University of Portsmouth

MSc Information Systems

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 in 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, work on real-life case studies, and to solve a live business problem in your final project

You can begin this course in September (full-time or part-time) or January (full-time only
The University of Portsmouth is ranked 5th of the modern universities for research quality in computer science and informatics

Entry Requirements

  • A 2:1 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.

  • CGPA-3.25 /4.00

Career Prospects

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.

What jobs can you do with an Information Systems degree?

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.

Course Details

Each module on this course is worth a certain number of credits.

You need to study modules worth a total of 180 credits. For example, 4 modules worth 30 credits and 1 module worth 60 credits.

Modules Studied

  • Computer Management and Networking – 15 credits
  • Database Management – 15 credits
  • Managing Information Systems – 30 credits
  • Systems Analysis for Business – 15 credits
  • User Experience Design – 15 credits
  • Web Product Development and Management – 30 credits
  • Masters Project – 60 credit

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