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Information Systems Management MSc

Course code

G500PSINSYMG

Start date

September

No placement available

Mode of study

1 year full-time

2 years part-time

Fees

UK / EU:  £10,140

International:  £18,720

Entry requirements

2:2 (A-level)

N/A (BTEC)

N/A (IB)

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Overview

Information systems are central to how society functions, especially in business and industry. The Information Systems Management MSc will develop your ability to use these systems to manage the complex challenges that can confront organisations today.

Information systems managers provide a pivotal role in helping organisations get the most from the technologies they deploy. As society and technology develop, the most important skills for the future lie in both understanding and managing these complex and interrelated systems.

Aspects of business that were once seen in isolation – the people, organisation, process, information and technology – are now expected to operate as part of a seamless whole, both within and across enterprises. Information systems managers are responsible for delivering this seamless integration efficiency.

The jobs that require the knowledge and skills that you will learn on this course in Information Systems Management include business analysts, systems development analysts and consultants (both technical and managerial).

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Explore issues relevant to information systems development in the context of modern business environments and needs
  • Express a rounded awareness of the state-of-the-art in relation to the role of information systems in the enterprise environment and the importance of strategic alignment
  • Understand the changing nature of information systems and the implications of this for the requisite dynamic balancing of the social and the technical
  • Reflect, critically, on the state-of-the art of both the practice and theory of organisational-level systems development and critically understand information systems and their role in organisational effectiveness

Brunel has long-standing industrial partnerships with employers helping us to produce talented, versatile graduates with highly sought-after skills. Selected students may have the opportunity for a company-sponsored dissertation project.  

The types of companies that might employ graduates from the course range from the very large and multinational, to niche SMEs. Whatever the job role and whatever the type of organisation, we aim to equip you with industry-relevant skills that will enable you to flourish in your chosen profession.

Brunel’s Women in Engineering and Computing mentoring scheme provides our female students with invaluable help and support from their industry mentors.

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Course content

As part of your development on the course, you will be increasingly expected to demonstrate that you can deal with complex issues in a systematic and creative manner and demonstrate self-direction and originality in problem solving. 

Year 1

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Careers and your future

Your MSc in Information Systems Management from Brunel will equip you to work in leading information systems organisations.

The companies that employ our information systems graduates range from the very large and multinational, to more niche small and medium enterprises. Our graduates are employed as business analysts, systems development analysts and consultants, both technical and managerial.

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UK entry requirements

  • A 2:2 (or above) UK Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification, and motivation to develop a reflective understanding of the theory and practice of this complex and exciting subject area. A computing-related background may be advantageous to your application, but is not a strict requirement.
  • Applicants with other qualifications and/or substantial industrial experience (relevant to the subject area) may be eligible for this course. In this case, you will be required to attend an interview and may be asked to do some preparatory work for the course.
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EU and International entry requirements

If you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you must prove knowledge of the English language so that we can issue you a Certificate of Acceptance for Study (CAS). To do this, you will need an IELTS for UKVI or Trinity SELT test pass gained from a test centre approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and on the Secure English Language Testing (SELT) list. This must have been taken and passed within two years from the date the CAS is made.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores)
  • BrunELT: 65% (min 60% in all areas)

You can find out more about the qualifications we accept on our English Language Requirements page.

Should you wish to take a pre-sessional English course to improve your English prior to starting your degree course, you must sit the test at an approved SELT provider for the same reason. We offer our own BrunELT English test and have pre-sessional English language courses for students who do not meet requirements or who wish to improve their English. You can find out more information on English courses and test options through our Brunel Language Centre.

Please check our Admissions pages for more information on other factors we use to assess applicants. This information is for guidance only and each application is assessed on a case-by-case basis. Entry requirements are subject to review, and may change.

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Fees and funding

UK / EU

£10,140 full-time

£5,703 part-time

International

£18,720 full-time

£10,530 part-time

See our fees and funding page for full details of postgraduate scholarships available to Brunel applicants.

More information on any additional course-related costs.

Fees quoted are per year and are subject to an annual increase. 

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Teaching and Learning

Modules are typically taught via lectures and seminars with some lab work. Where appropriate other teaching methods will also be incorporated. All learning is supported by the market leader in Virtual Learning Environments (VLE), the Blackboard Learn system.

Should you need any non-academic support during your time at Brunel, the Student Support and Welfare Team are here to help.

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Assessment and feedback

A master's degree is awarded if you reach the necessary standard on the taught part of the course and submit a dissertation of the required standard. If you do not achieve the standard required, you may be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate if eligible.

 

Read our guide on how to avoid plagiarism in your assessments at Brunel.