Information Systems Management, M.Sc.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    12100 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
    8000 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
University rank #601 (WUR) ,
Information Systems Management programme aims to provide students with a sound knowledge of planning and control of information systems. It gives students the skills and knowledge of tools to build effective systems incorporating databases and front-end, web-based technologies.

About

We live in a world increasingly dependent upon the use of technology and information. The art of representing information by technology is fast becoming an inexact and blurred science. The information engineer of the future must be equipped with the appropriate skills to meet these challenges. Managing various aspects of information systems used by companies is one of the key skills required by computing and IT specialists.

The programme develops students' ability to critically analyse information and effectively apply methods to understand information and information systems. Students are able to make informed decisions concerning the use of information systems in a business environment. In addition, they develop the project management skills required for IT consultancy and strategic decision making.

Through our short course centre opportunity may also be provided to study for the following professional qualifications: Microsoft Technology Associate Exams and Oracle Certified Associate (OCA).

Career options

Graduates from the programme can pursue careers as IT consultants or IT managers. Opportunities exist to develop a career managing teams in diverse areas such as banking computer systems, telecommunications, business and IT.

Accreditation

This programme is accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS) . The programme can lead to full exemption from the BCS Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Diploma Project.

Programme Structure

Full time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • PG Project (CIS) (60 credits)
  • System Modelling (15 credits)
  • Requirements Analysis & Methods (15 credits)
  • Organisational Awareness and Outsourcing (15 credits)
  • Project Management (15 credits)
  • Software Tools and Techniques (15 credits)
  • Strategic IT (15 credits)
  • Essential Professional and Academic Skills for Masters Students
  • English Language Support Course (for Postgraduate Students in the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences)

Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options.

  • Systems Design and Development (15 credits)
  • Managing IT Security and Risk (15 credits)
  • Web and Intranet Content Management (15 credits)

Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options.

  • Audit and Security (15 credits)
  • User Experience Design (15 credits)
  • Systems Development Management and Governance (15 credits)

Part time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • System Modelling (15 credits)
  • Requirements Analysis & Methods (15 credits)
  • Project Management (15 credits)
  • Strategic IT (15 credits)
  • Essential Professional and Academic Skills for Masters Students
  • English Language Support Course (for Postgraduate Students in the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences)

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • PG Project (CIS) (60 credits)
  • Organisational Awareness and Outsourcing (15 credits)
  • Software Tools and Techniques (15 credits)

Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options.

  • Systems Design and Development (15 credits)
  • Managing IT Security and Risk (15 credits)
  • Web and Intranet Content Management (15 credits)

Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options.

  • Audit and Security (15 credits)
  • User Experience Design (15 credits)
  • Systems Development Management and Governance (15 credits)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    60 ECTS 120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
Check if you match the admission requirements

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):

    180

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

Applicants should have:

A good first degree in information systems or a computing-related degree.

• Applicants with substantial commercial or industrial experience but lacking in formal qualifications should seek an interview with the programme leader.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12100 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Living costs for London

684 - 830 /month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

List of bursaries and scholarships

  • Access Scholarship
  • Alumni Progression Bursary
  • Aspire@Greenwich Scheme for learning resources
  • Care Leavers' Bursary
  • David Fussey Choral Exhibition Bursary
  • First Class Honours Bursary
  • Gravesend Rugby Football Bursary
  • Greenwich Hospital Bursary
  • Royal Navy and Royal Marines Bursary
  • Gurkha Personnel Bursary
  • Harry Persaud Scholarship
  • High Achievement Scholarship
  • John McWilliam bursary
  • Minerva Scholarship
  • National Scholarship Programme
  • Nationality Scholarship
  • People's Republic of China Scholarship
  • The Robert Holman Bursary
  • Sir William Boreman's Foundation Bursary

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