Taught course

Knowledge and Information Systems Management

University of Southampton · School of Management

Entry requirements

Minimum upper second-class degree from a UK university, or equivalent overseas/professional qualification; applications assessed on individual merit. IELTS – 6.5 overall with 6.5 in reading and writing, 6.0 in listening and speaking is required

Months of entry


Course content

This course introduces the effective analysis, design, delivery and use of knowledge and information systems in organisations and society; it provides an basis for a career or research in knowledge and information systems management; NB it does not cover information technology topics such as hardware, programming and software engineering. The programme provides an excellent basis for those people who wish to have careers in knowledge and information systems management or carry out research in the discipline. It is particularly suitable both for recent graduates in strongly technical disciplines and for recent graduates in general management fields. The programme does not cover information technology topics such as hardware, programming and software engineering, though students will be expected to do some hands-on work, for example in developing web applications.

Modules:E-business and human-computer interaction; information systems management and development; information systems strategy; introduction to knowledge and information systems management; knowledge management and expert systems; qualitative and quantitative research; problem structuring; systems thinking; web applications; dissertation.
Plus 2 relevant optional modules from: Consultancy Skills, Simulation, Credit Scoring and Data Mining, Project Risk Management, Business Ethics.

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Fees and funding



Qualification and course duration


part time
30 months
full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations35
Written coursework / continuous assessment50
Dissertation15 (15000 words)

Course contact details

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