Taught course

Information Systems

University of Portsmouth · School of Computing

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 6.0.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content


Build your business brain, your technical understanding, and your ability to bring them both together as an IT professional. On this MSc Information Systems, you'll investigate complex situations, and learn to develop and communicate solutions that combine business and technology ideas.

You'll construct and optimise your own databases, use web programming languages and content management systems to design software, plugins and tools, and apply your knowledge to current business problems. By focusing on current industry issues, you'll learn to meet the needs of your current or desired users, while you sharpen your entrepreneurial leadership skills for senior or specialist roles in the tech sector.

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.

Course highlights

  • Design and develop your own software as you study key topics such information systems management or web development
  • Register as a Chartered IT Professional (CITP) after you graduate
  • 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

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