Taught course

Information Systems Management

De Montfort University · Faculty of Technology

Entry requirements

You should have the equivalent of a British Honours degree (2:2 minimum) in a relevant subject. We are happy to consider equivalent qualifications from anywhere in the world. If you have no formal academic qualifications but do have extensive industry experience we will consider your application on an individual basis.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This broad-ranging course concentrates on the latest tools, techniques and practices of information systems management. Covering object-orientated programming, computer systems and networking, advanced database design, web systems, technology change management and integration, an much more, the course exposes you to the most recent developments in both the theory and the practice of modern information systems.

The Computing MSc and Information Systems Management MSc, are very closely linked with a common first semester, giving you the option of changing between these courses before the Christmas vacation.

First semester (October - January)

- Object-Orientated Programming
- Database Systems and Design
- Computer Systems and Networks
- Systems Analysis and Design

Second semester (February to May)

- Research Methods, Professionalism and Ethics
- Management of Information Systems
- E-Commerce Systems
- Human Factors in Systems Design

Third Semester (June to September)

During your final semester you will work on your project/ dissertation, chosen by you and agreed by your project supervisor. Part-time students normally choose to work on their project over an entire academic year.

Optional placement

We offer a great opportunity to boost your career prospects through an optional one year placement as part of your postgraduate studies. We have a dedicated Placement Unit which will help you obtain this. Once on your placement you will be supported by your Visiting Tutor to ensure that you gain maximum benefit from the experience. Placements begin after the taught component of the course has been completed - usually around June - and last for one year. When you return from your work placement you will begin your project.


Accredited by the BCS (British Computer Society)

Information for international students

Useful information: http://www.dmu.ac.uk/international - If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent when you start the course is essential - On-site accommodation - A number of English Language courses are run for international students before courses begin in September

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24-72 months


full time
8 months
part time
24 months


part time
12 months
full time
4 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations42
Written coursework / continuous assessment25
Dissertation33 (12000 words)

Course contact details

Technology Admissions
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