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MSc IT Project Management

Equips you with the advanced problem-solving skills necessary for planning, monitoring and controlling software projects
  • Teaching delivered by both the School of Engineering & Applied Science and Aston Business School
  • Many MSc projects are undertaken with external industrial clients

  • BSc Honours Degree in Computing or IT, with at least grade 2:2 (or equivalent). Relevant professional experience will be taken into account.
  • English Language Requirements (for candidates whose first language is not English):
    • Standard TOEFL requirement is IBT 93 overall (minimum of 23 in writing, 19 in listening and speaking and 18 in reading) accept SCM – 93 overall (minimum 26 in writing, 22 speaking, 19 listening, 18 reading.
    • An IELTS score of 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in each band.

Duration of programme: 1 year full-time - six months of taught modules on campus and a six month individual project (possibly within industry)
Start date: October

Intake: Up to 25 per year

Fees:

UK and EU students: £5,100 (2014 fee)

International students: £16,750 (2014 fee)

A limited number of scholarships are available for this programme, subject to the fulfilment of academic and other eligibility criteria.  For up-to-date information please visit the EAS Fees & Scholarships page

Application details:
Apply for this course online

Contact us:
MSc Programmes Admissions Officer
Tel: +44 (0)121 204 3668
Fax: +44 (0)121 204 3676
Email: seaspgtaught@aston.ac.uk

Information on visas for international students

This programme aims to:

  • advance knowledge, understanding and skills in professional practice in IT and management of software systems

  • prepare for an effective career with the potential to reach a leadership role

  • provide practical experience of IT projects from the initial analysis of a problem, through design and planning, implementation and documentation in order to prepare for effective participation in the IT industry.

The programme runs for 12 months from October to September with examinations / assessments held in December and March/April. The programme requires the student to undertake seven taught modules, which run between October and March, followed by the completion of a major six-month project of approximately 15,000 words, to be submitted by the end of September. The oral examination of the project is expected to take place within one month of submission.

Taught Modules

*module delivered by Aston Business School

Taught modules are complemented with a substantial 80 credit individual project. Students are allowed to decide on the particular topic for their project. All projects are supervised by an academic member of staff, providing the students the opportunity for extended application of the knowledge and skills acquired in the taught part of the programme.

Taught modules may involve lectures, tutorials, case studies, laboratories and seminars. Assessment methods are chosen in relation to the particular requirements of a module. These modules vary from 100% examination to 100% continuous assessment.  The major project accounts for 80 of the 180 credits required for successful completion of the degree. Students who do not wish to continue to the full MSc qualification may decide to undertake a smaller 20 credit diploma project, leading to a Postgraduate Diploma.

Course Director


Dr Aniko Ekart
Dr Ekart teaches Software Lifecycle and Design and Professional Skills in Computing. She is part of the ADVANCE project funded by the European Commission, which aims to develop a computer system to improve goods delivery across large-scale European transport networks. Her research interest include: data mining, machine learning, genetic programming theory and applications, evolutionary computation.
This programme is suitable for candidates seeking to develop their career towards IT Project Management, with the potential to reach a leadership role.
MSc Programmes Admissions Officer
Tel: +44 (0)121 204 3668
Fax: +44 (0)121 204 3676
Email: seaspgtaught@aston.ac.uk

Graduate Profile

Graduate Profile

Jessica El Chaar

MSc IT Project Management

"My experience at Aston was one of which I will never forget. It gave me the opportunity to be taught by professors with great experience and professionalism in their field of expertise. During the course I also had the opportunity to meet classmates from different backgrounds and cultures."

 

Fees & funding

Fees & funding

Find out about tuition fees and funding for Postgraduate Study.

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