University of West London

University of West London

Information Systems (with internship)

This course builds on typical undergraduate computing courses, developing new knowledge and skills in areas critical to the introduction and success of modern information systems for enterprises. The course also provides a route for people with other backgrounds and experience to engage with the world of information systems. It helps students gain a full understanding of how information systems are designed and constructed, and of the impact of technology and its integration into an organisation. It will also give students the skills they need to work effectively in a business-consulting environment, and provide a solid basis for research. The internship course has the added advantage of including a 6 months internship incorporated into the period of study. This makes it ideal for students seeking to add a practical dimension to their studies and understand the demands of workplace supervision and management. Internship opportunities exist throughout the computing industry within the UK.

Entry requirements

A degree (at least 2.1) in a computing subject, business or an engineering degree with a significant level of computing. Applicants with equivalent professional qualifications, or a relevant Higher National Diploma (HND) will be considered, provided they can demonstrate significant, relevant work experience and the ability to benefit fully from the course. Such applicants will be considered on an individual basis by interview. Some optional modules may not be available to students without a first degree in computing. International students need to meet our English language requirement at either IELTS at 6.5 or above, and a minimum of 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components. Pearson PTE Academic at score 58 or above, or an equivalent secure English language test. In some countries where teaching is in English, we may accept local qualifications.

Course modules

Modules include: project management; consultancy and technological innovation; enterprise architecture; knowledge management; research methods; dissertation. Optional modules include: HCI for information systems; advanced rich media; data architecture; mobile applications development; UML component modelling; security management.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on a research dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,500 per Whole course (England) 20 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,950 per Whole course (International) 20 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,500 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 20 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,500 per Whole course (Scotland) 20 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,500 per Whole course (Wales) 20 months

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