Entry to the ITMOC programme is highly competitive. To be considered for admission you will need to have a good honours degree (a minimum of 2:1) or the equivalent grade point average (a GPA of at least 3.2) from a recognised university. We also accept an equivalent professional qualification.
Subject of first degree
The programme is open to graduates of any discipline: your first degree does not need to be either in a management area, or in a computing or IT-related subject, though many of those who join the programme do come from those or other social science disciplines.
Graduates from arts and humanities backgrounds have also studied very successfully on the programme – what matters most is your intellectual ability and your strong interest in the subjects covered in the programme.
Because of the interactive nature of the MSc ITMOC, where you are asked to reflect on the organisational implications of technologies, applications from students with relevant work experience are particularly welcome.
Many of those who join the programme are already several years into their careers – typically working in an IT- or management-related context. However, we also admit some recent graduates who have the profile and personality to both contribute to, and benefit from, the programme.
Offers of places
Applicants who are judged to have already fulfilled all requirements for entry to the course will be given an unconditional offer. Otherwise, applicants may be given an offer that is conditional upon our receipt of further evidence. If you receive an offer, you will be required to pay a deposit in order to secure your place on the course. If you fail to meet the conditions of your offer, this deposit will be refunded provided that you have made a reasonable attempt to meet any conditions.
* Applicants who have studied in China should have been or will be awarded a Bachelor's degree from a Project 211 university with a final overall mark of at least 80%-85%. In addition, we are looking for consistent performance across the complete degree.
English language requirements
Studying at Masters level demands a high level of fluency in written and spoken language, and excellent comprehension. For this reason, non-native speakers of English are normally asked to demonstrate their English language competence by taking one of the internationally recognised tests below.
Our minimum language requirements for postgraduate study at LUMS are:
- IELTS 7.0, with at least 6.0 in each element
- Pearson Academic (PTE) 70, with at least 55 in each element
- Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) grade C
- ToEFL iBT 100 (with minimum 22 in each skill)
Please note: IELTS and Pearson scores are valid for two years from the test date. Also, note that ToEFL tests are no longer recognised by the UK Visas and Immigration Office for entry to pre-sessional English language courses.
English language tests marginally below these levels?
If you are clearly a strong applicant in other respects, we may consider you for one of our pre-sessional English language courses. In this case, the offer of a place on the Masters programme could depend on successful completion of this course, and additional fee is charged. We have designed these courses to help you improve your English to the level needed for your academic programme.
If you need to attend one of these courses, we will send you further information at the offer stage.