MSc Information Systems
University of Brighton
British Computer Society (BCS)
Postgraduate (QCF_NQF Level 7)
Full time – Classroom
£14,400 (Scholarship available)
September & February
Moulsecoomb campus, Brighton
Honours degree (minimum 2.2) or equivalent.
Students for whom English is not the first language must satisfy the University requirement for IELTS currently at 6.5 overall, with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in the other elements.
Further academic study of MPhil, PhD or professional career.
Recent graduates have taken up posts as consultants, systems analysts, web developers, information managers, software designers and project managers.
Employment opportunities include software development companies, IT consultancies, IT departments of large organisations and local authorities.
Option modules and theme
There is a choice of optional modules, which can be taken individually or grouped to create a theme. Typical themes are:
Modules in focus
Business and Information Systems
This module provides a perspective on the role and uses of IT in business.
Systems Analysis and Design
In this module you will develop the skills necessary for the specification and design of an information system.
This module equips you with an understanding of contemporary database management systems and how they are used to store company data. You will also explore how a company can search, report and analyse this data.
This module gives you the opportunity to participate in the professional or research community and to explore a current topic.
Students can join the course in September or February, and study between one and three modules at a time depending on whether they are full or part-time. Assessment is based on coursework assignments.
Most of the modules are taught over a 15-week semester and include teaching, independent study and assessment.
The course consists of three core Information Systems modules, the Research Methods module and two or three optional taught modules.
The course culminates in a three month project in industry which provides valuable experience of working and applying your newly acquired knowledge in an IT environment.
The optional modules and the project account for over half of the course and enable you to tailor the course to reflect your personal and professional interests.
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