Entry requirements for this course are normally:
- An Honours degree (2:1 or above) in a Business Computing, Information Systems or IT (Information Technology) related subject or equivalent professional qualification
- Applicants with other appropriate profession qualifications will be considered on an individual basis
If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 7.0 overall with no element lower than 6.5, or equivalent. Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our Where are you from information pages.
Months of entry
This course is specifically aimed at International students, supporting those wishing to gain practical work based experiential learning. Together with studying your chosen course we are offering you the opportunity to secure a placement* for an additional 6 months, making the course 18 months in length. This allows students with limited experience to put into practice the skills and techniques developed throughout the Master’s degree.
Information Systems (IS) as a discipline is a combination of Information Technology (IT) systems, business analysis, organisational and management theory, psychology and sociology that have found their home in information systems. This is largely because these diverse areas are now required in increasingly complex organisational environments. Information systems are designed to collect, process, store, and distribute information.
This course has been designed to equip graduates from computing, computing in business and related disciplines, with the advanced level skills to analyse, model, design, evaluate and manage information systems successfully within an organisation.
In the context of this course we assume the term ‘information systems (IS)’ involves computer technology. However, the course places some emphasis on the human and organisational aspects of information systems rather than on the computer systems that may form part of them. The course aims to:
- to provide you with the advanced knowledge and skills necessary to develop and accelerate your career in the IS industry or related research environment.
- to develop further proficiency in the varied aspects of the strategic, tactical and operational management of information systems.
- to develop the skills and attitudes required to meet the organisational demands for both individual performance and effective team-working in IS/IT projects and environments.
On completion of the course you should possess the necessary skills to be able to manage operational change. This will allow you to compete for management positions that bridge the perceived business/IT gap, such as project management, change management and business systems analysis, design and management.
*Please see the placement section for more details.
Fees and funding
Please check our website for fee information
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time18 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- +44 (0)1484 957507