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Information Systems MSc with Intership

University of West London

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of West London

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    20 months

Course summary

Overview

This MSc Information Systems course aims to give you a full understanding of how information systems (IS) are designed, constructed and integrated within organisations. Your studies will take into account the large, varied and distributed structures of IS today, with multiple devices in different locations being used to access systems.

We welcome students from different educational and professional backgrounds who have an interest in IS, and you will benefit from our highly supportive culture and extensive industry experience.

Course detail

This MSc Information Systems will build on the knowledge and skills taught on traditional undergraduate computing courses. Expanding on this foundation, you will learn about the challenges and solutions for introducing IS into enterprises and organisations.

The success of any IS/IT strategy is largely dependent on specialists who recognise diverse business needs and understand how technology can support an organisation to achieve its goals. Your studies will cover system architecture and supporting technologies as well as the effective management and delivery of content and data.

If you have not studied computing at undergraduate level, this course also provides a route to engage with the world of information systems. It will help you gain a full understanding of how information systems are designed and constructed, and of the impact of technology and its integration into an organisation.

The skills and knowledge that you will develop on the course, including those in practical work, report writing and critical academic writing, will prepare you to complete your final dissertation.

Throughout the course, you will have access to laboratories and dedicated information and communications technology (ICT) suites, as well as specialist networks and software, the University library and digital resources.

Internship

You can also choose to take this course with a 24 week internship at a relevant organisation. Companies throughout the UK offer internship opportunities and, if you choose this option, you can gain workplace experience, develop new skills and connect with potential employers.

There are four main types of study that can be chosen during the internship, through employer engagement:

  • Software development study
  • Research-focused study
  • IS case-study
  • Project management study.

You will have an academic supervisor throughout the duration of your internship module. Regular supervisory meetings will take place at the university during this period as you work on your dissertation write-up before, during and after the completion of the internship.

Study & career progression

There is demand among employers for skilled IS and ICT professionals on both the development and service sides. Our graduates have been successful in finding employment in the private, public and voluntary sectors. Once you graduate, you could go on to work as a:

  • data manager
  • information officer
  • information service staff
  • content or intelligence gatherer
  • analyst
  • researcher
  • searcher or intermediary - making sure network users have current information
  • librarian
  • advice or assistance worker
  • management information systems staff
  • multimedia content manager

You could also apply to advance your studies with an MPhil or PhD, either at UWL or another institution.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 13,600per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of West London

  • University League Table

    77th

  • Campus address

    University of West London, St Mary's Road, Ealing, W5 5RF, England

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