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Information Systems Management MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert

Information Systems Management MSc is specially designed to meet the need for technically able graduates who are ideally suited to a management role in charge of information systems.

Overview

Reasons to study Information Systems Management at De Montfort University:

If you have an enthusiasm for information systems, want to learn the very latest theory and practice and see yourself progressing into a management role, then this is the ideal course for you.

It is broad-ranging and concentrates on the latest tools, techniques and practices of information systems management. Covering object-oriented programming, computer systems and networking, advanced database design, web systems, technology change management and integration, and much more; the course exposes you to the most recent developments in both the theory and practice of modern information systems.

Computing MSc and Information Systems Management MSc are very closely linked, with a common first semester, giving you the option of changing between these courses at the end of the first semester.

The course is suitable for people with a wide variety of backgrounds. No previous experience of IT or computing is needed, but you will need some aptitude for logical analysis and for taking an organisational perspective. The most essential requirements for entry to this course are an enthusiasm for the subject and an enquiring mind.

Reasons to study Information Systems Management at DMU

  • Improve your career prospects - recent full-time graduates are earning an average of £42,667 within six months of completing this course (DLHE 2013/14)
  • Modern organisations and businesses rely on information systems to enable both operations and decision making support, and it is a rapidly growing area for employment
  • Study both the technical side of programming and systems, and the organisational context in which they sit
  • Benefit from our history of more than 50 years of research and teaching in computing and technology, allowing you to gain academic expertise and knowledge whilst you study
  • Further your professional development and systems management skills, and use the course as a springboard to a management-level role
  • Our graduates are highly sought after and are working in a wide variety of organisations, from small consultancies to large, multinational companies in roles such as IT managers, systems consultants, and software developers

 

Scholarships

At DMU, we are committed to helping our graduates enhance their careers and personal development through further study. We are proud to currently offer two scholarships.

Vice-Chancellor’s 2020 Scholarship
Up to 50 per cent of tuition fees offered to Home/EU DMU alumni for students who wish to continue their studies at DMU by enrolling on a Postgraduate taught course. For more information visit our Vice-Chancellor’s 2020 Scholarship.

Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarship
Up to £6,000 worth of support available to full-time UK and EU undergraduate and postgraduate students, starting in September 2016. For more information visit our Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarship.

International Scholarships

Find out about available scholarships and country specific fee discounts for international students.

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Computing MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert

 

  • UK/EU
  • International

Key facts for UK/EU students

Duration: One year full-time (with optional one year placement available), 18 months for January starts, two to six years part-time

Fees and funding: £5,100

EU Students: Find out about student loan information, the LoveEU bundle and scholarships for 2016.

Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarship worth up to £6,000.

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

Additional costs and optional extras associated with this course

Contact us: For more information complete our online enquiry form or call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

Key facts for international students

Duration: One year full-time (with optional one year placement available), 18 months for January starts, two to six years part-time

Fees and funding: £12,700

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

Additional costs and optional extras associated with this course.

How to apply: International students can apply to study at DMU directly using our online portal or direct application form

Contact us: For more information complete our online enquiry form or call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

Entry criteria

You should have the equivalent of a British Honours degree (2:2 minimum) in a relevant subject.

We are happy to consider equivalent qualifications from anywhere in the world.

If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent when you start the course is essential. English Language tuition, delivered by our British Council accredited Centre for English Language Learning, is available both before and throughout the course if you need it.

If you have no formal academic qualifications but do have extensive industry experience we will consider your application on an individual basis.

 

 

If you feel you would like to talk to us about your qualifications before submitting an application please do not hesitate to call or email using the contact details below.

Whilst the University tries to ensure that all of its programmes run as advertised it is sometimes necessary to make significant changes to the structure of the programmes or to discontinue a programme entirely if for instance there are insufficient student numbers or staff changes. This will sometimes happen between an offer being made and enrolment.

Where changes are made the University will endeavour to inform applicants as early as possible to minimise the potential disruption to the application process. Where possible an alternative programme will be offered in a similar subject area.

In cases where programmes are changed or discontinued the University will send a communication to you electronically and/or by hard copy outlining your options.

