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  MSc Information Systems


University of Sheffield    Information School

Full time & Part time September MSc 1 year full-time, 2-3 years part-time Award winner
Computer Science (8) Information Services (20)

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Embark on a transformative journey with the MSc Information Systems programme at the University of Sheffield. Tailored for graduates from diverse backgrounds, this course equips you with the skills to design and implement cutting-edge information systems while honing your project management expertise and practical computing abilities. The CILIP accreditation ensures the quality and relevance of the curriculum, preparing you for a successful career in industry, commerce, or academia. Delve into core topics such as information systems modelling, project management, and the societal impact of information systems, with the flexibility to specialise in areas like database design and human-computer interaction. The programme's emphasis on practical skills, individual learning, and problem-solving, combined with the opportunity to conduct a dissertation with external organisations, sets it apart. With a minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree, or relevant work experience, you can unlock a world of opportunities in the dynamic field of information systems.

About the course

Aimed at graduates from any discipline, this course will teach you to design and implement information systems and effective project management techniques alongside practical computing skills, including computer programming. The MSc award is CILIP accredited.

By the end of the course, you'll have an in-depth understanding of information systems within an organisational context, emphasising issues related to information, people, information technologies and the business environment. You'll have gained practical skills related to the design and analysis of information systems. Your knowledge and skills will be highly valued in industry, commerce and academia.

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Entry Requirements

Minimum 2:1 undergraduate honours degree.

Professional Enhancement
This is a different route to the main course. It's aimed at those who already have relevant work experience.To apply for this course you need either:

an undergraduate degree in any subject discipline and at least 2 years' relevant work experience.
an undergraduate degree in any subject together with an acceptable relevant professional qualification and at least 2 years' relevant work experience.
an undergraduate degree in any subject area, and at least 5 years' relevant work experience.


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Yixuan Zhu

I am glad that I made this decision and chose to study at the Information School at the University of Sheffield. I graduated from Sheffield more than 2 years ago and I continue applying the knowledge that I learned in the degree at workplace now.

My first job after I graduated was as a crash test engineer at the China Automotive Engineering Research Institute, Chongqin. While I was there, our team was working on a project for an emergency call system which coincided with the case study used in the Information Systems Project Management module.

The case study of the emergency call system in the UK provided me with background knowledge and help me to understand complexities of the problem and identify the issues that need to be considered when developing our own system. My team and I were able to quickly grasp the problems and completed the project quickly.

I am now working as a product manager for voice systems at Changan Software. Once again, some of the modules that I took in the Information School helped me adapt to my new job more quickly.

As a product manager, it is very important to know what is going on in the industry; the Research into Social Media module helped me to find accurate information in a massive pool of information faster. Since I am responsible for software development, I found that JAVA programming and Database Design modules have equipped me with the skills and knowledge to better communicate with technical developers and control the entire project process.

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