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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.

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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:

  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Computer Systems and Networks
  • Management of Information Systems
  • E-Commerce Systems
  • Human Factors in Systems Design 

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.

News stories/case studies

Information System Management MSc graduate Abi Mohamed has been sharing her entrepreneurial spirit with under-represented young people

Our expert researchers, including Professor of Technology and Social Responsibility Laurence Brooks, has advised the European Parliament on responsible AI development


Scholarships

International Scholarships

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

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  • UK
  • EU/International

Programme code: G50075

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

Start date: January and September

Fees and funding:

2021/22 full-time fees for UK students: £8,170 per year.

For 2021/22 entry, part-time fees will be £680 per 15 credits.

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

Additional costs and optional extras associated with this course.

Programme code: G50075

Duration: One year full-time (with optional one year placement available) or 18 months for January starts.

Start date: January and September

Fees and funding:

2021/22 tuition full-time fees for EU and international students £16,100 per year.

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

Additional costs and optional extras associated with this course.

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

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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DMU Global

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 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.

While overseas DMU Global opportunities are not currently possible, DMU will continue to review government advice and if travel is permitted, we hope to offer a small number of extra-curricular opportunities in the summer of 2021. 

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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.

Postgraduate Events

Our postgraduate open events are your opportunity to speak to academics and current student about your course, Leicester, funding and more.

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How to apply

We welcome applications from UK and international students with a wide range of qualifications and experience.

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Up to 50 per cent off select PG courses 

Our dedicated Postgraduate Alumni Scholarship provides DMU graduates with a tuition fee discount of up to 30 per cent. The discount is available on selected full-time and part-time postgraduate taught courses running across multiple start dates in the 2021/22 academic session, with the first intake in September 2021.

The scholarship, based on academic achievement and merit, applies automatically to all DMU UK, EU and international students who are graduating in 2021.

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The best way to find out more about DMU is to attend one of our postgraduate events. You can also check out our postgraduate live stream schedule for programme-specific talks to find out how our courses can enhance your knowledge and benefit your career path.

These events are a chance to learn more about our extensive careers and employability support, as well as fees and funding opportunities such as scholarships. They're also an opportunity to speak with current students and academics to really get a feel for studying your course. You can also take a tour of our beautiful campus and facilities from the comfort of home via our Virtual Open Day.

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Research at DMU

De Montfort University (DMU)’s growing reputation for research which benefits society has been confirmed with the publication of the REF 2014 results. Find out more.

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