Taught course

Information Systems Development

Institution
Edinburgh Napier University · School of Computing
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at 2:2 or above. We look for applicants to have a background in any discipline other than computing in order to be eligible for the programme.

Although you are not required to have any formal knowledge of computing before starting the course, it 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.

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

Months of entry

September

Course content

All organisations require information systems to operate efficiently and competitively. This programme covers the techniques to effectively develop these systems. The course is structured to develop your knowledge of information systems to an advanced level in a relatively short time and provide you with the skills employers require. You will focus on how these systems work, how the requirements for them are established and how they are designed and developed. You will gain an overview of the importance of systems to organisations as well as gain technical and communication skills which the industry values.

Subjects Include

PgCert:

  • Software Development
  • Information Systems Engineering
  • Computer Systems and Database Systems.

PgDip:

  • Web Design and Development
  • Software Development or Web-enabled Business
  • Information Systems group project or Management of Software Project

MSc:

  • Dissertation

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

Develop an understanding of information systems management and development in organisations, and learn how to design and implement information systems solutions.You will also gain transferable skills in project management, time management and communication. This course is studied full-time over one year or part-time over two and a half years.You may find employment in computer departments of organisations as a trainee programmer, software engineer, system builder, analyst or system tester.Alternatively, you could move into business as a graduate trainee, particularly where a good understanding of information systems, and their potential, is valuable.This degree and the experience you will gain of creating and commissioning computer solutions can open up new opportunities in your existing area.

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

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

PGDip

full time
9 months
part time
18 months

PGCert

full time
6 months
part time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Admissions Office
Email
pgadmissions@napier.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 333 900 60 40