Information systems support and deliver organisational goals and processes. For example, information systems manage information flows and help to capture and share knowledge so that organisations make the most of their collective experience and knowledge.
An additional course unit in industrial applications helps you to bridge the gap between academic knowledge and the deployment of that knowledge in organisations. The course unit introduces you to a wide variety of external speakers and real case-studies, and encourages you to develop report-writing and presentational skills to analyse cutting-edge technology issues across the public and private sectors.
Full entry requirements
Academic entry qualification overview: An Upper Second class honours degree, or the overseas equivalent, in a computing-related discipline.
All students are required to be proficient in spoken and written English. In order to be accepted onto an MSc programme in the School of Computer Science applicants need to provide evidence of having achieved the required level in one of the following english language qualifications:
-IELTS score of 6.5 minimum (writing 6)
-TOEFL 600+ with 5 in the TWE
-Computer Based TOEFL 250 with 5 in TWE
-Cambridge Proficiency Grade 'C'
If you envisage any difficulties in satisfying our English language requirements then please do let us know. The University offer a number of excellent pre-sessional English courses designed specifically to help international students meet our requirements prior to the start of their programmes.
Teaching and learning
The postgraduate taught programmes reflect the focus of research areas within the School of Computer Science. They are also informed by the needs of employers through feedback from companies at the forefront of information technology on the School's Industrial Advisory Board.
Postgraduate programmes are modular, with some of the course units common to the different degree programmes. Teaching takes the form of lectures, tutorials and, where relevant applying knowledge received practically in laboratories. The programmes are full-time and it is anticipated that you will spend around 40 hours per week on your studies, preparing for lectures, tutorials and laboratories. Programmes are assessed through a combination of coursework, examinations and the completion of a dissertation.
Progression and assessment
The programme consists of 105 credits of taught material and a 75 credit dissertation. The assessment of the taught material is a mixture of coursework and examination, and includes a unit aimed at developing your research skills prior to the start of the dissertation project.