MSc in Information Systems
JPT/BPP(U) (N/481/7/0137/PA 1271)10/18


About The Programme

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

This programme 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, organise and carry out research studies at master’s level. It extends your knowledge of research in your chosen area, and builds your skills in communicating your research work.

This programme is validated by Lancaster University and upon successful completion of the programme, graduates are awarded two certificates; one from Sunway University and another from Lancaster University.



January, March, June & August



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


Career Prospects

  • Computer Science Researcher
  • Chief Information Officer
  • IT Consultant
  • IT Auditor
  • IT Project Director
  • Business Analyst
  • IT System Analyst
  • Software Engineer
  • Data Scientist
  • Database Engineer


Dual Degree Awarded by

Lancaster University

Programme 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 writing the thesis. By undergoing these two modules, candidates will develop the necessary skills and knowledge to conduct research successfully towards the Master’s degree.

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 specialisation.

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.

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

A Bachelor’s Degree in Computing with minimum CGPA of 3.00 or equivalent 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)
  • Cambridge English (First) 75+
  • Cambridge English (Advanced) Minimum 67


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