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MSc PG Certificate PG Diploma

Information Systems

Information School, Faculty of Social Sciences

We are the world’s leading centre for information, data, library and knowledge management research and teaching. Our courses are fully accredited by CILIP and will equip you with the knowledge and skills required by employers.
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Course description

This CILIP-accredited course will prepare you for a career in the private or the public sector. It’s run in partnership with the Department of Computer Science so you can specialise in either a technical computing route or an organisational and information-focused route.

You’ll acquire valuable transferable skills such as presentation and report writing. We can help develop your skills as an information systems leader.

If you have little or no relevant work experience, the standard course is for you. If you’re more experienced, you should take the Professional Enhancement Programme.

Professional Enhancement Programme

The Professional Enhancement Programme is designed for experienced professionals. The emphasis is on helping you re-evaluate the way you work in the context of new and emerging ideas.

As an experienced professional, you’ll take fewer core modules than students who are starting from scratch. This leaves you free to choose more optional modules, so you can focus on what’s most relevant to you in your job.

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This course is accredited by CILIP

Modules

Core modules

  • Foundations of Object-Oriented Programming
  • Professional Issues
  • Information Systems Project Management
  • Information Systems Modelling
  • Information Systems in Organisations
  • Information Systems and the Information Society
  • Dissertation

Optional modules

Choose from a range of optional modules including:

  • Advanced Java Programming
  • Computer Security and Forensics
  • Web Technologies; Cloud Computing
  • E-Business and E-Commerce
  • Researching Social Media
  • Information Governance and Ethics
  • Business Intelligence
  • Database Design
  • ICTs, Innovation and Change

Teaching

You can expect a mix of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical laboratory classes, group work, online discussion, case studies and lectures by visiting speakers.

Assessment

You'll be assessed using a wide variety of methods including essays, reports, small projects, in-class tests, presentations, posters, group work and a research-based dissertation.

Duration

  • 1 year full-time
  • 3 years part-time

Entry requirements

You'll need at least a 2:1 in any subject.

Relevant work experience is an advantage but we’ll give consideration to candidates without experience.

If you don’t have a first degree, but you have other qualifications and relevant work experience, you may be able to take the PGDip or PGCert.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.

Entry requirements for international students

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You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.

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The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.