Taught course

Management and Information Systems: Change and Development

The University of Manchester · School of Environment and Development

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a good first degree or an equivalent qualification (eg a Postgraduate Diploma). Candidates who do not meet this criterion may be admitted if satisfactory evidence of postgraduate study, research or professional experience can be provided. Applicants not meeting these requirements may register for a nine-month Postgraduate Diploma programme and subsequently proceed to the Masters programme. Professional Entry Qualifications: Given the focus on information systems rather than just information technology, prior computing expertise is not a pre-requisite for entry onto the programme. Applicants are expected to have one years full-time or two years part-time work experience.

Months of entry


Course content

The aim of this programme is to close that gap by training individual staff to become hybrid managers. Hybrid managers are those who understand both the job of management in its organisational setting and the role, management and jargon of information systems. These individuals will be in a strong position to lead the successful development and implementation of new information systems in their organisations. A range of optional modules provides an opportunity to satisfy specialist hybrid manager knowledge and skill requirements.

Information for international students

Normal standard entry requirements are IELTS 7.0, with minimum writing score 7; TOEFL 623, with 5.0 TWE; Computer-based TOEFL 263, with 5.0 TWE; Grade C Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English or Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English.

Fees and funding

British Council, DfiD, employer, aid organisations, UN organisations, World Bank, self. For funding information see; http://www.manchester.ac.uk/idpm/postgraduate/about/funding.htm

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations33
Written coursework / continuous assessment34
Dissertation33 (12000 words)

Course contact details

Recruitment and Admissions Office: School of Environment and Development (SED)
+44 (0) 161 275 0969
+44(0)161 - 275 0421