I guess I always knew that after I received my bachelors, I would want to continue my education into a Master’s degree. However, I was not sure when I would be able to accomplish this goal. I’ve heard good things about the MSc programme from Coventry University at the Middle East College, and it was important to me that the university was highly ranked in the UK and internationally. The other fact that petitioned me was the course content. The MSc programme in IT covers everything that I want. Therefore it was a true life-changing accomplishment for me being a recent graduate of the MSc programme in IT. I can confidently claim that the programme's skills and experiences have allowed me to develop into a confident student and researcher without a doubt. I believe it resulted from the support and encouragement of the MEC faculty and their passion. The scope of topics taught during the program’s lecture hours, along with literary events held by both the English and Postgraduate Departments throughout the year, allow for a genuinely immersive postgraduate experience.
The programme encouraged debate and questioning of ideas promoting independent thinking and allowed for unique ideas to be heard and discussed without any given feeling like having to recount a text. Unique ideas for in-class assignments were encouraged and allowed students to adapt and improve their research interests throughout the year, which allowed me to map the development of my research before beginning my thesis. The binding together of academic writing to desirable employment traits, through such aspects as conference organization, has given me the self-assurance to enter the research publication world knowing that I possess the skills and confidence to pursue papers publication. Throughout my experience as a student of MSc IT, I felt fully supported by every lecturer I met; as are a result, I felt there has been no question or observation that was too big or too small when discussing the study material and assignments. Group discussions are at the core of every lecture and allowed me and my classmates to expand our academic thinking by engaging with the many views one often finds within an educational institution. Once it came to starting thesis work, the groundwork and support had already been well-established and made the entire experience a pleasure to plunge me in. I look back on my time in college with nothing but glimmering memories. I do encourage anyone interested in expanding and refining their literary and research skills to participate in the programme. It has been a remarkably enjoyable experience from start to finish.
Ashraf Al Jaffari
MEC graduate from Master of Science in Information Technology