Taught course

Information Systems

Institution
University of Sheffield · Information School
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

You’ll need at least a good 2:1 in any subject. Relevant work experience is an advantage but we’ll give consideration to candidates without experience.

If you don’t have a first degree, but you have other qualifications and relevant work experience, you may be able to take the PGDip or PGCert.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This course is accredited by CILIP

This CILIP-accredited course will prepare you for a career in the private or the public sector. It’s run in partnership with the Department of Computer Science so you can specialise in either a technical computing route or an organisational and information-focused route.

You’ll acquire valuable transferable skills such as presentation and report writing. We can help develop your skills as an information systems leader.

If you have little or no relevant work experience, the standard course is for you. If you’re more experienced, you should take the Professional Enhancement Programme

Professional Enhancement Programme
The Professional Enhancement Programme is designed for experienced professionals. The emphasis is on helping you re-evaluate the way you work in the context of new and emerging ideas.
As an experienced professional, you’ll take fewer core modules than students who are starting from scratch. This leaves you free to choose more optional modules, so you can focus on what’s most relevant to you in your job.

Teaching
You can expect a mix of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical laboratory classes, group work, online discussion, case studies and lectures by visiting speakers.

Assessment
You'll be assessed using a wide variety of methods including essays, reports, small projects, in-class tests, presentations, posters, group work and a research-based dissertation.

Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/courses

Information for international students

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
36 months
full time
12 months

PGDip

full time
9 months
part time
18 months

PGCert

part time
12 months
full time
6 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
Email
informationschool-admissions@sheffield.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)114 222 2646