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Full time | Main Site | 1 year | SEP-23

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Information Systems

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Course Summary


Build your business brain, your technical understanding, and your ability to bring them both together, with this MSc Information Systems. You'll learn about information system management for a professional context, master computer programming and software development, and sharpen your entrepreneurial leadership skills for senior or specialist roles in the tech sector.

You'll construct and optimise your own databases, networks and human interfaces. Using web programming language and content management systems, you'll design your own plugins and tools. And you'll focus on solving complex business problems, by applying what you learn to the needs of your current or desired users.

Your course is shaped by advice from an industry advisory board, to ensure you have the skills and knowledge the sector currently needs, and you'll be learning from lecturers who maintain working partnerships with information technology companies. You'll have opportunities to meet guest lecturers from companies like IBM and Oracle, to work on real-life case studies, and to solve a live business problem in your final project

Careers and opportunities

Careers this Master’s prepares you for

Prospects' 2022 overview of the information systems industry shows the sector has grown 11% over two years, with 10% of the UK's job vacancies being found in IT. This degree's focus on the professional use of information systems means that, when you graduate, you'll have demonstrable expertise in applying your technical skills to fast-moving problem-solving environments.

During your study, you'll be able to work with business case studies, get involved with your lecturers' partnership projects in industry, and to design a project around solving a current issue in an active business. This means you can set yourself up for senior roles in the computing industry, or use computing as an additional skill to support your managerial career in a different sector.


Evaluate, contextualise and apply technologies and techniques with respect to web product creation, management, security, accessibility, usability and website & search engine optimisation

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Entry requirements

A second-class honours degree in a relevant subject, including Computer Sciences, Business or Social Sciences, or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications.

University information

The University of Portsmouth is an innovative, research-driven institution with a modern, well-resourced campus which is a fantastic place to study at postgraduate level. The university invests intelligently in its teaching and facilities, delivering an internationally respected curriculum and providing a rich and varied student experience. Portsmouth is renowned in areas such as astrophysics, forensics and sports science, and produces an...more

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