MSc in Information Systems (By Research)

General

Program Description

Information systems are a critical part of an organization’s IT infrastructure. IT professionals, who can manage information resources, understand the technology and systems, are key to successful modern enterprises.

This program is strategically positioned to enable you to undertake information systems research that is theoretically and methodologically rigorous and enables you to develop your capability to plan, organize and carry out research studies at the master’s level. It extends your knowledge of research in your chosen area and builds your skills in communicating your research work.

On successful completion of the program, the graduates will also be awarded a degree from Lancaster University. They will be awarded two certificates, making them graduates of both Sunway University and Lancaster University.

Intakes

January, March, June & September

Duration

  • 2 Years (full-time)
  • 3 Years (part-time)

Career Prospects

  • Chief/Information officer
  • Computer science researcher
  • Data analyst
  • Data scientist
  • Database administrator
  • Database engineer
  • IT auditor
  • IT consultant
  • IT project director
  • IT/Business system analyst
  • Software engineer

Program Structure

The MSc in Information Systems (by Research) consists of two taught modules and one thesis. Candidates will be required to complete two taught modules, namely Research Methodology and Directed Readings before they proceed to write the thesis. By undergoing these two modules, candidates will develop the necessary skills and knowledge to conduct research successfully towards the Master’s degree.

Research Methodology

Candidates will have an opportunity to examine research designs with methodology as well as data analysis techniques employed by Information Systems researchers. At the end of this module, candidates will be expected to formulate and submit a proposal for research in an area of their own interest or specialization.

Directed Readings

This module will provide students with comprehensive reading lists and resources to help them develop research models and areas of interest. Literature review skills and training on how to manage information and resources will also be introduced in this module.

Thesis

The MSc is awarded based on the successful completion of a thesis. The thesis should demonstrate proficiency, criticality, and mastery in the subject or chosen area of research.

Entry Requirement

  • Bachelor’s Degree: A Bachelor’s Degree in Computing with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 or equivalent
  • Other Qualifications: Any other qualifications will be considered on a case-to-case basis

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS: 6.0
  • TOEFL: 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based) or 80 (Internet-based)
  • PTE Academic: 50 overall (minimum 46 in each skill)
Last updated Jul 2020

About the School

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