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Information Systems and Management (MRes)

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  • Objectives
    This advanced interdisciplinary postgraduate programme culminates in a supervised research project. It also includes four taught modules including two on research methodologies; one for information systems/computer science and the other for the research of management. Apart from having a thorough grounding in two disparate research domains, students who complete this programme will also gain an in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge of particular areas, highly pertinent to the dynamic reconfigurations being driven by information and knowledge technologies in twenty-first-century organisations and markets. Depending on particular selections from the rich offerings of the advanced Masters units of the Schools of Management and the School of Computer Science and Information Systems, participants may study approaches, methods tools and techniques which they will be able to use in innovation and change in organisations and markets, problem analysis, evaluation and application of technologies, and research into new technologies. They will also have gained the necessary foundations for continuing onto an MPhil/PhD degree.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements A good first degree or MSc in Information Systems, Computer Science or Management. Joint-honours graduates in two of these fields are particularly welcome.
  • Academic Title
    Information Systems and Management (MRes)
  • Course description
    Full-time students undertake a one-year supervised research project, and also take two research methods modules and a further two taught modules focusing on the following areas:

    Information management

    -Innovation and change management
    -Information systems development
    -Advanced computing techniques.

    Part-time students undertake the research project and four taught modules over two years. Students select modules appropriate to their chosen research area. 

    The programme centres on the development of the dissertation.  Most subjects are taught in seminars and lectures but students are expected to take an interest in the Schools' extant research projects or to interest staff in research ideas that they are developing.  Research ideas flowing from student's practitioner experience are particularly welcomed.

    Students are required to submit coursework during the programme. Assessment is by the research project, written examinations, and the coursework.

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