Through introducing key Information Systems concepts such as core vocabulary, modelling and associated technology, this Module for Credit prepares students for further study in the field of Information Capability Management. 

This module can be taken as a Short Course for Credit on the MSc/ PgDip/PgCert for Information Capability Management.

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At a glance

  • Dates
    • 02 - 06 Sep 2019
    • 13 - 17 Jan 2020
  • Duration5 days
  • LocationCranfield University at Shrivenham
  • Cost


    Concessions available

What you will learn

On successful completion of the module the student will be able to:


  • appraise the key academic concepts and language of current IS foundation knowledge, research and practice.


  • critically evaluate published research,
  • conduct independent research,
  • write academically credible and professional reports.

Core content

Module topics: 

  • course structure and the information profession,
  • information systems overview,
  • enabling technologies overview,
  • information systems modelling,
  • research methods, learning and study skills.

Upgrade to a professional qualification

This short course, which will be taught at MSc standard, is one of the modules that comprise the postgraduate Information Capability Management (ICM) MSc programme.



A limited number of MOD sponsored places are available.

Location and travel

Cranfield Defence and Security (CDS) is a Cranfield School based at the Ministry of Defence establishment on the Oxfordshire/Wiltshire borders.

Shrivenham itself lies in the picturesque Vale of the White Horse, close to the M4 motorway which links London and South Wales. It is 7 miles from Swindon, the nearest town, which lies off the M4 at the hub of Britain’s motorway network.

Bath, Cheltenham, Bristol and Oxford are all within an hour’s drive and London less than two hours away by car.

All visitors must be pre-booked in at reception by the person they are visiting on the campus.

For further location and travel details

How to apply

To apply for this course please use the online application form.

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