School of Computing

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

Course information

Entry requirements

  • 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)

(Full entry requirement details)


Autumn term

Core modules

We offer a choice between an introductory stream and an advanced stream to accomodate different programming backgrounds.

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

Optional modules (choose 2)

Spring term

Optional modules (choose 2)

Summer term

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.

School of Computing, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NF

Enquiries: +44 (0)1227 824180 or contact us.

Last Updated: 09/09/2016