The Information management pathway addresses both the technical challenges of information capture and usage from big data, and the need for its effective and efficient management and analysis within business, scientific, educational, entertainment and organisational contexts. This MSc pathway will examine the entire information management life cycle, including data strategy, management, design and warehousing, data analytics and information governance. In addition to the need to work with huge volumes of data, the pathway will also address multi-modality, including un- and semi-structured data, image and video data, spatial and temporal data, etc. The pathway consists of two (compulsory) units from the Data Engineering and IT governance ACS theme, three additional compulsory units on various aspects of information management, and one optional unit covering various application areas (such as decision support, text mining, optimisation). The pathway is taught in collaboration with Manchester Business School (MBS). As such, the programme benefits from the offerings of both schools. MBS is the largest campus-based business and management school in the UK offering world-leading business education informed by leading edge theory and practice. Similarly, the School of Computer Science is renowned as a world-class centre of excellence in computing teaching and research.
A First or strong Upper Second class honours degree, or the overseas equivalent, in computer science, or a joint degree with at least 50% computer science content.Applicants with a minimum of three years relevant computer science industrial experience and a first honours degree at the level of a first class or good 2(i) class, or its overseas equivalent, may also be considered for admission. All students are required to be proficient in spoken and written English. See website for accepted qualifications.
Recipient: University of Manchester
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