This course is ideal if you want to combine current academic knowledge and skills in information systems (IS) with leading industry practice.
- Accredited by the BCS (The Chartered Institute for IT)
- Full membership of SAP University Alliance / SAP University Competence Centers (UCC)
- Newly built state-of-the-art laboratories, computing equipment and software.
- Optional placement year in industry
The MSc Information Systems aims to provide a bridge between technology and management, preparing you to succeed in an information systems-rich environment.
The course will give you the knowledge and skills to pursue a career in Information Systems management. This area is pivotal in understanding how computing technologies can be successfully used to enhance the operational effectiveness and strategic competitiveness of organisations.
The course explores areas of computing fundamentals to the use and implementation of IT as a tool to support the organisational objectives. These include:
- Information systems analysis and design
- IT for strategic management
- IT infrastructure
- Cloud-based service infrastructure
- Database systems technology
The course also aims to instill sound academic & professional skills required for lifelong learning and development - for example, skills in research methods, critical thinking & analysis, academic and professional report writing, and communication skills.
There is also an opportunity to apply for an Industrial Placement (Internship), with assistance from our placements team.
Note: The course runs over 18 months (30 months if taking the optional placement).
Managing Emerging Technologies
This module examines the management issues presented by the emerging data technologies which support Big Data, business intelligence, enterprise systems, Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud technologies.
Information Systems Management and Strategy
Learn about the development and effects of strategic planning mechanisms that meet the needs of organisations today. Using case studies, you will explore the theory and practice of both the business and technical domains.
Information Systems Analysis Modelling and Design
The module introduces you to a number of database technologies and the specification, design, development and implementation of information systems. This module also introduces you to concepts of ERP and SAP ERP.
The Research Methods module provides you with basic research training and a good grounding in research methods and techniques. It will allow you to begin research and carry out basic research projects which can be developed in the future.
Project and Change Management
This module takes a structured approach to project management (PM) that refers to several PM methods that may be found in industry while following a well-tried set of steps that make a complex subject easier to learn.
Operational and Analytical Databases
In this module, you will be research how data and the quality of data within database systems can be leveraged by organisations. You will research how data mining and data warehousing are used within leading-edge decision support, mobile, web and roaming databases.
Explore the development and operation of computer networks, communication architecture and protocol layering, and fundamental aspects of distributed systems and applications of networking.
The dissertation module is the culmination of your masters study. You will research in depth a problem area that you have identified. The problem area will be relevant to your award and will be at the forefront of technology.
Plus a choice of one of the following:
Engineering Internet Applications
This module provides in-depth, hands-on experience of designing, implementing and testing Internet applications. A practical assignment will be assessed by a report and demonstration.
Media Editing and Multimedia Applications
Explore leading edge media development technology and ideas in the area of advanced multimedia.