The ITMOC MSc is structured in three parts, corresponding broadly to the three academic terms, with breaks at Christmas and Easter.
In line with the programme’s aims, a wide range of different teaching and learning method are used.
Term 1: October to December
The Welcome Week introduces you to key aspects of the ITMOC programme – what will be expected of you, as well as to the world-class facilities provided by LUMS and the University. Most importantly, it involves teamwork exercises, a study tour in Manchester and a range of social activities to help you get to know your fellow ITMOC students, with whom you will be working closely throughout the year.
In the first term, students take five core modules and one elective module. Academic and Professional Practice is a skills-based and developmental module and is not assessed.
The core modules are:
You also choose one elective module from the following list:
Term 2: January to March
In the second term you take six more core modules and one elective module. You will continue to study Academic and Professional Practice.
You also take one of the following elective modules:
Term 3: April - September
The final element of the Masters programme, and the most substantial single piece of written work, is the dissertation. This involves a sustained piece of individual research, and in some cases this is undertaken for a client company. The dissertation module accounts for 60 credits.
There is an optional study tour to London in June each year. Students attend a global cloud and big data conference, participate in a Chief Information Officer (CIO) workshop at the Work Foundation, and visit the Google London Campus and associated companies based at Silicon Roundabout.