Information Technology (Distance Learning) - MSc

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Why study this course?

Career-focused and up-to-date with the latest theory and practice, our Information Technology (Distance learning) MSc course trains you in the fundamentals and development of IT systems. Accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS) - The Chartered Institute for IT, it can also prepare you for the industry-recognised Oracle Professional Certification.

More about this course

This postgraduate course develops your understanding and knowledge of current and emerging IT and computer technologies.

You’ll develop a combination of relevant technical skills and client-facing awareness within the IT industry, preparing you for an IT career or helping you advance in your current role.

Online learning

All teaching and learning materials will be provided through our advanced Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). This online tool will allow you to interact with your tutors and other students. It also provides you with flexibility and choice as to where and when you’ll study.

You’ll experience an engaging and rewarding study experience from our experienced academic tutors. There will be regular guidance, ongoing support and timely feedback throughout the course.

Valuable skills

The course is specifically designed for career enhancement. It aims to equip you with important knowledge and skills highly valued by employers in the IT industry. These include mobile computing, IT security management, advanced databases and software project management.

British Computer Society membership

Successful completion of the course entitles you to apply for membership of the British Computer Society (BCS) - The Chartered Institute for IT, allowing you to put the letters MBCS after your name. Holding this degree and BCS membership will demonstrate your professionalism to employers.


All assessments are completed via coursework with a built-in oral presentation/viva, using our teleconference facility where appropriate.

Professional accreditation

This course is accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS) - The Chartered Institute for IT. It also meets the educational requirement for Chartered IT Professional (CITP) Further Learning registration.

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Our teaching plans for autumn 2021

We are planning to return to our usual ways of teaching this autumn including on-campus activities for your course. However, it's still unclear what the government requirements on social distancing and other restrictions might be, so please keep an eye on our Covid-19 pages for further updates as we get closer to the start of the autumn term.

Entry requirements

You will be required to have:

  • a lower second-class honours degree in a computing-related subject or a pre-master's course in computing and technology

Applicants without a computing degree will need evidence of considerable computer-based experience or a substantial element of computer studies within a different qualification.

Accelerated study

If you've completed the NCC Education Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Business Information Technology or NCC Education Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management then you’re eligible for Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL). This means you can complete the MSc by completing two 20-credit taught modules and the 60 credit MSc Project (Distance Learning) module.

See the Modular structure section for more details on these modules.

Accreditation of Prior Learning

Any university-level qualifications or relevant experience you gain prior to starting university could count towards your course at London Met. Find out more about applying for Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL).

English language requirements

To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.

Modular structure

The modules listed below are for the academic year 2021/22 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

What our students say

"I looked at many universities but London Met had the combination of subjects that I was interested in. When I went to see the University, I saw the big library and the facilities and that helped me make the decision that London Met was for me.”
Marcio Guerreiro, Information Technology MSc graduate

Where this course can take you

Successful completion of this course will offer you a wide range of career opportunities in the Information Technology industry in private and public sectors.

You’ll be fully prepared to work in a variety of areas. These include:

  • database administration
  • project management
  • mobile and web development
  • business or systems analysis
  • IT consultancy, support services
  • product management and training

Additional costs

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.

Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.

How to apply

Use the apply button to begin your application.

If you require a Student visa and wish to study a postgraduate course on a part-time basis, please read our how to apply information for international students to ensure you have all the details you need about the application process.

When to apply

You are advised to apply as early as possible as applications will only be considered if there are places available on the course.

To find out when teaching for this degree will begin, as well as welcome week and any induction activities, view our academic term dates.

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