Taught course

Information Systems

Manchester Metropolitan University · School of Computing, Mathematics and Digital Technology

Entry requirements

Open to non-computing graduates with at least a second-class honours degree or to those with a good sub-degree qualification in computing and substantial relevant work experience in computing.

Months of entry


Course content


This conversion course is aimed at graduates from a non-computing discipline.

Information Systems is concerned with software (and to a lesser extent hardware) that gathers, stores, processes and manages data and communications within an organisation and is at the heart of any large scale enterprise. The key areas of study are databases, object oriented programming, systems analysis, networks, digital media systems and information systems management and strategy. The course is designed to enable a career change to Information Systems or update and broaden knowledge and skills if you are already working in the field.

A third of your MSc will consist of a solo Information Systems project with individual supervision normally in a non-technical area. This is supported by a series of seminars/workshops, but the emphasis is on student-centred learning and recognises expectations about student autonomy, typical of postgraduate level and also is part of the strategy to enhance your employability through the development of confidence, self-awareness and self-sufficiency. It is possible to switch between MSc Information Systems and MSc Computing as you develop your areas of specialism and own interests in this exciting field.

Core units

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

Option units

  • Enterprise Programming
  • Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing
  • Data Management and Machine Learning
  • Emerging Technologies for Enterprise

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.

Careers support is available from the moment you join us, throughout your time here, and for up to three years after the completion of your course. We have a range of services available through the School of Computing, Mathematics and Digital Technology and the University Careers Service including dedicated careers and employability advisors.

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
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International students
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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 http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/fees/

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Team
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