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Digital Strategy and Information Systems (MSc)

Digital Strategy and Information Systems (MSc)

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Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Policy / Strategic Planning Information Systems

Course type


Course Summary

This UK master’s degree in digital strategy and information systems will teach you methods to process business knowledge and use information systems. These skills are in demand to help organisations improve their business and reach their operational goals. MSc Digital Strategy and Information Systems explores recent trends and topics, taught by leaders in the field.

To be competitive in today's digital economy, businesses need to develop a digital strategy. A digital strategy can help organisations manage a range of information systems, organisational resources and analytics capabilities to:

  • tap into new sources of data, such as ‘big data’
  • produce new insights about their customers or business processes
  • design processes and platforms that allow them to share this knowledge among employees

Information systems are the technology-based processes organisations use to create, gather, process, store, use and share management information and organisational knowledge.

This Digital Strategy and Information Systems MSc will give you in-depth knowledge of the effective development, use and management of information systems in businesses and social organisations.

You’ll learn about the theory and practice of digital strategy and information systems, and examine the technological, managerial and social aspects of the subject.

You’ll learn from academics who underpin their teaching with specialist research and industry knowledge. You’ll be encouraged to explore key theories in practical tasks to improve your analysis, design and information systems skills. These are vital in a competitive job market.


This course will prepare you for an in-house management of knowledge role, specialising in IT function or information systems provision. You could also work in IT, digital or web consultancy.

This master’s degree will also prepare you for further study at PhD level.

Our alumni have gone on to work for organisations including:

  • Citi
  • Daimler AG
  • IBM
  • J.P. Morgan
  • Chase & Co
  • KPMG
  • Hootsuite


The first part of this module aims to provide you with some insight into the complexity and diversity of human interaction with technology and user centred design ? but it is not simply about computers! Every day we interact with a wide variety of systems, web sites, machines, etc. that sometimes help us to achieve our goals, but very often don't. This part of the module aims to identify and explain why we easily become frustrated and confused when using systems. It draws from philosophy of technology, psychology and empirical studies of interface design and aims to discuss some of the underlying principles of design and theories of human cognition.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

This programme is now closed to all international applicants.

Entry requirements

Students will need a 2:1 degree or equivalent qualification in one of the following subjects: business; management; economics; computer science; information technology; engineering and a scientific discipline.

University information

The University of Southampton is an institution with a strong heritage, with more than 100 years of history and tradition supporting a modern educational model that focuses on student success. Southampton is one of the founding members of the UK’s prestigious Russell Group, a network of research-focused and prestigious universities. Today, the 2023 Complete University Guide league table places Southampton among the top 13 institutions...more