This course focuses on the value of information and the principles and practice that underlie secure, effective and efficient business systems that exploit information in order to provide business benefit. Students from Government departments, industry and other organisations within the UK and internationally come together to study and discuss issues and develop skills that will enable solutions now and in the future. There is a need to understand the strategic importance of information and develop agile, effective and secure ways to exploit it to its full potential. To do this, effective information capability management must be developed throughout the organisation so that the right information is available to the right people at the right time in an effective, efficient and secure manner. The internationally recognised Information Capability Management (ICM) MSc has been developed to address these important issues. Skilled professionals are needed to enable organisations to realise the strategic benefits that successfully exploiting information can provide.

Course Structure

MSc students must complete a taught phase consisting of 12 modules followed by an individual dissertation. PgDip students are required to undertake the same taught phase as the MSc, without the individual dissertation. PgCert students must complete one core module and five other modules

Compulsory modules

All the modules in the following list need to be taken as part of this course

  • Cyber Security and Information Assurance
  • Emerging Technology Monitoring
  • Foundations of Information Systems
  • Methods and Tools for Information Systems Development
  • Organisation Development
  • Professional Issues
  • Programme and Project Management for Information Systems
  • Software Engineering (IS)
  • Digital Business Strategy
  • Systems Architecture
  • Data Led Decision Support
  • Data Modelling, Storage and Management
  • Dissertation

Individual project

This is the opportunity for a student to utilise and demonstrate their understanding of the taught phase of the course. It is also an opportunity to develop skills and achieve a greater level of understanding in a specific area or areas of relevance to the course. Students are allocated a supervisor and have access to subject matter experts to support them in the project phase.

Future career

Takes you on to further senior career opportunities and to become one of the next generation of senior professionals delivering business benefit through the exploitation of information with skills in appropriate areas including business analysis, strategy development and implementation, information assurance, cybersecurity, organisational development and strategic application of information systems.

Entry requirements

A first or second class Honours degree or equivalent in science, engineering or mathematics. Alternatively, a lesser qualification together with appropriate work experience may be acceptable. International students must provide evidence of English proficiency through a secure English language test. We accept IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson PTE Academic, Cambridge English Advanced and Proficiency.

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated April 20, 2019
This course is Campus based
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1 - 5 years
19,000 GBP
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