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.
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, maths 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.
What you'll study on this MSc Information Systems degree course
Core modules on this course currently include:
- Computer Management and Networking
- Database Management
- Managing Information Systems
- Masters Engineering Project
- Masters Study Project
- Systems Analysis for Business
- User Experience Design
- Web Product Development and Management
Teaching methods on this course include:
- lab sessions
How you're assessed
You'll be assessed through:
- written assignments
- group and individual lab-based assessments
- final dissertation
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.
What jobs can you do with an Information Systems degree?
Career opportunities include:
- Computer programmer
- Systems analyst
- Software developer
- Web developer
We'll provide you with as much support as possible in finding employment through close industrial contacts, careers events, recruitment fairs and individual advice.