Taught course

Business Information Technology

Edinburgh Napier University · School of Computing

Entry requirements

The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at a 2:2 or above, or equivalent. We look for applicants to have a background in any discipline in order to be eligible for the programme, but preferably with some computing, information systems or a business component.

We may also consider lesser qualification if you have sufficient relevant work experience within the industry.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Making the right decisions about how to use technology becomes more and more critical, and that’s why there are great career opportunities for graduates who have skills in technology management. At the end of the course, you will be able to examine the characteristics of business information systems, how they are designed, and how they can be successfully implemented in the working environment.

The course is suitable for individuals with a management background wishing to specialise in information system technology or technology specialists wishing to move in to managerial roles.

Required modules include:

  • Information Systems Engineering
  • Security, Audit and Compliance
  • Management of Software Projects
  • Enterprise Information Systems with SAP

Plus two modules chosen from:

  • Strategic Information Systems Management
  • Database Systems and Computer Systems
  • Digital Business Environments
  • Web Design and Development

Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

You will learn about information systems management and development in organisations, and how to design and implement information systems solutions. You will also gain transferable skills in project management, time management and communication. You will focus on how these systems work, how the requirements for them are established and how they are designed and developed. Gaining an overview of the importance of systems to organisations as well as gain technical and communication skills which the industry values. This course is studied full-time over one year or part-time. Achieving an MSc requires completion of six modules and a dissertation. Complete 3 modules to gains a PG Certificate; complete 6 modules for a PG Diploma.

After graduation, you can expect to be involved in both academic and practical fields in widely diverse areas of Business Information Technology, including: Interactive System Design, Usability Engineering, Information Engineering, Software Engineering, IT-Security.

This is a full-time course studied over one year. It requires an intensive period of study, involving lectures, tutorials, laboratory sessions and independent study. As a full-time student you'll take three 20 credit modules per trimester for the first two trimesters, and then complete a Project.

This course is also available part-time, with one or two modules studied per trimester.

Information for international students

For applications whose first language is not English, the following is generally required: minimum IELTS 6.0, with no individual component score of less than 5.5 or equivalent. We also offer a range of pre-sessional English language courses to help you meet the English language requirement prior to starting your masters programme. Please see our website for up-to-date information.

Fees and funding

Please see our website for up-to-date information about fee and funding and what you could be eligible for.

We have lots of funding options available such as the postgraduate tuition fee loan for Scottish & EU students, specifics scholarships for students from North or South America, Asia and Africa, as well as bursaries & grants for those closer to home in England, Northern Ireland and Wales.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24-36 months


full time
9 months
part time
18 months


full time
6 months
part time
12 months

Course contact details

Admissions Office
+44 (0) 333 900 60 40