ESOFT has introduced three new MSc programmes in IT, in collaboration with Kingston University, UK.
Kingston University is a well known name in Sri Lanka, as there are scores of Sri Lankan students who have gone to the UK and successfully read for and completed their degrees and post graduate degrees there. As of 2013, Kingston University has been partnered with ESOFT Metro Campus which is Sri Lanka’s largest private sector higher education network.
Kingston is a top ranked University in the UK. Kingston University has been named one of the world’s top young universities by sector-leading publication Times Higher Education (THE) for 2016. Its newly released “150 Under 50″ listing ranked universities established during the past half century on a range of measures, including teaching, research, citations, international outlook and industry income. Kingston University has also been named one of the world’s top 150 most international institutions by THE for 2016. They have also been rated among the top 15 percent of institutions in the globe in the prestigious QS World University Rankings of 2015.
Kingston has a 116 year history, and comprises of 5 faculties over 4 campuses with close to 20,000 students selecting it as their higher education partner each year
ESOFT is also an award winning institution, where they have been awarded as a Gold Partner by BCS in the large scale partner sector. This is an addition to being recognised as Sri Lanka’s only Accredited Course Provider for the BCS Higher Education Qualification. ESOFT was also recognised by Pearson Edexcel as their fastest growing partner and also as their gold partner for being one of the largest partners in Sri Lanka. ESOFT students have also performed well and brought local and international recognition including dozens of World Prizes.
Under this partnership, ESOFT is offering three MSc programmes which are delivered 100% locally. These include:
- MSc in Information Technology and Strategic Innovation
- MSc in Software Engineering
- MSc in Network and Information Security.
A total of 40 students will be selected per stream and selection into the programmes will be purely on merit and based on an evaluation process which includes having to face an interview. Those with accepted and recognised academic and professional qualifications are eligible to apply along with the relevant professional experience.
The partnership between Kingston University and ESOFT Metro Campus is special due to the following factors
- Recognised qualifications from a reputed university are made affordable to local students.
- The qualification that successful candidates received will be the same qualification that a student in the UK receives. It is the same internal qualification, and NOT a locally designed MSc.
- This allows students to obtain full credit transfers, if they wish to have an international exposure
- Those interested in graduating in the UK may attend the graduation there or graduate locally.
The study schedule has been prepared by taking the busy lifestyle of our professionals into consideration. The MSc can be completed within one year including the dissertation. There is also the option of completing the learning components in the first year and the dissertation in the second year, with no additional fees.
There are two intakes per year, and this call for applications is for the January 2017 intake, where classes would be available either as a weekday option or as a weekend option.
Scholarships on offer
ESOFT has a CSR fund that is used for IT capacity development in the country, and over the past 18 months an amount in excess of 30 million rupees has been spent in donating brand new computer labs to rural and deserving schools. As an extension of this work, a total of Rs 10 million has been earmarked for awarding partial scholarships for students aiming for higher studies. We believe this is important as it makes a recognised higher education qualification more affordable to Sri Lankan professionals and thereby aids in capacity development of individuals and thereby the development of this country.
Submit your applications early by visiting www.esoft.lk/msc2017 and also have the opportunity of meeting high ranking representatives of Kingston University, UK in October.