Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

This is an advanced postgraduate degree offering a supervised research project. You also take a module on research methods in computer science and information systems, as well as three other taught modules. By the time you have completed this programme, you will have gained an in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge of your chosen area of study, which you will be able to use in problem analysis, evaluation and application of technologies, and research into new technologies.

Assessment is an integral part of your university studies and usually consists of a combination of coursework and examinations, although this will vary from course to course - on some of our courses, assessment is entirely by coursework.

Graduates go on to careers in software engineering, information systems management, consultancy, or research. Possible professions include database administrator, IT consultant, or systems developer. This degree can also be useful in becoming a systems analyst, information systems manager, IT sales professional or technical author.

Start Date:

One to two evenings a week.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
Masters in Research (MRes) £8,900 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
Masters in Research (MRes) £8,900 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
Masters in Research (MRes) £15,200 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time Evening
Masters in Research (MRes) £4,450 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time Evening
Masters in Research (MRes) £4,450 European Fees
2 years
Part Time Evening
Masters in Research (MRes) £7,600 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Standard postgraduate entry requirement is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university, or an equivalent international qualification. We will review every postgraduate application to Birkbeck on its individual merits and their professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. We actively support and encourage applications from mature learners. Our standard postgraduate entry requirement for international students is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university or an equivalent international qualification.
  • International entry requirements: Students need 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.