Taught course

Information Systems

Institution
University of Portsmouth · Faculty of Technology
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A 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 5.5.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Information technology has never been more central to industry and commerce. If you're looking to develop your existing IT experience and qualifications, this MSc Information systems degree course will bolster your skill in preparation for roles of greater seniority or specialism.

On this course you'll learn everything you need to know about the management of information systems and related software and equipment in a business context, including computer programming, systems analysis and software development.

Once you graduate, you'll have all the tools you need for a career as an information systems specialist, whether in an IT company, the IT department of a larger organisation or in local government.

You can start this course in September or January (full time only in January).

What you'll experience

On this course, you'll:
  • Apply what you learn to real-life practical problems, in collaboration with local and global organisations
  • Study the key themes in the field, like Information Systems Management and Development, Interaction in Computer Systems and Web Development
  • Design and develop your own software, hardware, or network system as part of your final project
  • Access over 250 servers in our £1 million network laboratory, featuring the latest computer networks and communication systems
  • Use our excellent resources, including multi-platform network suites, pervasive computing lab for high performance computing, usability lab with eye-tracking equipment, and forensics lab
  • Be supported by qualified and enthusiastic staff, who are experts in the field and experienced in research
  • Make use of our Tutor Centre and Maths Cafe to iron out any tricky computing, math or stats problems
  • Have 24/7 access to the extensive facilities in our university library, including books, ejournals and newspapers

Work experience and career planning

We'll help you to identify internships, voluntary roles and opportunities that will complement your studies.

When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your information systems skills to work.

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Careers and opportunities

All organisations rely on information systems for their business processes, and you'll graduate from this course with skills and knowledge that will give you the edge in this competitive arena.

You can pursue a career in the computing industry, or use computing as an additional skill to support a career in a different sector. You might choose to further your research studies with a PhD, and eventually become a university lecturer or researcher.

Career opportunities include:

  • Computer programmer
  • Systems analyst
  • Software developer
  • Web developer
  • Researcher

We'll provide you with as much support as possible in finding employment through close industrial contacts, careers events, recruitment fairs and individual advice.

Fees and funding

UK students
Full-time: £6,500 Part-time: £2,170 per year *Tuition fee is subject to annual increase.
International students
Full-time: £15,100 Part-time: £5,030 per year *Tuition fee is subject to annual increase.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12/16 months
part time
36 months

Further details of qualification

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

Course contact details

Name
Admissions Team
Email
admissions@port.ac.uk
Phone
023 9284 5566