University of Chester

University of Chester

Information Systems

This course is designed to meet the increasing need, in both the private and public sectors, for managers who have an understanding of computing and computer systems.

Entry requirements

Lower 2nd class Honours degree, or equivalent professional experience; this does not need to be in a computer-related discipline as long as candidates can show appropriate experience in the use of standard personal computer applications; for full-time study, some programming experience is required.

Course modules

Modules include: Research dissertation; research methods 1; professional and academic standards and issues; research methods; information systems management and strategy; project management; creative programming and problem solving; usability and interactive systems; I.S. for professionals in education: managing ICT resources; I.S. for professionals in education: ICT for teaching and learning strategies; usability and interactive systems; data communication and network management; data warehousing and multi-dimensional databases; knowledge management; applied intelligent systems; e-business, fulfillment and logistics; the technology of e-business; usability and interactive systems; cloud computing.

Assessment methods

All assessment is done by coursework (i.e. there are no examinations); for some modules this takes the form of a major written or practical assignment, to be submitted at the end of the module; for others, the assessment is divided into 2 or more smaller assignments with staged hand-ins, and continuous feedback where appropriate.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 4,140 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 11,700 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 460 per Credit point (home fees) 2 years
PgCert Part-time - 1 years
Full-time £ 7,800 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Parkgate Road Campus Chester CH1 4BJ North West

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