University of Huddersfield

Information Systems Management with Placement MSc

This course is specifically aimed at International students, supporting those wishing to gain practical work based experiential learning. Together with studying your chosen course we are offering an additional 6 month placement opportunity, making the course 18 months in length. This allows students with limited experience to put into practice the skills and techniques developed throughout the Master’s degree.

Information Systems (IS) as a discipline is a combination of Information Technology (IT) systems, business analysis, organisational and management theory, psychology and sociology that have found their home in information systems. This is largely because these diverse areas are now required in increasingly complex organisational environments. Information systems are designed to collect, process, store, and distribute information.

This course has been designed to equip graduates from computing, computing in business and related disciplines, with the advanced level skills to analyse, model, design, evaluate and manage information systems successfully within an organisation.

In the context of this course we assume the term ‘information systems (IS)’ involves computer technology. However, the course places some emphasis on the human and organisational aspects of information systems rather than on the computer systems that may form part of them. During this course, you’ll have access to:

  • Computer packages
  • Lab facilities available 24/7

On completion of the course you should possess the necessary skills to be able to manage operational change. This will allow you to compete for management positions that bridge the perceived business/IT gap, such as project management, change management and business systems analysis, design and management.

Students studying this course will also be provided with access to the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) resources during their studies with us.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for this course are normally:

  • An Honours degree (2:1 or above) in a Business Computing, Information Systems or IT (Information Technology) related subject or equivalent professional qualification
  • Applicants with other appropriate profession qualifications will be considered on an individual basis

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 7.0 overall with no element lower than 6.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.

Career Prospects

This course provides you with the chance to undertake a 6 month placement at the end of the taught element. This may be by working in a company, a research group or within a teaching environment. A placement can help you build on the knowledge and skills developed on the course.

The placement is a valuable tool that can enhance your employability and help you to develop as an individual. It is acknowledged that graduates with work experience are generally much more attractive to employers.

Our Placement Unit will be on hand to support you in finding a suitable placement opportunity. Students will have access to online learning materials to pick up advice on CVs, cover letters, speculative applications, online applications, and interviews. In addition, students will have access to the placement drop-in sessions for one-to-one advice and have a mock interview.

Previous graduates from courses in this subject area have gone on to work in a variety of roles such as service analyst, information systems manager and educational lecturer in both public and private sector companies based in the UK and overseas. 

Course Details

Effective Research and Professional Practice
Methods and Modelling
Information and Knowledge Management
Change and Project Management
Data Mining
Software Development
Databases for Large Data-sets
Semantic Web
Individual Project
Professional Development and Practice

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