MSc Information and Communication Technology (Conversion)

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Equip yourself for a career in computing and IT in the heart of Cambridge. Aimed at those with no computing background, our Masters conversion course will take you in a new direction.

Already have an ARU degree? You may be eligible for our Alumni Scholarship for students starting postgraduate courses.

Why Information and Communication Technology at ARU?

  • Study in the Silicon Fen, known for its tech market and range of jobs in computer science industry – the perfect opportunity to connect with top employers.
  • Master high-level object-oriented programming languages widely used by industry to develop efficient software solutions.
  • Dive deep into computer systems and networking, obtaining hands-on experience in Linux system administration and online lab environment (NETLAB).
  • Equip yourself with the skills to strategically address and mitigate IT security risks for business.
  • Enhance your research skills and showcase your skills to potential employers by completing a Major Project.

If you’re looking for a career change and want to gain the skills for a rewarding career in the IT sector, this course is your stepping stone.

Study our conversion MSc Information and Communication Technology and you’ll explore everything from software development to cyber security, networking to web development.

This Masters degree is designed for those who don’t already have a degree in computing. If you have studied computer science, or a related subject to degree level, you may wish to consider our MSc Computer Science or MSc Cyber Security.

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Hands-on learning

All our computing students have access to:

  • computer labs and skills spaces to support your learning
  • specialist hardware and online resources (e.g. Cisco-accredited routing and switching equipment, Intel's AI Academy data processing resources)
  • Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching
  • VMWare IT Academy’s virtualisation software and tools.
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Join our postgraduate student community and:

  • benefit from award-winning learning facilities, including extensive library and IT resources
  • learn from expert staff who will guide your research interests and career development
  • receive full support from our Employability Service, while you're studying with us and after you graduate
  • access support, should you need it, with study skills, health and wellbeing, and more.


Completing our MSc Information and Communication Technology gives you the opportunity to choose between a wide variety of IT-related careers.

These include software development and project management, software engineering, systems analysis, database administration, network management and technical support.

Graduation doesn’t have to be the end of your time with us. You could choose to continue your academic career with a research programme at ARU, such as our PhD Computer Science. Take advantage of our Alumni Scholarship and save £400 on your fees.

While you’re studying here and after you graduate, you can access support through our dedicated Employability Service.

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