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MSc ACSwITM: Information Management / Overview

Year of entry: 2018

Degree awarded
Master of Science
Duration
12 months full-time
Entry requirements

NOTE: This course will close following the September 2018 intake. The course will no longer run from September 2019.

 We require a First or strong Upper Second class honours degree, or the overseas equivalent, in Computer Science, or in a joint degree with at least 50% Computer Science content. Applicants with extensive Computer Science industrial experience and a good honours degree in Computer Science, or its overseas equivalent, may also be considered for admission.

We require that all applicants have a strong background in Computer Science reflected, for example, in solid programming and software development skills.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

NOTE: This course will close following the September 2018 intake. The course will no longer run from September 2019.  

You may apply for all postgraduate courses using our  online application system  .

Dates and deadlines

Overseas Applicants:

Please note that due to the high volume of applications received this year, the School of Computer Science has introduced an application deadline for overseas applicants of  Friday 17 November 2017 , by which all applications for 2018 entry must be submitted via our  online application system . Any applications received beyond this date will only be considered under exceptional circumstances.

UK/EU Applicants:

We will continue to accept and consider applications from UK/EU students beyond 17 November 2017 due to the nature of the typical application window within the UK and Europe.

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
MSc Y Y N N

Course description

NOTE: This course will close following the September 2018 intake. The course will no longer run from September 2019.  

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.

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2018, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £10,500
    International students (per annum): £22,000
  • MSc (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £1,375 per 15 credits £4,000 dissertation
    International students (per annum): £1,375 per 15 credits £4,000 dissertation

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.

Contact details

Academic department
School of Computer Science
Contact name
Sue Wolfenden
Telephone
0161 2750698
Email
Website
http://www.cs.manchester.ac.uk/study/taught-masters/
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