This mid-career Master's degree in Information Systems and Management is designed for those with a degree in information systems, computing or management; or those with extensive experience in the use of information systems in organisations, or the management of IT. It will build on your understanding of information systems and management, offering the opportunity to study at an advanced level within or across several areas, including information systems project management, development and change management, and computing-based innovation.
Students who complete the programme successfully will have gained an in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge in their chosen area of study, which they will be able to use in: analysis of problems; evaluation of technology options; deployment of appropriate solutions; and research into, or development and deployment of, new information-based technologies.
Those who hold the Prince2® Foundation and Practitioner qualification in project management will gain credit for their previous external study, while those who do not will have the opportunity to gain this useful external certification. The use and management of information systems in organisations is emphasised. For those entering with management qualifications, study of information systems development and related material is required.
PRINCE2® is a Registered Trade Mark and a Registered Community Trade Mark of the Office of Government Commerce, and is registered in the US Patent and Trademark Office.
How to apply
Application deadlines and interviews
You should apply as early as possible.
Information Systems and Management (MSc) (Part-time)
Information Systems and Management (MSc) (Full-time)
You take a mixture of computing, information systems and management modules selected according to your qualifications on entry. The choice of an implementation project or research dissertation is open to all students completing the taught requirement.
The following 2 modules are compulsory for all students: Information Systems; and Project Management for Informatics.
The Introduction to Software Development module is compulsory for students without a computing or information systems degree or appropriate experience, and may be taken as an option by other students.
You choose from a selection of option modules to complete the programme requirement (subject to availability and agreement by the programme director).
This list of modules is not exhaustive and you may request to take other relevant modules from the Master's programmes of the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems or the Department of Management, subject to availability and approval by the programme director.
Please note that not all option modules may be offered every year. Note also that, in any one year, some modules may be offered only during the day or only in the evening.
Dissertation modules (choose 1)
A good Bachelor's degree in computing, information systems or management. Joint honours graduates in 2 of these fields are particularly welcome.
Applicants without the specified degree-level qualification but with significant information systems development experience will also be considered.
International entry requirements
If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.
Visit the International section of our website to find out more about our English language entry requirements and relevant requirements by country.
Part-time home/EU students: £
paFull-time home/EU students: £
paPart-time overseas students: £
paFull-time overseas students: £
Payment and Fees Discounts
Funding and Financial Support
Careers and employability
Teaching and assessment
Most subjects are taught in seminars and lectures.
Assessment is by dissertation or project, written examinations and coursework.