Middlesex University

Course Introduction

This course is accredited by the British Computer Society for Chartered IT Professional (CITP). Business information, and using it to increase profitability, is becoming an ever more essential part of running any organisation. This course will train you to design and develop information management systems and make the best use of them in the workplace ? a highly sought-after skill in today's competitive market. From revenue reports and customer data to figures used to forecast sales and analyse trends, the useful knowledge which organisations can gain from information systems is virtually limitless. Experts who can use the technology intelligently and creatively to add value to a business, combining technical ability with an understanding of an organisation's needs, are in high demand. This course is designed to meet that demand. You will have access to the Human Interactive Systems Laboratory, which explores the design of interactive technologies for education, training and medical use.

This course will furnish you with the technical skills you will need to introduce, manage and improve information systems and knowledge management programmes within an organisation to increase its profitability. You will look at how information systems benefit an organisation, how to assess a company?s IT needs and choose appropriate technologies and methods for setting up a system. You will also explore business, management and decision-making theory, recent developments in information systems, and the legal, regulatory, ethical and professional issues surrounding the sector such as consumer protection, privacy, and intellectual property, copyright and trademarks. You will be assessed through exams, your research project and other coursework, including research papers and extended abstracts, essays, reports, critical analyses of research issues, database exercises, posters, presentations and case study assignments. Some assessed work will be done in groups and you will receive regular feedback on all work. Well-qualified IT professionals are in high demand and your career prospects on graduating this course will be excellent, leaving you ideally placed for a role as IT manager or project manager, business analyst, quality assurance engineer, information systems auditor or web developer.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £9,500 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £9,500 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £13,900 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have a 2:2 honours degree, or equivalent qualification, in an appropriate subject. We also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications. Those without formal qualifications need to demonstrate a minimum of three years' relevant work experience and the ability to study at postgraduate level. We also normally require Grade C GCSE or an equivalent qualification.