Kingston University London

Course Introduction

This course aims to provide you with the knowledge to design, develop and implement e'commerce applications to positively transform the business, restructure the organisation and streamline business processes to improve competitiveness. Its multidisciplinary and holistic approach places the applications and technologies of e'commerce into the wider business, social and economic context. As well as analysing, designing, implementing and managing the use of information systems for e'commerce, you will also investigate how e'commerce can accommodate the increased rate of change created by social, economic, political and technical developments, including legal and ethical considerations. You will also focus on the organisational and change management implications of new business models enabled by e'commerce, as well as the impact of the internet.

Course Modules

Modules include: Requirements engineering and management; corporate data and database management; broadband and mobile networks; building e'business; research methods; project/dissertation. Optional modules: component'based software engineering; developing object'orientated solutions; digital communications; e'technologies; internet wireless networks; information technology and entrepreneurship; knowledge management; multimedia communications; network design and management; network operating systems; network security; programming in java; projects and risk management; secure and dependable computing; software engineering tools; software quality assurance; spatial information analysis and modelling; strategic information systems for e'business; networks; usability engineering; visualisation and image processing; web development in java; wireless communications.

Course Additional Entry

An Honours degree or equivalent in IS/IT subject; or substantial relevant work experience; applicants whose 1st language is not English must have an IELTS score of 6.5 with 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in reading, listening and speaking.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £12,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £5,900  Academic year. First year home fees
2 - 3 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £6,250  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 - 3 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £2,950  Academic year. First year home fees