Second-class honours Bachelor's degree or equivalent in a subject other than computing or information systems. Applicants with less than the required level of academic qualification may be considered, if they have significant relevant experience in the IT industry.
Months of entry
This programme covers practical aspects of information systems development, modern management topics and professionalism in IT. If you already have experience of working in the IT industry, the programme aims to provide opportunities for broadening and deepening your knowledge and skills. If you do not have previous experience, the programme aims to provide a platform for a career in the IT industry.
You will gain an advanced level of understanding of computers, computing, software development, and how to design and implement software systems. The programme also covers the use of information systems in organisations, and the management of IT and information systems.
Why study this course at Birkbeck?
- Provides graduates who have a first degree in a subject other than computing with knowledge of information systems, computing and management of IT.
- You will gain an in-depth knowledge of problem analysis, evaluation of technology options, systems development, technology-driven organisational change and technology-based innovation.
- Provides a foundation for continuing on to an MPhil/PhD programme in information systems or technology management.
- You will have 24-hour access to several laboratories of networked PCs with a range of language compilers, database and other application software. We are connected, via the SuperJANET network, to the computers of other academic institutions in London, elsewhere in the UK and abroad.
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
- Student Advice Service
- +44(0) 20 3907 0700
- + 44 (0)20 7631 6727