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Sarah Rayner-White, Programme Administrator



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Programme content and structure

The programme is designed around three core courses and a research project which all students on the programme will complete, plus various optional courses by which students can customise their programme according to their own interests and career goals.  

In addition, students also have the choice to study one optional course from outside of the Information Systems offering, and benefit from a truly interdisciplinary learning experience with a range of courses available from world-leading academic departments across the LSE.

Programme structure:


Compulsory courses 

Optional courses (combination to the total value of 1.5 units)

All students must choose two IS courses below in the Lent Term, and take courses to a minimum of one (1.0) full unit. The remaining half (0.5) unit may be taken from the IS list below, or from the list of further options below from a range of academic departments across the LSE. 

  • IS415 eHealth: Policy, Strategy and Systems (0.5 unit)
  • IS417 Global Sourcing and Management of Business and IT Services (0.5 unit)
  • IS418 Social Computing, Data and Information Services (0.5 unit)
  • IS479 Information Systems for the Public Sector (0.5 unit)
  • IS480 Information Technology and Service Innovation (0.5 unit)
  • IS485 Management and Economics of E-Business (0.5 unit)
  • IS489 Data Governance: Privacy, Openness and Transparency (0.5 unit)
Further options


  • AC490   Management Accounting, Decisions and Control (0.5 unit)
International Development
  • DV483   Information Technologies and Socio-Economic Development  (0.5 unit)
  • FM473   Finance I  (0.5 unit)
Employment Relations and Organisational Behaviour
  • ID431 Organisational Change  (0.5 unit)
  • MG401 Operations Management  (0.5 unit)
  • MG402 Public Management: A Strategic Approach  (0.5 unit) (n/a 14/15)
  • MG418 Open Innovation (0.5 unit)
  • MG423 Leading Entrepreneurial Organisations in Global Markets  (0.5 unit)
  • MG460 Handling Disruption: Humanitarian Emergencies Management and Development (0.5 unit)
  • MG462 Qualitative Analysis in Management (0.5 unit)
  • MG482 Innovation and Technology Management  (0.5 unit) (n/a 14/15)
  • OR401 Techniques of Operational Research  (0.5 unit)


  • PH425 Business and Organisational Ethics (0.5 unit)
Students may also take a graduate-level course which is not on this list, subject to approval from the Programme Director. Please refer to the full list of all graduate level courses|.

Non-assessed course

The following non-assessed course is also compulsory for all MSc MISDI students:

Part-time programme structure

MISDI is a full-time 12 month programme, however, we can admit a limited number of part-time students to complete the programme over 2 years.

Part-time students are required to take taught courses in the Michaelmas and Lent Terms of their two years and the work load will be split equally across both years (three half units per year). Students are still required to choose two optional courses the list above and one optional course from the list or wider in the School. The dissertation will be completed in the Summer Term of the second year. Below is the structure for each year:

Term Structure

Term Structure


Michaelmas Term

Lent Term

Summer Term

Year 1

2x half unit core courses

1x half unit optional course

Year 2

1x half unit core courses

2x half unit optional courses

Full unit dissertation

The choice of which core and elective courses take each year will be made in consultation with the programme director.

Please note that we are not able to make special allowances for students in regards to their timetables. Students will be required to manage their time to make sure they can attend the scheduled lectures and seminars.

Sample course video