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MSc in Information Systems and Management

Programme Overview

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Aims

This mid-career Masters programme is designed for those with a degree in information systems, computing, management; or extensive experience in the use of information systems in organisations, or the management of IT. It will build on students' understanding of information systems and management, offering the opportunity to study at an advanced level within or across several of the following areas:

Students who complete the programme successfully will have gained an in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge in their chosen area of study, which they will be able to use in:

All students will study taught modules to a value of 120 credits and complete a research dissertation or implementation project.

Features

This mid-career Masters programme is designed for those with a degree in information systems, computing, management; or extensive experience in the use of information systems in organisations, or the management of IT.

It will build on students' understanding of information systems and management, offering the opportunity to study at an advanced level.

Entry requirements

  • A good Bachelors degree in computing, information systems or management. Joint-honours graduates in two of these fields are particularly welcome.

Attendance

  • Up to four days a week full-time, up to three evenings a week part-time, October-September.

Dates & timetables

All dates and timetables are now listed in the programme booklets of the individual programmes. See "Programme Handbook"

How to apply

  • When you're looking to find the right place to study, some things really matter. For Birkbeck students, it's our reputation and the quality of our teaching
  • The programme starts in October each year. To have the best chance of being accepted onto the programme send your application before the end of June. Applications received after then will be processed provided that the course is not already fully subscribed.
  • Your application will be processed by the college registry and we will be in touch to tell you what to do next.

Course content

Full-time students follow taught modules to a value of 120 credits and take a 3-4 month, 60 credit, project. Part-time students normally follow taught modules to a value of 60 credits in each of the two years and the 60 credit project component in the second year.

The modules in Group 1 are compulsory for all students.

The modules in Group 2 are compulsory for students who do not have a Computing or Information Systems Degree.

The Level 6 module in Group 3 may be taken but will not contribute to the student's weighted average and must be passed if taken.

The optional modules in Group 4 may be freely chosen. Students may not attempt taught modules to a value of more than 120 credits.

The list of modules is not exhaustive and students may request to take other relevant modules from the Masters programmes of the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems or the Department of Management, subject to availability and the approval of the Programme Director.

Note that not all of the modules listed may be offered every year. Note also that, in any one year, some modules may be offered only during the day or only in the evening.

Modules

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