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Study Information Technology (IT) in the UK

Course overview

A degree in Information Technology (IT) is a great step to a career in the IT field, and studying IT in the UK will bring you right to the forefront of the leading edge of the technology industry there. Students also learn to programme, develop programs and software, and multimedia in a highly rigorous academic setting that is complemented with real-life practical internship experiences.

IT-based careers include network management, software development, systems design engineering, web application development and more. With universities and professional bodies holding strong national and international links with industry players, graduates can look forward to getting a foot into companies such as KPMG and IBM.

Why study IT in the UK?

  • Internationally renowned universities: The UK stands as one of the top three study destinations of the world and is home to many leading universities such as the University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, Imperial College London, and the University of Edinburgh.
  • Quality of education: UK programs are internationally recognised and known for the quality of teaching and research. Students are taught by experts in the field in high-tech labs and have access to specialist equipment.
  • Work and study: IT programs in the UK can include an internship component of up to one year for students to gain invaluable insight and connections into the industry. Students are also allowed to work part-time on a student visa. Starting June 2021 graduates from UK universities are eligible to remain in the UK for 2 years after graduation to look for work via the new Graduate Immigration Route.
  • Scholarships: Numerous scholarship programs are available for international students from individual universities and students from Commonwealth countries.
  • Diversity: With a class full of students belonging to different parts of the world, understanding the IT sectors of different countries helps students gain more insights through discussions and debates.

Admission requirements for UK universities

While requirements may differ across universities, typical key requirements for taking an MA include:

For Undergraduate courses

  • successful completion of higher secondary school
  • Academic results and other documents as mentioned by the institution on its website/brochure
  • A good IELTS score

For Post Graduate Diploma / Master’s courses

  • A relevant undergraduate degree from a recognised institution by the universities of UK
  • Prior knowledge in the field of computer science desirable but not compulsory
  • Work experience (if required by some institutions)
  • A good IELTS score

Finding what fits you best can be overwhelming. IDP international education specialists guide you through your options and the necessary application processes for universities and visas. Speak to us now for free.

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Student visa requirements in the UK

You can apply up to three months before your intended date of travel to the United Kingdom. Your application date is the date when your application fee is paid.

Employment prospects in the UK

Working part-time while you study can be a great way to cover your living expenses in the UK and can also help gain work experience in your field of study.

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