracts and Professional Responsibility
- Economics of the E-marketplace
- Data Science
- Internet of Things and Mobile Devices
- Software Engineering
- Strategic Management
- Structure & Organisation of the E-enterprise
- System Security
- Trust, Security and Privacy Management
- Web-based Information Systems Development
This web page gives advance information about the programme as we plan to run it in the coming academic year. We believe the details are accurate at the time of writing but details may be subject to change.