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MSc Information Technology Project


  • Credit value: 60 credits at Level 7
  • Convenor: Professor George Magoulas
  • 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.

Indicative syllabus

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.