|Study location||United Kingdom, University of Bedfordshire|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 Years|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in any language
At least 2 reference(s) should be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
The skills and knowledge you will acquire on this course will enable
you to take up an influential position within a government department.
Some potential career opportunities include IT manager, technology
consultant, IT project manager in government and business operations
Career opportunities in an academic context may also be an option,
including further postgraduate study at MSc and PhD levels – this can
be discussed with academic staff during your studies.
During the course you will:
- Experience one of only a few courses in the UK that focuses on
- Gain the chance to study in a vibrant community of research and
- Work with researchers at the forefront of the field
- Have access to state-of-the-art computing laboratories that were
commended as being among the top 25 per cent of UK provision by the
British Computer Society (BCS)
- Benefit from strong links with local and national industry, and a
course that delivers graduates with the skills needed by employers
- Experience opportunities to visit local government offices and to
find and discuss their implementation of e-Government
Areas of study you may cover on this course include:
- Applied programming (Java)
- Data modelling and management
- Human computer interaction
- Managing information systems strategy and security risks
- Models of e-Government
- Professional project management
- Secure data communication
- MSc project (dissertation)
CAREER MANAGEMENT SKILLS
Throughout the course we develop your ability to reflect on your
performance, and to develop teamwork, written and oral communication.
CAREER/FURTHER STUDY OPPORTUNITIES
It is anticipated that upon complete of the course, graduates will
possess skills and knowledge to have a strong impact in an government
Students will have had opportunity for reflective and critical
evaluation of their capability as both a team worker and independent
learner and this will ensure that students are well placed to begin a
career in a wide range of areas of government. During the course
students will have extensive networking opportunities within the wider
course team as well as the University. They can talk through career
and further development opportunities with personal tutors, peers and
the University Centre for Career Development. Specific areas students
are likely to enter include IT Manager, Technology Consultant for
Local Government, IT Project Manager for Local Government, Change
Management Consultant, and Business Operations Manager.
There are a number of opportunities for further study including MSc
by Research and MPhil / PhD opportunities may be available within the
Department of Computer Science and Technology. Students that wish to
may also consider an MBA programme.