Taught course

Information Systems

Manchester Metropolitan University · Faculty of Science and Engineering

Entry requirements

You will normally have at least a second-class UK Honours degree (or international equivalent) in a non-computing subject, or a good sub-degree qualification in computing and substantial work experience in computing.

Months of entry


Course content

Aiming to equip you whether you want to work in the IT industry, are already employed in it, or anticipate a research path ahead, this course allows a breadth of study while allowing for some specialisation through unit choice and project. It is possible to transfer between MSc Information Systems and MSc Computing as you develop your own interests in IT.

Supported by a dedicated team of technical staff, the School has excellent computing facilities including specialist Mac and PC laboratories with industry standard software and a state-of-the-art computer usability lab. Research in the school was rated highly in the most recent national Research Assessment Exercise, with some of our research rated as world leading.

Core units

  • Object Oriented and Web Programming
  • Information and Digital Media Systems
  • Information Systems Management and Strategy
  • MSc Information Systems Project

Option units

  • Data Science
  • Enterprise Programming
  • Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing

In addition, a range of optional specialist units adds to this versatile Information Systems qualification. Units may vary from year to year, reflecting the rapidly-changing IT industry. The project is non-technical.

Classes are concentrated on certain days of the week to facilitate part-time students’ attendance and allow full-time students to undertake part-time employment if necessary. Especially useful in the case of missed classes, the online virtual learning environment – using Moodle – provides extensive access to lectures, course materials and assessment information. Assessment will be through coursework, examination and dissertation.

Career prospects

In keeping with the pace of change, and the wide variety of professional roles in the IT industry, most of our courses offer a breadth of study along with some specialisation depending on unit choice and final project. Our MSc graduates have successfully gained employment in IT and a wide range of industries, or have gone on to further study along the PhD route.

Information for international students

For more information to support your studies in the UK, including course details, how to apply, and living in the UK visit www.mmu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

UK students
Full-time UK/EU £6,030. Part-time UK/EU £1,005 per 30 credit unit. MSc = 180 credits.
International students
Non-EU international £12,200.

This MSc programme is eligible for a PEP fee scholarship for September 2014 entry. For more information, visit http://www.sci-eng.mmu.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate-courses/pep/

Please check the latest Postgraduate prospectus for information on the tuition fees for each course. For further information on potential sources of funding for postgraduate students, visit www.mmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
36 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Team
+44 (0)161 247 6969