Full time & Part time September, January MSc 1 year full time, 2 years full time including professional placement, 2-3 years part time
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The Information Systems (MSc) programme at Kingston University offers a comprehensive study of designing, developing, and managing information systems. With a focus on the use of information in organizations for improved decision-making and value creation, this course prepares you for the dynamic and innovative world of high-tech business intelligence. The programme is designed to accommodate the changing landscape of social, economic, political, and technical developments. With input from industry professionals and the Big Data group, you will gain practical knowledge and Agile qualifications for managing IT projects. A 2:2 or above honours degree in a relevant discipline is required, along with experience in programming, databases, networking, web development, or systems analysis.

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This course examines the design, development and management of information systems. You will study how information is used in organisations in making improved value chains and decision making, in an environment of high-tech innovation, knowledge engineering and business intelligence. You will be trained to recognise and welcome change in the business and information environment created by social, economic, political and technical developments. Input from industry professionals and the Big Data group will give concrete and practical context to your studies. You will acquire Agile qualifications as you develop skills for managing large and small IT projects.

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Entry Requirements

A 2:2 or above honours degree or equivalent in an IS/IT subject or substantial work experience.




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"Having worked as a technical analyst for some time, I wanted a change in direction with a view to gaining a position as an IT architect. I didn't have any formal IT qualifications, so I chose to do the MSc in Information Systems at Kingston University on a part-time basis over three years.

"I was nervous to begin with, as I didn't have a first degree, but quickly overcame this because the staff and students were so helpful and friendly and the course was very well structured.

"I based my dissertation on a project I was doing at work, which involved the installation of a computer-based fax system that captures all inbound faxes arriving at customer service centres, and delivers these into a document repository / image and workflow system."

"I graduated in January 2006 with a distinction and subsequently applied for a consultancy role at the Royal Bank of Scotland. I obtained the position of infrastructure consultant and was promoted to a managerial grade. I believe the MSc helped me to get an interview, as the other five candidates had completed, or were in the process of completing, masters degrees.

"In addition to the academic qualification, I found that my levels of confidence rose substantially. This aspect of the MSc proved to be as important as the academic side of the degree."

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