The MSc in Computing in Information Systems Processes combines the human, the organisational, and the technological to provide a broad perspective of modern information systems and their development. The human aspects of the programme explore issues such as human-computer interaction, psychology, computer ethics, and systems development in the human-centred tradition.
The organisational aspects consider successful business processes and how these can be supported through information infrastructures such as supply-chain management systems. Finally, the technological aspects look to trends in information systems development, such as emerging methodologies, software development, and technological systems. The programme also includes a research project and dissertation, thus allowing students to investigate an individual area of personal interest.
An applied work-based research project and dissertation may be particularly appropriate for working or part-time students.
The programme consists of six taught modules and a dissertation. It can be taken on a full-time or part-time basis. Full-time students undertake three taught modules for each of the first two semesters. They also take support modules on research methods related to their dissertations. Students complete their dissertations over a third semester to complete the MSc programme in 12 months.
Part-time students may complete their studies over a longer period. Students who choose not to complete a dissertation can instead complete a Postgraduate Diploma award comprised of the taught modules only.