This module can only be taken a Short Course for Credit.

For more information please go to the 'Upgrade to a professional qualification' section.

The course will promote awareness of legal and regulatory issues which affect information systems professionals, and introduce the professional bodies of relevance to such professionals.

At a glance

What you will learn

On successful completion of this module you should be able to:


  • evaluate and contribute to the debate on issues of importance to today’s information systems users and professionals,
  • appraise how legislation and regulation affect the context within which information systems professionals’ work. 


  • interpret legal and regulatory issues in relation to professional practice,
  • compare and evaluate the relevant professional societies and their codes of practice,
  • interpret contemporary professional issues in relation to personal experience.

Core content

Module topics:

  • legislation and regulations of relevance to the information systems professional (e.g. data protection, copyright, computer misuse etc),
  • professional responsibilities, professional societies and codes of practice (e.g. those of BCS),
  • contemporary issues relating to information capability management.

Upgrade to a professional qualification

After successful completion of this Short Course for Credit, 10 credit points can be put towards the Information Capability Management MSc.

Find out more about short course credit points.


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Who should attend

Students must have successfully completed Foundations of Information Systems in order to take this as a Short Course for Credit.


A limited number of MOD sponsored places are available and must complete the course for credits only. 

How to apply

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

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