Taught course

Information Systems

Institution
Kingston University · Computing and Information Systems
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Good honours degree or equivalent in an IS/IT subject or substantial work experience. Please note: each application is assessed on an individual basis and may be subject to additional requirements, such as undertaking short course(s), work experience and/or English language qualification(s). Meeting particular minimum entry requirements does not automatically guarantee a place.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Information systems, when used effectively, can give a business or organisation the competitive edge. They can also transform businesses, restructure organisations and streamline business processes. This course seeks to address the shortage of people who can operate at the interface of business and IT, and offers the chance to study a spectrum of relevant business and technical subjects.

  • This course is accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.
  • The career-enhancing programme is designed to build on your previous experience and education and allow you to tailor your learning to suit your individual career development, industry background and requirements of your organisation.
  • An industrial advisory board advises on all aspects of the curriculum to ensure that new concepts are introduced and that the course continues to meet the needs of business and industry.

What will you study

You will study the design, development and management of information systems to enable you to recognise and accommodate the increased rate of change and instability in the business and information environment created by social, economic, political and technical changes. You will gain an understanding of how information is used within an organisation, who uses it, the nature of the information, how it relates to decision making and how it contributes to organisational goals and objectives.

In addition to our pure Information Systems MSc you can choose to specialise in Health Information Management.

Course structure

The full MSc course consists of an induction programme, four taught modules, and project dissertation. Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.

Information Systems MSc modules

  • Modelling Enterprise Architectures
  • Data Management and Governance
  • eBusiness Strategy and Implementation
  • Agile Project Development
  • Project Dissertation

Information for international students

All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirements. For this course it is Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall with 6.0 in Writing and 5.5 in Reading, Listening and Speaking. http://www.kingston.ac.uk/international/studying-at-kingston/language-requirements/

Fees and funding

Please see http://www.kingston.ac.uk/postgraduate-course/information-systems-msc/fees-and-bursaries.html for further details.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24-36 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Phone
08448 547683/+44 (0)20 3308 9931