Home > Department of Management > Study > PhD programme > Information Systems and Innovation track

 

Information Systems and Innovation track

This track is based in the Information Systems and Innovation Group| (ISIG) within the Department. The Programme Director is: Dr Carsten Sorensen|

The Group offers a unique environment for research on the social study of ICTs, providing both high-quality research training and a stimulating forum for the exchange of ideas. The MPhil/PhD programme has been an integral part of the Information Systems & Innovation Group over the past three decades and many former PhD students have found themselves holding positions in leading public and private sector institutions in the UK, North America, Europe and in their home countries.

The Group currently has approximately 26 doctoral students researching different aspects of ICT deployment and its consequences for contemporary organisations.

Track structure

Year one

Training: Compulsory examined courses
Transferable skills: Compulsory non-examined courses
Optional non-examined courses
  • PhD Seminar Series
  • Faculty Research Seminars

Year two

Transferable skills: Compulsory non-examined courses
Optional non-examined courses
  • PhD Seminar Series
  • Faculty Research Seminars

Year Three

Transferable skills: Compulsory non-examined courses
Optional non-examined courses
  • PhD Seminar Series
  • Faculty Research Seminars

Year Four

Transferable skills: Compulsory non-examined courses
Optional non-examined courses
  • PhD Seminar Series
  • Faculty Research Seminars

Methodological training

The required methodological training is provided in the first year of study.

Progress reviews and upgrading to PhD

During the programme students are required to pass an upgrade examination. This involves the submission of a research proposal for assessment by selected members of faculty, and a presentation. This will take place in the Michaelmas Term of year 2 and will be attended by faculty and fellow PhD students.

In addition to the upgrade presentation, students are expected to pass their first year taught courses with Merit in order to progress to PhD.

For more details on the upgrade process, please contact Fran White|

Students are also required to take an active part in the IS554 PhD Seminar Days, the PhD Research Seminar Series and to attend the Faculty Research Seminar Series.

Targets for progress

  • Year 1 - Pass with Merit IS592, 581, MI courses and optional module
  • Year 2 - Upgrade (MT), presenting at IS554, attending PhD Research Seminar Series and Faculty Research Seminar Series
  • Year 3 - As above, plus submission of draft chapters

Targets for completion

The School's policy is that PhDs should be completed within and 3-4 year timescale.

Share:Facebook|Twitter|LinkedIn|