Taught course

Information Technology, Management and Organisational Change (MRes/MA)

Lancaster University · Management School

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Entry requirements

2:1 Hons degree (UK or equivalent) in any subject. This is a multi-disciplinary programme and as such it is suited to students from a wide variety of backgrounds such as business and management, social sciences, arts and humanities, computer science and engineering. Relevant work experience is beneficial but not essential.

We may also consider non-standard applicants, please contact us for information.

Months of entry


Course content

Information technology is no longer a solely or primarily a technical issue. Not enough consultants, systems developers or managers understand the critical interplay between technology, organisations and change. This unique course gives you the skills to do just that.

Designing, developing, implementing and managing information technology requires a thorough understanding of the ways in which organisational change is managed. You will develop your knowledge of these key themes along with strategic impact, organisational implications and business value of information technology. You will be encouraged to think through the social and ethical dimensions relating to technology. You will also look at the role of consultancy, business analysis and the management of projects, and explore the current and future technological landscape.

The programme attracts high-calibre students across all backgrounds, countries and genders. We do not aim to produce IT managers or computing wizards. Instead we offer students an advanced grounding in key areas of IT and management. Our teaching combines academic rigour with business-relevant content thanks to close collaboration with industry partners. This includes unpacking theoretical frameworks in relation to real-life case studies.

Our teaching is research-led and taught by specialists. Guest industry speakers will introduce you to current challenges. You will also have the opportunity to tailor one module each term to your interests such as cyber security, e-business, e-marketing and human resource management.

In our 16 week-long company challenge, you will be asked to develop ideas regarding a specific issue, present a proposal and produce a white paper. This company research internship, with firms such as IBM and KPMG, often forms the basis of your dissertation. Alternatively, you can pursue a dissertation topic of your own choice

There is a gap in the marketplace for managing change through technology, so the skills you gain will be highly sought-after by employers. Many graduates pursue careers in technology management, management consultancy, change or project management, IT consulting or business analysis. They work across the world in start-ups through the prestigious multinationals. Others use this programme as a springboard to their PhD.

Information for international students

Details of entry requirements for international students can be found here: Grade Equivalencies

Proof of english language is required from non-native english speakers. We require IELTS with an overall score of 7.0, with no less than 6.0 in any element, or an approved equivalent.

If your score is below our requirements, we may consider you for one of our pre-sessional english language programmes.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students


Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MRes
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

LUMS Course Enquiries
+44 (0)1524 592938