Information Technology, Management and Organisational Change MSc - 2020 Entry

Entry Year

Full time 12 Month(s)

Course Overview

Information technology is no longer a solely or primarily a technical issue. Not enough consultants, systems developers or managers understand the critical interplay between technology, organisations and change. This unique course gives you the skills to do just that.

Designing, developing, implementing and managing information technology requires a thorough understanding of the ways in which organisational change is managed.  You will develop your knowledge of these key themes along with strategic impact, organisational implications and business value of information technology.  You will be encouraged to think through the social and ethical dimensions relating to technology.  You will also look at the role of consultancy, business analysis and the management of projects, and explore the current and future technological landscape.

The programme attracts high-calibre students across all backgrounds, countries and genders. We do not aim to produce IT managers or computing wizards. Instead we offer students an advanced grounding in key areas of IT and management. Our teaching combines academic rigour with business-relevant content thanks to close collaboration with industry partners. This includes unpacking theoretical frameworks in relation to real-life case studies.

Our teaching is research-led and taught by specialists. Guest industry speakers will introduce you to current challenges. You will also have the opportunity to tailor one module each term to your interests such as e-business, e-marketing and human resource management.

In our 16 week-long company challenge, you will be asked to develop ideas regarding a specific issue, present a proposal and produce a white paper. This company research internship, with firms such as IBM and KPMG, often forms the basis of your dissertation. Alternatively, you can pursue a dissertation topic of your own choice

There is a gap in the marketplace for managing change through technology, so the skills you gain will be highly sought-after by employers. Many graduates pursue careers in technology management, management consultancy, change or project management, IT consulting or business analysis.  They work across the world in start-ups through the prestigious multinationals.  Others use this programme as a springboard to their PhD.

Course Structure

You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.



Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research.



Location Full Time (per year) Part Time (per year)
UK/EU £13,000 n/a
Overseas £20,000 n/a

The University will not increase the Tuition Fee you are charged during the course of an academic year.

If you are studying on a programme of more than one year's duration, the tuition fees for subsequent years of your programme are likely to increase each year. The way in which continuing students' fee rates are determined varies according to an individual's 'fee status' as set out on our fees webpages.

What are tuition fees for?

Studying at a UK University means that you need to pay an annual fee for your tuition, which covers the costs associated with teaching, examinations, assessment and graduation.

The fee that you will be charged depends on whether you are considered to be a UK, EU or overseas student. Visiting students will be charged a pro-rata fee for periods of study less than a year.

Our annual tuition fee is set for a 12 month session, which usually runs from October to September the following year.

How does Lancaster set overseas tuition fees?

Overseas fees, alongside all other sources of income, allow the University to maintain its abilities across the range of activities and services. Each year the University's Finance Committee consider recommendations for increases to fees proposed for all categories of student and this takes into account a range of factors including projected cost inflation for the University, comparisons against other high-quality institutions and external financial factors such as projected exchange rate movements.

What support is available towards tuition fees?

Lancaster University's priority is to support every student in making the most of their education. Many of our students each year will be entitled to bursaries or scholarships to help with the cost of fees and/or living expenses. You can find out more about financial support, studentships, and awards for postgraduate study on our website.

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