Taught course

Information Systems

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

Entry requirements

This course is open to anyone with a good UK honours degree – at least a 2:2 – or the international equivalent, whatever the subject. We might also consider your application if you a have a lower-level computing qualification, together with substantial professional experience in the field

International students can find out more at mmu.ac.uk/international

Months of entry


Course content


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

Whatever their product or service, their aims or agendas, any large organisation today counts on the systems that move, store and process information in one form or another. This course will help you master those systems.

With us, you’ll explore databases, object oriented programming, systems analysis, networks, digital media systems and information systems strategy. It’s a conversion course, designed to let you move into the field from another discipline or – if you’ve already made a start on your career in this area – to develop vital skills to drive your professional progression.

To start with, you’ll learn the principles and practice of object oriented and web programming, how to develop and support digital media systems development, and the key aspects of strategic and project management in this field.

Then you can chart your own direction – choosing to study a topic like mobile computing or emerging enterprise technology, before you tackle your masters project. You’ll have plenty of support along the way, but it’s a solo project designed to develop confidence, autonomy and self-sufficiency – qualities that can take you far in the workplace.

So, by the time you leave us, you’ll be ready to develop programmes, analyse systems, harness databases, manage IS projects and lead strategic planning. In other words, you’ll be equipped for a wide range of roles within information systems.

Core units:

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

  • Enterprise Programming
  • Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing
  • Data Management and Machine Learning

Assessment will be through coursework, examination and dissertation.

Career prospects

Information Systems is a field that’s vital for large-scale organisations across a range of sectors, so it paves the way to a wide range of career paths – including database management and development, business analysis, programming and web development, to name a few.

Study with us and you’ll follow in the footsteps of graduates who have gone on to become software developers, web developers and more – working with the likes of Barclays, Autotrader, AZoNetwork and Realtime Despatch. Your masters could also provide a foundation for further studies – going on to do a PhD – whether staying with Manchester Met or going elsewhere.

You’ll have specialist support of our careers service from day one, and for three years after you leave us. Between the services available through the School of Computing, Mathematics and Digital Technology and the University’s Career Service, you’ll have access to everything from employer events and careers fair to employability skills workshops and dedicated 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
+44 (0)161 247 6969