MPhil/PhD Information Systems

In addition to progressing with their research, students are expected to take the listed training and transferable skills courses.  Students may take courses in addition to those listed, and should discuss this with their supervisor.

Year One
Training courses
Compulsory (examined)

IS592 Foundations of Social Research in Information Systems: Paradigms and Traditions (H)
IS581 Interpretations of Information (H) (n/a 12/13)
IS418 Digital Convergence and Information Services (H)
OR
Another half unit Masters Course from MISI, Department of Management or School, subject to approval from supervisor and Research Chair.

Half unit course from Department of Management or other department, subject to approval from the supervisor and the Research Chair. The option would normally be an advanced level postgraduate course in an area that would contribute to their understanding or approach to the thesis topic.
MY400 Fundamentals of Social Science Research Design (H)
MY521 Qualitative Research Methods (H)
MY552 Applied Regression Analysis (H)

Transferable skills courses
Compulsory (not examined)

IS554 Information Systems PhD Seminar Series and Workshops (students are expected to attend each term and present at least once a year)

Optional (not examined)
PhD Seminar Series
Faculty Research Seminars

Year Two
Transferable skills courses
Compulsory (not examined)

IS554 Information Systems PhD Seminar Series and Workshops (students are expected to attend each term and present at least once a year)

Optional (not examined)
PhD Seminar Series
Faculty Research Seminars

Year Three
Transferable skills courses
Compulsory (not examined)

IS554 Information Systems PhD Seminar Series and Workshops (students are expected to attend each term and present at least once a year)

Optional (not examined)
PhD Seminar Series
Faculty Research Seminars

Year Four
Transferable skills courses
Compulsory (not examined)

IS554 Information Systems PhD Seminar Series and Workshops (students are expected to attend each term and present at least once a year)

Optional (not examined)
PhD Seminar Series
Faculty Research Seminars

Progression and upgrade requirements
Students are expected to make a presentation once per year at IS554 Information Systems PhD Seminar Series and Workshops. Students are also expected to take an active part in the PhD Seminar Series. During the programme students are required to pass an MPhil/PhD upgrade examination. This involves a presentation at the IS554 Seminar series, submission of a research proposal for formal assessment by the faculty, response document to assessor feedback followed by an oral exam in the early Michaelmas term of year two, attended by a panel of faculty members and an external moderator. Students would normally be required to pass all six of their first year courses with Merit in order to be upgraded.