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MSc DIGITAL ENTERPRISE AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS Leaders and managers in all sectors need to be able to exploit technology to innovate, reach new markets, generate revenue, improve customer service and increase productivity. With an increasing demand for technology-capable business people who understand the strategic implications of technology, the MSc in Digital Enterprise and Information Systems aims to enhance your competitive edge in the modern economy.

About the programme The programme equips you with the technological and business skills required to enhance productivity and competitiveness of enterprises. It is suitable for new graduates wanting to boost their employability in a competitive job market and for more experienced leaders in IT and business who seek to bolster their workplace knowledge with theory and up-to-date research. The programme is studied over 12 months on a full-time basis. Part-time study may also be available. Please contact us for details.

Course content A broad introduction is provided, including key technologies and business skills. You can explore your personal interests through a variety of optional modules. No prior

knowledge of computing, digital enterprise or information systems is required for compulsory modules in term one. Advanced intellectual, teamworking, communication and other transferable skills are developed. Compulsory modules • eHealth • Fundamentals of Multi-Agent Systems • Information Systems • Knowledge Management and Information Retrieval • Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management • Project Research • Project and Dissertation Optional modules • Two from: Cloud Computing; Computing Law; Contracts and Professional Responsibility; Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery; Electronic Commerce; Marketing; New Product Development and Innovation Management; Production and

Operations Management; Semantic Web; Value Chain Management; Web Development

Entry requirements A first or good second class honours degree (or the equivalent) in any subject. If English is not your first language, you will need to provide proof of proficiency. No previous work experience is required but relevant experience may be taken into account when applications are considered.

Developing your employability The MSc in Digital Enterprise and Information Systems prepares graduates from any discipline for a career that involves the strategic understanding and use of digital technology to compete successfully in the modern economy. These skills are needed in every sector, including new enterprises, banking, pharmacy, entertainment, technology consulting, and many others.

School of Computing The School of Computing at Kent is recognised for its world-leading research and has been ranked among the top universities for studying computer science in the UK. We are a flourishing community of about 50 staff and 130 postgraduate students. We have strong links with industry worldwide, including Microsoft, Oracle, Cisco, IBM and HewlettPackard. Our graduates enjoy an excellent employment rate and salaries to match.

World-leading research In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE 2008), 65% of our research was rated ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’, with a further 30% judged as ‘internationally recognised’.

Medway campus The programme is taught at our Medway campus. This vibrant and modern campus is less than 45 minutes from London (St Pancras) by train. Close to the River Medway, the campus houses award-winning buildings and brand new facilities, and has a strong sense of community.


printers. There is wireless internet access throughout these areas. The Library also runs a netbook and laptop computer loan scheme.

are located in the south-east of England, close to London, and we also have study locations in Brussels, Paris, Athens and Rome.

The Graduate School

We have a diverse, cosmopolitan population with 140 nationalities represented. We also have strong links with universities in Europe, and from Kent, you are just over two hours away from Paris and Brussels by train.

As a postgraduate student, you also have the support of the Graduate School, which promotes your academic interests, co-ordinates transferable skills training and the Global Skills Award, and facilitates cross-disciplinary interaction and social networking through the annual postgraduate festival, the postgraduate experience awards and The GradPost (postgraduate newsletter).

University of Kent Kent is a leading research-intensive university and is ranked among the top 20 in the UK in The Guardian University Guide 2014. All of our academic schools produce worldclass research, and Kent is rated as internationally excellent, leading the way in many fields of study. Kent is known as the UK’s European university. Our two main UK campuses, Canterbury and Medway,

Fees and funding Kent provides a variety of financial support opportunities for postgraduate students. These range from research studentships, location-specific funding, sport and music scholarships, and funding specifically for overseas fee-paying students. For the most up-to-date information on fees and funding, see

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Excellent study resources The £8 million Drill Hall Library is well stocked with books, journals and a range of electronic information. As a student, you have access to a range of support services such as IT support, library support, and public PCs and

Terms and conditions: the University reserves the right to make variations to the content and delivery of courses and other services, or to discontinue courses and other services, if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary. If the University discontinues any course, it will endeavour to provide a suitable alternative. To register for a programme of study, all students must agree to abide by the University Regulations (available online at: Data protection: for administrative, academic and health and safety reasons, the University needs to process information about its students. Full registration as a student of the University is subject to your consent to process such information.

We hold Open Days and postgraduate events throughout the year. For more information, see:

University of Kent, The Registry, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NZ T: +44 (0)1227 764000 E:

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