Informatics with Management Studies PgDip-MSc

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  • Objectives
    This MSc gives you maximum flexibility to design your own course, allowing you to choose a personal portfolio of modules from the full range of masters-level modules offered within the Faculty of Computing, Information Systems and Mathematics. This freedom of choice allows you to tailor the course to meet your current and future educational and career needs. In response to the needs of the industry, this course is offered with a management studies option. This innovative new combined course will enable you to develop key business and management skills and is ideal for students with a background in IT/computing who wish to specialise in a chosen area of IT while also developing the broad skill set and knowledge needed to fast-track their career in leading and managing successful teams and projects.
  • Academic title
    Informatics with Management Studies PgDip/MSc
  • Course description
    What will you study?
    You will study 7 modules of your choice from the comprehensive range offered by the Faculty. The modules that you choose to study can be based on your current or future career requirements or may be chosen purely depending on your area of interest and/or expertise. You will also undertake the core module on Research Methods and learn about various investigative techniques.

    Following the ‘with management studies’ route, you will learn the fundamentals of marketing, finance and/or managing people and organisations, which will set your technical knowledge in a management context.

    Course structure
    Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.

    The course structure comprises one core module in Research Methods, seven option modules (including at least two management studies options) and a research project. Advice and guidance will be available on your choice of modules and any prerequisites or preparatory work relating to the modules you wish to study.

    Core modules
    -Research Methods
    -Project/Dissertation (MSc Only)

    Option modules
    -Broadband and Mobile Network
    -Building E-Business
    -Component-Based Software Engineering
    -Corporate Data and Database Management
    -Developing Object-Orientated Solutions
    -Digital Communications
    -Electronic Commerce Technologies
    -Enterprise Networking
    -Geographical Information Fundamentals
    -Internet Map Services
    -Internet Wireless Networks
    -Knowledge Management
    -Location-Based Services, Applications and Technologies
    -Multimedia Communications
    -Network Design and Management
    -Network Operating Systems
    -Network Security
    -Programming in Java
    -Projects and Risk Management
    -Requirements Engineering and Management
    -Secure and Dependable Computing
    -Software Engineering Tools
    -Software Quality Assurance
    -Spatial Information Analysis and Modelling
    -Strategic Information Systems for E-Business
    -TCP/IP Networks
    -Usability Engineering
    -Visualisation and Image Processing
    -Wireless Communications
    -Web Development in Java
    -IT and Entrepreneurship

    Management Options
    -Financial Resource Management
    -Managing People and Organisations

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