University of West London

Course Introduction

This course builds on typical undergraduate computing courses studied at level 4 and 5 or equivalent ( such as HND) by offering a level 6 entry route 'integrated' to a level 7 Masters course. The 2 year combination provides a route to develop new knowledge and skills in areas critical to the introduction and success of modern information systems for enterprises. The course also provides a route for people with other backgrounds and experience to engage with the world of information systems. It helps students gain a full understanding of how information systems are designed and constructed, and of the impact of technology and its integration into an organisation. It will also give students the skills they need to work effectively in a business'consulting environment, and provide a solid basis for research.

Course Modules

Modules include: strategies and systems or advanced business systems; development methodologies; computer security; advanced databases; project preparation; project; IT industry; project management; consultancy and technological innovation; enterprise architecture; knowledge management; learning and professional development; employability skills and employment; research methods; dissertation. Optional modules: HCI for information systems; mobile applications development; data architectures; UML component modelling; security management.

Course Additional Entry

Applicants must have a DipHE, HND or equivalent in a computing subject, business or an engineering degree with a significant level of computing. Equivalent professional qualifications, or a relevant Higher National Diploma (HND) will be considered, provided applicants can demonstrate significant, relevant work experience and the ability to benefit fully from the course, they will be considered by interview. Some optional modules may not be available to students without a 1st degree in computing. International students need to meet our English language requirement at either IELTS at 6.0 or above, and a minimum of 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components. Pearson PTE Academic at score 58 or above, or an equivalent secure English language test. In some countries where teaching is in English, we may accept local qualifications.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
2 years
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £10,995  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £6,950  Academic year. First year home fees