Information Systems and Management (MSc)

Year of entry

2018

Start date

October 2018

Location

Central London

Status

Fully Approved

Duration

One year full-time or two years part-time

Attendance

Four days a week full-time or three evenings a week part-time, October to September

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
  • research into, or development and deployment of, new information-based technologies.

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.

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Highlights

  • Focuses on information systems project management.
  • Provides graduates with a first degree in information systems, computer science or management, with opportunities to deepen and broaden their knowledge.
  • Develops appropriate foundations for continuing on to an MPhil/PhD in information systems or technology management.
  • You will have 24-hour access to several laboratories of networked PCs with a range of language compilers, databases, and project management and other application software. We are connected, via the SuperJANET network, to the computers of other academic institutions in London, elsewhere in the UK and abroad.
  • In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), more than 75% of our research outputs in Computer Science were ranked world-leading or internationally excellent.
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Course structure

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 two 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.

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      Compulsory modules

      Option modules

      Dissertation modules

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