Taught course

Information Systems

University of Portsmouth · Electronic and Computer Engineering

Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree in a relevant subject, including Computer Sciences, Business or Social Sciences, or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 6.0.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content


Build your business brain, your technical understanding, and your ability to bring them both together, with this MSc Information Systems. You'll learn about information system management for a professional context, master computer programming and software development, and sharpen your entrepreneurial leadership skills for senior or specialist roles in the tech sector.

You'll construct and optimise your own databases, networks and human interfaces. Using web programming language and content management systems, you'll design your own plugins and tools. And you'll focus on solving complex business problems, by applying what you learn to the needs of your current or desired users.

Your course is shaped by advice from an industry advisory board, to ensure you have the skills and knowledge the sector currently needs, and you'll be learning from lecturers who maintain working partnerships with information technology companies. You'll have opportunities to meet guest lecturers from companies like IBM and Oracle, to work on real-life case studies, and to solve a live business problem in your final project

Course highlights

  • Design and develop your own software, hardware or network solutions to real-life problems, as you study key topics such information systems management or web development
  • Access our industry-standard facilities, including a pervasive computing lab, eye-tracking usability equipment, and our £1 million network laboratory, featuring the latest computer networks and communication systems
  • Apply your studies to real-life practical problems, in collaboration with local and global organisations
  • Combine technical ability and business training to solve complex professional problems in your industry
  • Join a friendly and truly international student intake
Careers and opportunities

Prospects' 2022 overview of the information systems industry shows the sector has grown 11% over two years, with 10% of the UK's job vacancies being found in IT. This degree's focus on the professional use of information systems means that, when you graduate, you'll have demonstrable expertise in applying your technical skills to fast-moving problem-solving environments.

During your study, you'll be able to work with business case studies, get involved with your lecturers' partnership projects in industry, and to design a project around solving a current issue in an active business. This means you can set yourself up for senior roles in the computing industry, or use computing as an additional skill to support your managerial career in a different sector.

Fees and funding


Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12-16 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

1 year full-time (September intake), 3 years part-time (September intake), 16 months full-time (January intake)

Course contact details

Admissions Team
023 9284 5566