Kingston University

Kingston University

Information Systems (E-Commerce)

This course aims to provide you with the knowledge to design, develop and implement e-commerce applications to positively transform the business, restructure the organisation and streamline business processes to improve competitiveness. Its multidisciplinary and holistic approach places the applications and technologies of e-commerce into the wider business, social and economic context. As well as analysing, designing, implementing and managing the use of information systems for e-commerce, you will also investigate how e-commerce can accommodate the increased rate of change created by social, economic, political and technical developments, including legal and ethical considerations. You will also focus on the organisational and change management implications of new business models enabled by e-commerce, as well as the impact of the internet.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree or equivalent in IS/IT subject; or substantial relevant work experience; applicants whose 1st language is not English must have an IELTS score of 6.5 with 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in reading, listening and speaking.

Course modules

Modules include: Requirements engineering and management; corporate data and database management; broadband and mobile networks; building e-business; research methods; project/dissertation. Optional modules: component-based software engineering; developing object-orientated solutions; digital communications; e-technologies; internet wireless networks; information technology and entrepreneurship; knowledge management; multimedia communications; network design and management; network operating systems; network security; programming in java; projects and risk management; secure and dependable computing; software engineering tools; software quality assurance; spatial information analysis and modelling; strategic information systems for e-business; networks; usability engineering; visualisation and image processing; web development in java; wireless communications.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 5,900 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 12,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 2,950 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 6,250 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Penrhyn Road Campus Kingston upon Thames KT1 2EE South East

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