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MSc/PGDip/PGCert Information Systems

University of Sheffield Information School

Full time & Part time September MSc, PgDip, PgCert 1 year FT / 3 years PT

About the course

Course description

This course is accredited by CILIP

This CILIP-accredited course will give you an in-depth understanding of information systems within an organisational context, emphasising issues related to information, people, information technologies and the business environment, preparing you for a career in the private or the public sector. The course focuses on core topics in information systems including information systems modelling, project management and the impact of information systems on organisations and society, complemented by practical skills in computer programming and the study of professional issues in computing.

Run with some specialist modules provided by the Department of Computer Science you can choose to specialise by taking either a technical computing route, with

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Entry Requirements

You’ll need at least a 2:1 in any subject. Relevant work experience is an advantage but we’ll give consideration to candidates without experience.

If you don’t have a first degree, but you have other qualifications and relevant work experience, you may be able to take the PGDip or PGCert.

English language requirements:
Overall IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.


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Where is University of Sheffield


Student Profile(s)

Aryan Fraidoon Abdulqader

Why did you choose to do a Postgraduate degree?

I was awarded a scholarship from the Kurdistan Regional Government and I wanted to further improve my academic and technical skills especially in the Information Systems field.

Why did you choose the Information School, University of Sheffield as your place to study?

I chose the Information School at the University of Sheffield as it is one of the leading schools in the UK and the world in Information Science studies.

What did you like about studying your course at Sheffield?

I have to say I liked everything about my course at Sheffield. My studies in Sheffield gave me the skills, motivation, courage and knowledge which enabled me to compete in the market, get job opportunities much easier and taught me how to further improve myself.

What advice would you give to current students about their studies?

I advise them to take every single learning opportunity at Sheffield University by working hard and make the most out of their time there. It is a life time experience and one has to appreciate it.

How has your Postgraduate degree helped you in your job? Or, when do you use skills you learned during your degree in your work?

My postgraduate degree helped in finding many job opportunities after I returned to my home country. I received many offers from private sector companies for different positions. I am using the skills I learned during my degree every single day especially in my current job as a university lecturer.

What advice would you give to students regarding what they can be doing whilst on their degree to enhance their employability options?

I would advise them to work hard, be innovative and benefit from all the learning resources available at the iSchool and the University. Nowadays the labor market is very competitive all around the world so one has to invest most of their time learning whilst studying in order to find good jobs after graduation.


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