Structure and assessment

 

Course modules

Teaching and assessments

Academic expertise

 

 

First semester (October to January)

  • Object-Oriented Programming covers the theory and practice of modern programming, enabling you to design, develop and implement object-oriented programs and appreciate these disciplines from a management perspective
  • Database Systems and Design addresses the analysis of data storage requirements and the design of complex relational databases to meet those requirements. This module makes extensive use of commercial and industrial case studies
  • Computer Systems and Networks explains the technical infrastructure upon which modern computer systems and networks are run. It provides a sufficient level of understanding of hardware, operating systems, systems software, network protocols and topologies to enable you to appreciate the use of computer systems and networks in commerce and industry, to be able to construct a technical specification for a computer system, and to select an appropriate system
  • Systems Analysis and Design covers the theory and practice of systems analysis and design, and introduces the internationally recognised UML modelling language. Extensive use of case studies allows the application of selected UML techniques, and Computer Assisted Software Engineering (CASE) tools are used to support the development of complex UML models

 

 

Second semester (February to May)

  • Research Methods, Professionalism and Ethics links the teaching of social, ethical, legal and professional issues with an overview of research approaches and methodologies. This module is important for your professional development and is also a central preparation for the final project/dissertation
  • Management of Information Systems enables you to set computing developments in a broader social, economic and business context. It introduces many of the skills needed to effectively manage IS/IT projects within organisations
  • E-Commerce Systems develops a conceptual understanding of the management and support of e-commerce systems within an organisation. This module provides a critical awareness of strategy issues, the provision of information and the support of such systems, and examines the process of e-commerce systems development. There is a detailed study of the strategy process, and the benefits of e-commerce are explored with reference to current research
  • Human Factors in Systems Design introduces and explores the human factors and issues that need to be considered when designing interactive systems. You will develop skills enabling you to design effective and usable interactive systems. You will also learn how to evaluate the usability and appropriateness of competing designs

Third semester (June to September)

During the final semester you will work on your project/dissertation, chosen by you and agreed with your project supervisor. Part-time students normally choose to work on their project over an entire academic year.

 

 

The course can be studied either full-time over one year or part-time for two–six years, beginning in September each year (a January start date may also be available).

There will be two- or three-week vacations at Christmas and New Year (December/January) and Easter (March/April), and some students also take a brief break in June or July before completing their dissertation.

Teaching will include formal lectures, tutorials and laboratories. You will also be expected to undertake independent study and research to support your assignments and dissertation. Assessment will be by various group and individual methods including exams, projects, presentations, written essays and reports.

 

 

 

You will normally be expected to attend a two-week induction in September, to prepare you for modules taught in semester one.

Contact and learning hours
You will normally attend 3 hours of timetabled taught sessions each week for each module undertaken during term time, for full time study this would be 12 hours per week during term time. You are expected to undertake around 24 further hours of independent study and assignments as required per week. Alternate study modes and entry points may change the timetabled session available, please contact us for details.

 

The Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility is internationally recognised for its applied research expertise. In a world where individuals, businesses and governments increasingly depend on information and communication technologies, this acclaimed research centre is looked to for authoritative advice on their social, organisational and ethical impacts. Our experts collaborate with a range of worldwide partners assessing implications and shaping codes of practice.

 

 

Facilities and features

Facilities

The University has its own Advanced Mobile Robotics & Intelligent Agents Laboratory situated in Gateway House.

The Advanced Mobile Robotics & Intelligent Agents Laboratory contains a variety of mobile robots ranging from the Lego Mindstorm to the Wheelbarrow robot for bomb disposal.

This facility provides excellent resources for teaching and research.

Mobile Robotics is taught as an option at undergraduate level as well as on the Artificial Intelligence with Robotics BSc programme. On the Intelligent Systems and Robotics MSc programme students will be exposed to the more advanced techniques.

The Centre for Computational Intelligence (CCI) conducts research into use of computational intelligence techniques on mobile robots and encourages PhD applications in this field. 

Learning zones

Our comfortable and well-equipped study areas provide a range of environments to suit your needs.

Originally set up in our main Kimberlin Library, the learning zones proved so popular that more were created in the Eric Wood building and Greenhouse. These flexible spaces are ideal whether you are working as a group, practising a presentation or working quietly on your own.

They feature workstations with power supplies for laptops, plus bookable syndicate rooms with interactive whiteboards and DVD players. Eduroam wi-fi is available across all campus locations.

Library services

We have 1,500 study places and 650 computer workstations across four sites on campus. These give access to more than half a million publications, an extensive range of DVDs, e-resources and thousands of electronic journals. 

During standard term time (October to June) the main Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Outside of this period, and during university holidays, the library will remain open but with reduced opening hours.

Award-winning staff are on hand to help and there is a café for study breaks. We offer a range of workshops, drop-in and one-to-one sessions, and our Just Ask service provides email and telephone support.

Opportunities and careers

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#DMUglobal

This is our innovative international experience programme which aims to enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons – helping you to become a global graduate, equipped to meet the needs of employers across the world.

Through #DMUglobal, we offer a wide range of opportunities including on-campus and UK activities, overseas study, internships, faculty-led field trips and volunteering, as well as Erasmus+ and international exchanges.

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Graduate Careers

We take pride in producing extremely employable graduates for business, government and research. Past students are now working in a wide variety of organisations all over the world, from small consultancies to large, multinational companies. Typical roles include IT managers, systems consultants, and software systems project leaders. 

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