Entry requirements

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.

Work experience

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.

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

Please note: IELTS and Pearson scores are valid for two years from the test date.

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.