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Information Systems Management MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert

Developed to equip you with crucial knowledge of the latest tools, theories, techniques and practices of modern information systems management, this course will prepare you for a fulfilling management role.

Overview

Studying Information Systems Management MSc at DMU will expose you to recent developments in both modern theory and practice, from learning about the technical side of programming and systems to understanding the organisational context in which they sit.

You will benefit from established academic expertise thanks to our 50-year history of teaching computing, and you will have flexible access to a range of laboratories. An optional placement year will give you the chance to build industry contacts and develop transferable skills.

Further your professional development and use this course as a springboard to a management-level role in this rapidly growing area of employment.

Course modules include:

  • Business Analysis & Modelling
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Digital Transformation
  • Human Factors, Research and Skills

Key features

  • Organisations and businesses are looking for expertise in this rapidly growing field, because they rely on information systems to enable operations and support decision making.
  • Our internationally recognised Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility has valuable input on to the course. Our experts collaborate with worldwide partners to give authoritative advice, assess implications and shape codes of practice, allowing you to understand the current research issues.
  • We have more than 20 computing laboratories equipped with machines ranging from HP dual-boot, all-in-one computers and high-specification machines, to customised cyber security facilities. You will also have access to a wide range of industry-standard, general purpose and specialist software.
  • Benefit from our well-established academic expertise in computing technology spanning more than 50 years.
  • Choose to do a year-long work placement to gain valuable experience and skills, as well as networking opportunities to build your industry contacts.
  • Enhance your professional development and use the course as a springboard to a management-level role.

The programme is taught by international experts in a broad range of subjects, enabling students to gain a comprehensive overview of the Information Systems field as well as in-depth insight and understanding of how specific technologies might be applied in real-world organisations.

Professor Laurence Brooks, Programme Leader

 

 

 

Scholarships

International Scholarships

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Programme code: G50075

Duration: One year full time. Two years part time.

Start date: January, September

Fees and funding:

2022/23 full-time fees for UK students: £8,375 per year. Part-time fees will be £700 per 15 credits (January start)

2023/24 full-time fees for UK students: £9,000 per year. Part-time fees will be £750 per 15 credits.

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

Programme code: G50075

Duration: One year full time. Two years part time.

Start date: January, September

Fees and funding:

2022/23 tuition full-time fees for EU and international students £16,600 per year (January start)

2023/24 tuition full-time fees for EU and international students £17,100 per year. Part-time fees are £1,425 per 15 credit module.

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

 

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

 

 

English language requirements

If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with 5.5 in each band (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.

 

Structure and assessment

Education 2030

We want to ensure you have the best learning experience possible and a supportive and nurturing learning community. That’s why we’re introducing a new block model for delivering the majority of our courses, known as Education 2030. This means a more simplified timetable where you will study one subject at a time instead of several at once. You will have more time to engage with your learning and get to know the teaching team and course mates. You will receive faster feedback through more regular assessment, and have a better study-life balance to enjoy other important aspects of university life.

Read more about Education 2030
 

Course modules

Teaching and assessments

Academic expertise

 
  • Business Analysis & Modelling
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Digital Transformation
  • Human Factors, Research and Skills
  • PGT Project

 


 

 

The course can be studied full-time either over 12 months beginning in September or studied over 18 months beginning in January.

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

Full-time students will normally attend around 12 hours of timetabled taught sessions per week, and can expect to undertake around 24 further hours of self-directed independent study and research to support your assignments and dissertation

 

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

We have over 20 computing laboratories equipped with machines ranging from HP dual-boot, all-in-one computers in the Computer Science Laboratories to high specification machines in the Games Development Studios, and customised facilities in the Cyber Security Centre. Student work is stored and backed up on dedicated high-performance, network file servers.

A wide range of industry-standard, general purpose and specialist software is available to support teaching. Many software packages are freely available to students via open source and similar licensing (for example Linux and Java) and all students have access to Microsoft Office. 

Learning zones

Our Learning Zones and The Greenhouse also provide space for group or individual work and study.

There are 1,600 study places across all library locations, more than 700 computer stations, laptops to borrow, free wi-fi and desktop power outlets.

You can also book rooms with plasma screens, laptops and DVD facilities for group work and presentations, secure an individual study room with adjustable lighting or make use of our assistive technology.

Library services

On campus, the main Kimberlin Library offers a space where you can work, study and access a vast range of print materials, with computer stations, laptops, plasma screens and assistive technology also available. 

As well as providing a physical space in which to work, we offer online tools to support your studies, and our extensive online collection of resources accessible from our Library website, e-books, specialised databases and electronic journals and films which can be remotely accessed from anywhere you choose. 

We will support you to confidently use a huge range of learning technologies, including Blackboard, Collaborate Ultra, DMU Replay, MS Teams, Turnitin and more. Alongside this, you can access LinkedIn Learning and learn how to use Microsoft 365, and study support software such as mind mapping and note-taking through our new Digital Student Skills Hub. 

The library staff offer additional support to students, including help with academic writing, research strategies, literature searching, reference management and assistive technology. There is also a ‘Just Ask’ service for help and advice, live LibChat, online workshops, tutorials and drop-ins available from our Learning Services, and weekly library live chat sessions that give you the chance to ask the library teams for help.

Opportunities and careers

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Through DMU Global, 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 globally 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 developers.

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