A good Bachelor's degree in computing, information systems or management. Joint honours graduates in 2 of these fields are particularly welcome. Applicants without the specified degree-level qualification but with significant information systems development experience will also be considered.
Months of entry
This mid-career Master's degree in information systems and management is designed for those with a degree in information systems, computing or management; or those with extensive experience in the use of information systems in organisations, or the management of IT. It will build on your understanding of information systems and management, offering the opportunity to study at an advanced level within or across several areas, including information systems project management, development and change management, and computing-based innovation.
Students who complete the programme successfully will have gained an in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge in their chosen area of study, which they will be able to use in: analysis of problems; evaluation of technology options; deployment of appropriate solutions; and research into, or development and deployment of, new information-based technologies.
Those who hold the Prince2® Foundation and Practitioner qualification in project management will gain credit for their previous external study, while those who do not will have the opportunity to gain this useful external certification. The use and management of information systems in organisations is emphasised. For those entering with management qualifications, study of information systems development and related material is required.
Information for international students
If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.
Fees and funding
The government's new postgraduate loan scheme allows you to borrow up to £10,000 to cover the cost of your tuition fees, living costs or other study expenses – and you don't have to start repaying until 2019.
Part-time students who are experiencing financial need may apply for assistance from the Birkbeck Alumni Fund Postgraduate Opportunity Bursary.
Find out more about funding and financial support at postgraduate level.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Department of Computer Science and Information Systems
- 020 7631 6719
- + 44 (0)20 7631 6727