Taught course

Information Systems Development

Edinburgh Napier University · School of Computing

Entry requirements

You must hold an honours degree, or equivalent, in a discipline other than computing. A lower qualification may be considered if accompanied by appropriate work experience. You are not required to have any formal knowledge of computing before starting the course. However, this is not an IT training course and does require you to engage with a wide range of new technologies in a relatively short time, so familiarity with basic computing would be an advantage.

Months of entry


Course content

If you choose to study full-time, you'll take three modules per trimester, for the first two trimesters. With the part-time option, only 1-2 modules are studied per trimester

Trimester 1
Software Development, Information Systems Engineering, Computer Systems & Database Systems.

Successful completion of these modules will qualify you for a Postgraduate Certificate.

Trimester 2
Web Design & Development, Software Development or Web-Enabled Business, Information Systems Group Project or Management of Software Projects.

Successful completion of these modules will qualify you for a Postgraduate Diploma.

Trimester 3
MSc Dissertation - completion will qualify you for a Masters Degree.

Information for international students

For applicants whose first language is not English, the following is generally required: minimum IELTS 6.0, TOEFL 550/213 Please see http://www.napier.ac.uk/international for up-to-date information.

Fees and funding

Please see http://www.napier.ac.uk/fees for up-to-date fee & funding information.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
9 months
part time
18 months


full time
6 months
part time
12 months

Course contact details

Information Office
08452 60 60 40