Master of Information Technology (MIT) in UK

Master of Information Technology (MIT) in UK

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Shanti RanaFri Aug 20 2021

Master of Information Technology is one of the most popular degrees today all over the world. Since the IT field is growing exponentially, there is a growing demand for IT professionals. 

Master of IT in UK aims to produce qualified IT professionals who can take on responsibilities and help in the technological development of a country. 

MIT in UK comes with a number of specializations and is offered by many UK Universities. 

If you want to know more about MIT in the UK, read this blog till the end. 

Takeaways

  • MSc Information Technology UK
  • Best Universities for Information Technology UK
  • What is the salary of an IT job in UK?
  • What are the IT and Computer Science Specializations available in UK

Why Study Master of Information Technology in UK

  • According to ‘The Graduate Market in 2021,’ the IT jobs employees in UK have an entry-level salary of around GBP 30,000.
  • Generally, the admission requirements for a Master of IT in UK is somewhat less competitive compared to universities in Canada and the USA.
  • UK Universities offer several masters of IT specializations thus producing great opportunities for students of different interests.
  • With a Master of IT obtained in UK, you can also work in other countries.

Top Universities to study Master of Information Technology in UK

These are some of the best universities for a degree in Computer Science according to the QS World University Rankings 2020.

UK RankingWorld University RankingInstitutionLocation
1University of OxfordOxford
2University of CambridgeCambridge
314 Imperial College LondonLondon
417 UCL (University College London)London
523 University of EdinburghEdinburgh
7=51-100King's College London (KCL)London
7=51-100The University of ManchesterManchester
10=101-150London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)London
10=101-150The University of WarwickWarwick
10=101-150University of BristolBristol

Cost of Masters in Information Technology in UK

The cost of Masters in Information Technology in UK ranges from GBP 14,000 to GBP 40,000 for international students. The cost of Masters in Information Technology for domestic students in UK ranges from GBP 6,000 to GBP 12,000.   

Computer Science and IT Courses in UK for International Students

These are some of the Master of IT specializations provided by UK Universities. 

  • Bioinformatics [MSc]
  • Computer Systems Engineering [MSc]
  • Data Analytics [MSc]
  • Software Development MSc
  • Data Science MSc
  • Masters in Computer Games Technology
  • Masters in Artificial Intelligence
  • Masters in Software Engineering

Master of Information Technology in UK Entry Requirements

The entry requirement to study Master of IT in the UK is a minimum of 55% in the bachelor's degree in a relevant field. Some of the universities also ask for some years of experience in a similar field. 

International Students also need to satisfy the English Language Requirements for Master of IT in the UK. Students need to bring a minimum of 6.0 with a band of a score of less than 5.5 and an equivalent score in other tests like TOEFL and PTE. The minimum requirement is 79 in TOEFL and 53 in PTE.

University admission requirements samples for Master Program

Coventry University 

  • Master of IT program: Management of Information Systems and Technology MSc
  • Course Duration: 1-year full time
  • IELTS/ TOEFL/ PTE score: 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in each session and equivalent score in other tests.
  • Academic Requirement: Students need to have an undergraduate degree or an equivalent qualification in information systems, computing , IT or other related subjects.
  • Annual tuition fees:  £10,400 for domestic students and 17,900 for international students (£ 4000 optional additional fee per year for work placement)

University of Sussex

  • Master of IT program: Management of Information Technology MSc
  • Course Duration:1 year full time
  • IELTS/ TOEFL/ PTE score: 6.5 with no less than 5.5 for each component/80 With a minimum of 17 in listening and writing, 18 in reading and 20 in speaking / 59 with no band less than 59
  • Academic Requirement:  Pass undergraduate degree with at least lower second class grades. The undergrad degree should be in a field with subjects like Information Technology, computing, computer science etc.
  • Annual tuition fees: Fees for upcoming intakes are not set yet. Please refer to the website.

University of Glasgow

  • Master of IT program: Information Technology MSc
  • Course Duration: 1-year full time
  • IELTS/ TOEFL/ PTE score: 6.5 with no band less than 6.0/ 90 with a minimum of 20 in Reading, 19 in Speaking and Listening and 23 in Writing/ 60 with at least 59 in all subtests.
  • Academic Requirement: Pass Undergraduate degree with at least 3.0 GPA for international students.
  • Annual tuition fees: £10,250 for domestic students and 24,540 for international students

Scholarships for Master of IT in UK

The government of UK and the UK Universities offer several scholarships for international students who wish to study in the UK. These scholarships cover the partial or full tuition fees of international students. 

  • Commonwealth Scholarship Schemes
  • Chevening Scholarships
  • School of Computing Science: International Excellence Awards
  • Gates Cambridge Scholarships
  • Edinburgh Global Research Scholarships
  • Warwick’s Chancellor’s International Scholarships
  • Developing Solutions Scholarships at University of Nottingham
  • Bristol University Think Big Scholarships

Application Requirement

You need to ready the below-listed documents if you wish to apply for Master of IT in UK

  • Official transcripts, character certificate and Provisional certificate of Bachelors level
  • Intermediate level transcripts, character and provisional certificate
  • 10th level mark sheet and character certificate
  • English Proficiency tests like IELTS/ TOEFL/ PTE etc
  • Passport
  • Application fees
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Proof of Scholarships if any
  • GRE/GMAT is asked

Scope of Master of Information Technology in UK

Depending upon your technical skills and Master of IT specializations, you can work in fields such as :

  • Applications development
  • Project Management
  • Computer forensics
  • Content management
  • Quality Assurance
  • Cyber security and risk management
  • Data analysis and analytics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Game development
  • Geographical information systems (GIS)
  • Hardware engineering
  • Information management
  • IT consultancy (business and technical)
  • IT sales
  • Multimedia programming
  • Software engineering (designing, building, developing and testing)
  • Systems/network management
  • Technical support
  • Cloud Computing
  • Telecommunications
  • Web design/development.

Additionally, IT professionals also find jobs in sectors such as Financial Services, Public Sector, Retail, Manufacturing etc with the main focus on technological aspects. 

These are some of the IT jobs in USA with respective salaries. 

IT Jobs in UKAnnual Salary in GBP in UK
IT Support EngineerGBP 23,000
IT SpecialistGBP 40,000
Software EngineerGBP 42,,360
AI EngineerGBP 44,280
Data Scientist GBP 48,760
IT TeacherGBP 31,200
Chief Information OfficerGBP 66,000

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