This course is specially designed to meet the need for technically able graduates who are ideally suited to a management role in charge of information systems. 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.
The course 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.
The 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 before the Christmas vacation.
We invite applications from 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 are an enthusiasm for the subject and an enquiring mind.
UKPASS course code: G50075
Duration: One year full-time (with optional one year placement available), two to six years part-time.
Start Date: September (a January start may be available after consultation with the course leader, otherwise September start for all modes of study)
You should have the equivalent of a British Honours degree (2:2 minimum) in a relevant subject or five years’ work experience in an appropriate field.
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 do not have the normal entry requirements but can demonstrate substantial experience in an appropriate area, you can be considered for entry to the course.
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.
Teaching will include formal lectures, tutorials and labs. 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.
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.
First semester (October to January)
During the first semester you will study four modules:
Second semester (February to May)
During the second semester you will study four further modules:
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 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.
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.
Annual Tuition Fees for Higher Education Courses from 1st September 2013 to 31st August 2014.
For more information please take a look at our Funding| section.
* ELQ Student definition - If you are a Home or EU status student and you already have a qualification at or above the level of the programme you wish to study from any country you will be considered as an Equivalent or Lower Qualification (ELQ) student. In 2008 the UK Government decided to stop funding universities for student in this situation and therefore the following fees will apply £5,000. Students from outside the EU are not affected by the policy.
** A fee that is charged on a periodic basis where PG or Research students need to extend their registration to complete the course.
As part of the University’s on-going commitment to enhance the personal and career development of graduates, we are pleased to announce that from this September the University will be introducing The Faculty of Technology Alumni Scholarship| which will allow graduates to receive up to £2000 off tuition fees* for Postgraduate study.
* see terms and conditions|
All DMU Home/EU students who are graduating or have graduated within the last two years (2012 or 2013), who achieved 2:1 or above, and enrol onto one of our full-time master's degrees will be entitled to a 50 per cent discount in their tuition fee for taught master's courses.
These awards are part of the University’s on-going commitment to enhancing the personal and career development of our graduates. Find out more about the Vice-Chancellor's 2020 Scholarships|.
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.
UKPASS is the postgraduate equivalent of UCAS and gives you a simple and efficient way to apply online. It allows you to search for a course and guides you through the application process. Using UKPASS you can apply for up to ten courses for free.
You can create your application in your own time, so you can consider, research and complete each section at your own speed. You can track your applications as they progress, and can also receive and reply to offers online. Apply online with UKPASS|
You will need to attach qualification transcripts, references and evidence of English language (if you are an overseas student) with your UKPass application. If these documents are not attached to your original application, this will delay the process of your application.
International students can also apply directly to DMU using our online applications portal|.
For further information and admissions advice
Study enquiries: +44 (0) 116 2 50 60 70
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“This course helped me to develop my skills on the latest tools and techniques of modern computer science. And I also got great opportunities to work in many organisations in my country.”
Shaden Alghamdi, MSc Graduate
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