This MSc will equip you with the skills to analyse information technology needs and to devise innovative solutions in companies and other organisations with complex and demanding information technology (IT) system requirements.
You will learn how to design, evaluate and apply information technology systems in a business setting – taking account of human, organisational and strategic factors. You will learn about the concepts and principles of IT systems and their interfaces, and the theories and techniques relating to the management of IT as an innovative and strategic resource in an organisation. You will work on individual and group-based projects, and will develop skills in:
* researching current practice
* analysing IT system trends, methodologies and interfaces
* communicating concepts, designs and evaluation within a technical environment.
You will be engaged in a range of activities to help your learning, which may include lectures, seminars, discussions, directed reading, role play and peer review.
This interdisciplinary course is taught jointly in the Department of Informatics and the Department of Business and Management, by staff specialising in computer science and information technology systems, as well as management and technology innovation.
Assessment methods include unseen examinations, reports of various lengths, individual and group presentations, and learning diaries.
Full-time course structure
Autumn term: Change and Leadership • E-Business and E-Commerce Systems • Human-Computer Interaction • Management Innovation and Organisational Performance • Personal and Professional Development.
Spring term: Business in Context (Europe or Asia) or Critical Perspectives on Management and Organisations • HCI Advanced Topics • Managing Complex Projects and Systems • Strategic Management.
Summer term: you undertake supervised work for the MSc dissertation.
Part-time course structure
Year 1: in each of the autumn and spring terms you take two modules. In the summer term you undertake work on the dissertation.
Year 2: you take two modules in the autumn term. In the spring and summer terms you complete work on the dissertation.
The University of Sussex
aims to attract the most talented students to postgraduate study and offers one of the most generous scholarship programmes of any UK university. For full details of our scholarships please visit: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/money/scholarships/pgt2016/