Middlesex University London - Information Systems (Top-up) (Online Distance Learning) BSc Honours

Middlesex University London

Information Systems (Top-up) (Online Distance Learning) BSc Honours

Top-up your degree from anywhere in the world

The rapidly growing demands of the IT industry mean that graduates equipped with the right skills can look forward to great career prospects. Our course will give you an excellent understanding of information systems alongside the skills required to succeed in design, analysis, development, and management of IT. You’ll be taught through distance learning by experts who also carry out research and industrial collaboration in their specialist areas.

Our information systems degree will provide you with key training in all the latest IT skills and concepts. This includes software development, design for end users, and design for multiple platforms like web and computing. Your existing technical skills will be complemented by new learning, including communication, organisation, teamwork, application, and many more.

Our multidisciplinary programme gives you the chance to top up your currently existing qualifications to a full BSc degree. You’ll also have the opportunity to continue to postgraduate research once you finish the course.

Middlesex University's ranked 176-200 in the world for computer science (THE World University Ranking, 2019).

Learn to apply your new skills

The information systems course includes a range of practical and development exercises to give you confidence in applying what you’ve learnt. You’ll work on projects like learning and data analytics, using data collected as part of the department’s various projects. You’ll get the chance to attend workshops by Information La and learn about data visualisation with Tableau.

Some of the projects you’ll be part of will focus on how individuals with different personalities learn, the visualisation of stress and emotion during presentations and even investigations of educational technologies.

Our industry links mean you’ll be taught the latest industrial practices, maximising the chances of employment once you graduate. The course will prepare you for a range of different roles like systems designer or developer, IT project manager, user experience architect, and many more.

Entry Requirements

If you have previously studied a relevant higher national diploma (HND) in Computer Science (or similar subject) you may be eligible for this course. International students are encouraged to apply directly via our Online Application Portal

In addition, we accept the equivalent of the below qualifications from a recognised overseas qualification:

  • 240 Undergraduate credits in an appropriate subject

In addition to qualifications such as A level and International Baccalaureate, we accept a wide range of international qualifications.

Find out more about the qualifications we accept from your country on the relevant support in your country page. If you are unsure about the suitability of your qualifications or would like help with your application, please contact your nearest regional office for support.

English language requirements for international students

You must have competence in English language to study with us. The most commonly accepted evidence of English language ability is IELTS 6.0 (with minimum 5.5 in all components). We also normally require Grade C GCSE or an equivalent qualification. Visit our English language requirements page for a full list of accepted tests and qualifications. For some EU countries, we may be able to accept English language competency evidenced through your high school qualification. If you don't meet our minimum English language requirements, we offer an intensive pre-sessional English course.

Career Prospects

What will you study on the BSc Information Systems (Top-up) (Online Distance Learning)?

The course teaches decision making and strategic planning skills for effective use of information technology, and the appropriate use of key implementation strategies for computer-based systems consistent with a range of business needs.

It also includes a range practical design and development exercises. These include the design and implementation of prototype solutions and their iterative development combined with practical user research and the deployment of formative evaluation techniques.

Theoretical concepts will be introduced which can be applied to method selection, strategic planning problem-solving in IT domains. This includes learning how key theories from various core disciplines relevant to design and development, and an understanding of how they can be applied.

What will you gain?

You will develop competencies for specifying, designing and constructing effective implementation strategies for computer-based systems consistent with a range of business needs. You will also develop the ability to form effective dialogue with various stakeholders (a range of audiences) in electronic as well as written and oral forms for effective dialogue with various stakeholders.

You will be trained in identifying and managing resources necessary for all stages of projects – analysis, planning, estimation, execution and improvement – of individual systems development to ensure technical, financial and quality targets are met.

Your numerate and computational skills will be honed and advanced through practical exercises. The modules also support development of generic computational skills such as processing and representing data, and internet communication

The course will help develop key academic writing skills, notably through report writing and documentation of practical coursework.

Course Details

  • You’ll top-up existing qualifications and be taught by experts in their field from anywhere in the world, via online distance learning
  • You’ll develop excellent understanding of information systems along with building skills needed to succeed in design, analysis, development and management, and complementing existing technical skills
  • Includes range of practical and developmental exercises, with work on individual and department projects and workshops


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IS Planning and Management (30 credits) - Compulsory
Interaction Design and User Experience (30 credits) - Compulsory
Information Systems Development (30 credits) - Compulsory

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