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MSc-PGDip-PGCert Information Systems Management

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  • Objectives
    Gain a thorough understanding of the latest technology and its application to industrial and commercial environments Enhance or change your career Be taught by research leaders for a competitive advantage Gain exemption from the British Computer Society Part 1 examinations
  • Entry requirements
    -The Faculty welcomes applications from UK and international graduates in any discipline, and from professionals with relevant computing experience -Good Honours degree -Students without academic qualifications but with extensive industry experience will be considered on an individual basis -Applicants may be invited to an interview as part of the selection process (either in person or by telephone).
  • Academic Title
    MSc/PGDip/PGCert Information Systems Management
  • Course description

    The course is designed to equip you with the skills needed to manage and develop the information systems within an organisation. The blend of a postgraduate, commercially-oriented information system management qualification with a first degree has proved very attractive to employers. The course is made up of a three week induction unit along with eight taught modules and a major project. The taught modules are made up of five compulsory modules and three optional modules.

    The compulsory modules are:

    Object-Orientated Programming
    Web Systems
    Computer Systems and Networks
    Advanced Database Systems
    Technology Change Management and Integration.

    You can choose three from the following optional modules:

    Management of Information Systems
    Artificial Intelligence
    Human Factors in Systems Design
    Systems Analysis and Design
    E-Commerce Systems

    Attendance modes are designed to be as flexible as possible. It is possible to switch to the MSc Computing at any time during the first semester, or to MSc IT during the first month. The course can be taken in full-time mode over one year or in part-time mode in anything from two to six years. In full-time mode, four taught modules are delivered during each 15 week semester, and the project is carried out during the summer period. Part-time students will typically take two modules per semester over two years then complete their project in a third year.


    Each taught module includes three hours of lectures, tutorials or labs per week and full-time students are expected to study for about ten hours each week per module. The taught modules are assessed wholly by coursework or by a combination of coursework and examination.

    Career opportunities

    Due to the variety and depth of this course, students are able to find work in a number of fields such as IT or information systems management within industry, commerce, scientific and government organisations.

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