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MSc Information Technology Management

Update and develop your understanding of how to design, develop and manage IT systems, processes and technologies on this masters course. You develop your technical knowledge, expertise and management understanding to an advanced level through practical and theoretical study of the latest tools and techniques relevant to employers in industry, commerce and the public sector.

Course length 12-36 Month(s)
Location City Campus

Course description

This course introduces you to the modern theories and skills used to design, develop and manage IT systems, processes and technologies. You learn how to apply your IT knowledge and skills to the development and management of software and web systems.

The course provides you with
• knowledge and understanding of modern approaches to software and system development
• practical experience and theoretical knowledge of IT tools and techniques
• knowledge of IT management theory, skills and methods
• academic, professional and communication skills.

We support your independent learning through
• our academic team
• access to the latest learning materials via the learning centre
• use of our virtual learning environment, Blackboard, and other learning technologies.

On this course you enhance your skills as an IT professional, increasing your employment potential and career opportunities in the IT industry.

Entry requirements

2017 entry requirements

Normally you need

• a good honours degree which includes significant aspects of IT, typically 2.2 or above, from a UK university or equivalent from overseas university

We will also consider applicants do not meet these academic criteria but who have several years' experience in expert, managerial or senior IT roles. You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more

Overseas applicants from countries whose first language is not English must normally produce evidence of competence in English. An IELTS score of 6.0 with 5.5 in all skills (or equivalent) is the standard for non-native speakers of English. If your English language skill is currently below an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English level.

International and European entry qualifications

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page.

Course structure

Full-time – typically 12 months or 18 months
Part-time – typically 36 months
Starts September

Typical modules may include

Professional modules

• study and research principles • industrial expertise (includes a work-based project) • dissertation

Technical modules

• web application design and modelling • logical database development • enterprise systems

Management/business modules

• project management • organisational dynamics • information systems consultancy • IT infrastructure decisions

  • written coursework
  • projects
  • presentations


The course contains a mixture of business and IT modules. It is aimed at students who want to develop their knowledge and careers in directions where it is important to have a good understanding of both how IT supports business, and what business needs to understand about IT.

Career routes followed by former students are varied. They include • project management • business • data • research analysts • software development • digital marketing roles.


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Please note tuition fees may increase in each subsequent academic year of your course, subject to government regulations on fee increases and in line with inflation. More information can be found in the ‘Tuition Fee Increases’ section of our Fees Regulations (PDF, 2.10 MB)

2016/17 academic year

Typically £6,300 for the course

Part-time study should be calculated pro rata.

Postgraduate loans of up to £10,000 are available across the majority of subject areas.

2017/18 academic year

Typically £6,400 for the course

Part-time study should be calculated pro rata

International student

2016/17 academic year

Typically £12,500 for the course

2017/18 academic year

Typically £13,250 for the course

Additional course costs

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Additional costs information

How to apply

Complete the application form available at www.shu.ac.uk/study/form

Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and student Regulations.

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