Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

This programme is designed for those with a degree in information systems, computing or management; or those with extensive experience in the use of information systems in organisations, or the management of IT. It will build on your understanding of information systems and management, offering the opportunity to study at an advanced level within or across several areas, including information systems project management, development and change management, and computing'based innovation. Students who complete the programme successfully will have gained an in'depth theoretical and practical knowledge in their chosen area of study, which they will be able to use in: Analysis of problems; evaluation of technology options; deployment of appropriate solutions; and research into, or development and deployment of, new information'based technologies. Those who hold the Prince2' Foundation and Practitioner qualification in project management will gain credit for their previous external study, while those who do not will have the opportunity to gain this useful external certification.

Course Modules

You take a mixture of computing, information systems and management modules selected according to your qualifications on entry. The choice of an implementation project or research dissertation is open to all students completing the taught requirement. The following 2 modules are compulsory for all students: Information systems; and project management for informatics. The introduction to software development module is compulsory for students without a computing or information systems degree or appropriate experience, and may be taken as an option by other students. You choose from a selection of option modules which may include: Cloud computing; computer systems; database management; information and network security; innovation systems: networks and social capital; intellectual capital and competitiveness; internet and web technologies; object'oriented design and programming; research methods in management 1; strategic information systems; strategic management (Postgraduate).

Course Additional Entry

A good Bachelor's degree in computing, information systems or management. Joint honours graduates in 2 of these fields are particularly welcome. Applicants without the specified degree'level qualification but with significant information systems development experience will also be considered. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub'tests.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £13,750  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £6,950  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time Evening
MSc (Postgraduate) £6,875  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time Evening
MSc (Postgraduate) £3,975  Academic year. First year home fees