Aims of the Programme
The MSc in Information Systems with Computing is an innovative programme with an integrated delivery from end-toend covering a wide range of information systems and computing topics. The programme is designed to create a deep level of knowledge and understanding in core areas such as programming, databases, web technologies and security while also offering practical skills in contemporary topics such as data analytics, distributed systems and mobile and social computing. In addition, the programme allows students to explore the issues around the management of information technology in business and industrial contexts. The programme was designed with significant input from industry and reflects the driving ethos of DBS to provide learners with career-focused programmes to enhance graduates employability.
Key Features of the Programme
- The programme is applied in nature, delivering a graduate with practical skills and expertise to augment theoretical knowledge and understanding.
- The development of analytical and problem solving abilities as well as essential managerial skills such as team working, leadership and effective communication skills.
- As part of our learning philosophy, we encourage our students to learn through practice and experience.
- The differentiation of the programme lies in its ability to deliver a multidisciplinary, cross-functional and industry ready graduate.
The programme is structured in two sequential stages. Stage 1 is a wholly taught component, contributing 60 credits. Stage 2 is a supervised project, contributing 30 credits. The project component provides students with the opportunity to independently research relevant literature, to implement skills gained in the taught syllabus and also to critically analyse deliverables.
For full-time students, the taught component consists of nine modules. Successful completion of the taught component (Stage 1) allows you to move on to the Award (Stage 2).
For part-time students, Stage 1 delivery of the programme is structured over four taught semesters. During each semester, students will normally attend lectures on two evenings per week and occasional weekend workshops. Successful completion of the taught component (Stage 1) allows you to move on to the Award (Stage 2).
Suited to: IS/IT Graduates or Business Graduates where IS/IT is a main component.