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Information Capability Management MSc/PgDip/PgCert - ICMMSC



Start Date: Mon 4 Sep 17 or Mon 8 Jan 18 (subject to demand), study spread over 5 years.

This course is delivered by Cranfield University on behalf of the Technology School, Defence Academy.


Key goals of the course are to provide students with postgraduate level education in order to: develop in individuals an awareness of the management, user and supplier communities; recognise the stakeholder roles, needs and expectations within these communities; enable effective communication and a shared understanding between these stakeholders in order to meet capability objectives; master the principles and practice that underlie the delivery of effective systems, in the business and battle space that exploit information in order to provide strategic benefit.


Please contact the course administrator for more information.

Business Benefits

A key development course to support the needs of the business.
Entry Requirements


There are no restrictions for this course.


There are no exemptions for this course.


Normally a 1st or 2nd class honours degree or equivalent in an appropriate discipline. Alternatively, a lesser qualification with relevant professional experience may be acceptable. Students whose native language is not English must attain an IELTS score of 6.5. Part-time students are required to attend the college for approximately 5 days per module.


  • British Army
    • OF-8
      • Lieutenant General
    • OF-7
      • Major General
    • OF-6
      • Brigadier
    • OF-5
      • Colonel
    • OF-4
      • Lieutenant Colonel
    • OF-3
      • Major
  • Civil Servant
    • OF-8
      • SCS Pay Band 3
    • OF-7
      • SCS Pay Band 2
    • OF-6
      • B1
      • SCS Pay Band 1
    • OF-5
      • B2
      • B2 MSF
      • B2 PR LEC
    • OF-4
      • C1
      • C1 MSF
      • C1 SNR LEC
    • OF-3
      • C2
      • C2 LEC
      • C2 MSF
  • Royal Air Force
    • OF-8
      • Air Marshal
    • OF-7
      • Air Vice Marshal
    • OF-6
      • Air Commodore
    • OF-5
      • Group Captain
    • OF-4
      • Wing Commander
    • OF-3
      • Squadron Leader
  • Royal Marines
    • OF-8
      • Lieutenant General
    • OF-7
      • Major General
    • OF-6
      • Brigadier
    • OF-5
      • Colonel
    • OF-4
      • Lieutenant Colonel
    • OF-3
      • Major
  • Royal Navy
    • OF-8
      • Vice Admiral
    • OF-7
      • Rear Admiral
    • OF-6
      • Commodore
    • OF-5
      • Captain
    • OF-4
      • Commander
    • OF-3
      • Lieutenant Commander
Those seeking to master the management of business and supporting systems in order to achieve business benefits, including tri-service military, civil service, agency managers, personnel from defence and other industries. Takes you on to further senior career opportunities and to become one of the next generation of senior managers with skills in appropriate areas including business analysis, strategy development and implementation, information management, information assurance, cyber security and strategic application of information systems. This course is centrally funded less T&S and is primarily aimed at mid career officers (Major (OF3) rank) and above, equivalent grade MOD Civil Servants, in an associated career field or employment.
Course Details

Course Elements

The course is comprised of the following modules: 
  • Foundations of Information Systems
  • Strategic Application of Information Systems
  • Systems Architecture
  • Organisational Development
  • Programme and Project Management for Information Systems
  • Cyber Security and Information Assurance
  • Software Engineering
  • Methods and Tools for Information Systems Development
  • Information and Knowledge Management
  • Professional Issues
  • Information Storage and Retrieval
  • Emerging Technology Monitoring
Students enrolled on the MSc programme also undertake a project/dissertation, allowing them to demonstrate their ability to make use of the knowledge gained during the course in a real-world situation aimed at delivering strategic benefit.

Accreditation / Assessments

Assessment is spread throughout the programme and includes coursework, group presentations, examinations during the taught phase and for the MSc a research based dissertation.

Further Course Information

This course is part time residential attendance.

For further course information please refer to flyer below.



Application Form

Further Information

Application Process:

RN – applications through 2016DIN07-149 by 6 Mar 17.

Army – applications through Army Command Order 2017/04.  Closing date extended until 29 Apr at the request of the document Author.  Should you have difficulty accessing this document please request a copy by emailing the admin team at:   

RAF – applications through 2017DIN07-050 by 30 Apr 17.

MOD CS – applications direct to: between 1 Feb 17 and COP Fri 12 May 17.

Applications received outside of these dates will not be processed. Where the course is oversubscribed with applications a Selection Board will be convened by the Training and Education Team at the Defence Academy, Shrivenham, with academic input from Cranfield University staff to prioritise nominations. Applicants will be notified of the results by COP Fri 30 Jun 17.


Pre-joining Material

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Key Information

Delivered By

Technology School


Information Capability




Full Time - Minimum 45 weeks; Maximum 48 weeks
Part Time - Minimum 1 year; Maximum 5 years
Full Time - Minimum 24 weeks; Maximum 40 weeks
Part Time - Minimum 24 weeks; Maximum 4 years
Full Time - Minimum 12 weeks; Maximum 20 weeks
Part Time - Minimum 12 weeks; Maximum 3 years

Course Price

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Delivery Method

Blended Learning

Course Contact Details

Name: Cranfield Course Enquiries
Email: email contact
Tel: 01793 785810
Mil Tel: 96161 5810
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