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MSc Information Technology Project


  • Credit value: 60 credits at Level 7
  • Module tutor: Stelios Sotiriadis
  • Assessment: a 2000-3000-word project proposal (20%) and a 10,000-word project report (80%)

Module description

The MSc project offers you the opportunity to develop independent research and project management skills and to improve your technical writing and critical analysis abilities. Supervised by a member of the academic staff, you will conduct a piece of research related to the requirements and design of an information system, implement a piece of software essential for the system and analyse the viability of the proposed solution.


Supported by your supervisor, you will complete the main part of this module independently. A small part of this module is taught, and you will learn how to:

  • formulate the objectives/aims of an MSc project
  • write a project proposal
  • organise and plan the project
  • research literature
  • write a project report.

Learning objectives

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • apply research methods to investigate a question/hypothesis in the context of information systems
  • demonstrate knowledge of programming
  • plan and carry out a project spanning several months
  • undertake critical thinking and exhibit skills of analysis and synthesis
  • develop designs for information systems
  • employ a coherent research, design, development and evaluation process
  • write up results in a clear and structured way
  • write programs in appropriate programming languages
  • use a coherent information system development process.