2:1 bachelor's degree or equivalent in any discipline
No work experience is required
GRE/GMAT scores are not required, but a strong result from either of these tests will benefit applicants.
English language requirements
We admit students with diverse academic backgrounds. These include business studies and computer science graduates, but students are also welcome with other degrees where they are wishing to transfer their focus towards management, the internet and innovation.
Your application will be considered on its academic merits. An offer of a place may be conditional on attending additional courses and/or passing qualifying examinations at a suitable standard, in addition to your degree. You should note that there are always many more applications than places available at LSE and possession of the minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee that you will be offered admission. It is therefore in your interests to apply as early as possible.
You may also find the answers to frequently asked questions at the bottom of this page useful.
How to apply
Applications for 2015 entry are now closed. The programme will open for 2016 entry in October 2015.
Fees and financial support
The programme tuition fee is £23,064.
A range of financial support options are available for UK and international graduate students.
Claudio Ciborra Scholarship Fund
The Claudio Ciborra Scholarship Fund provides an award of up to £5,000 each year to one student on the MSc Management of Information Systems and Digital Innovation programme. Contact the LSE Financial Support Office for more information.
Frequently asked questions
What computing experience do I need?
There is no formal computing requirement, although we do expect students to have a basic familiarity with common desktop tools. The School computing environment is based around personal computers running Windows XP and using Microsoft Office 2003 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook). Specialist packages for systems development and research are taught on the course and we presume that you are comfortable with using the standard office packages.
Do I need to know any programming?
No. We do not expect people to come with programming knowledge. If you really want to learn to program, then we suggest you learn either a visual programming environment (for example Visual Basic) or explore some of the Web 2.0 programming environments (such as Ruby on Rails). All the packages in Microsoft Office have a Visual Basic interface, allowing you to do some programming within the structure of the application package. It is our experience that design skills are much more applicable than narrow programming skills.
Will I learn to programme?
The MSc MISDI does not have a formal taught course on programming, although students do have opportunities to develop their programming skills through the use of packaged software for various assignments. The Systems Development in Context option, for example, encourages students to develop their designs through a programming environment of their own choice and seminars will support this effort.