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Computing and Information Systems MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Information Systems Computer Science

Course type


Course Summary

This programme is designed for graduates with a good first degree in a relevant area and for those who are already working in the area but would like formal training and up-to-date skills. This programme has been very successful in providing students with new job opportunities in the computing industry. Typically, our postgraduates find work as business analysts, web designers, system developers or programmers, project managers, or in IT support and training. There is an increasing need in the industry for professionals in all fields to have an in-depth knowledge of modern software tools and the principles of good software engineering. This programme provides a firm foundation in both these areas.

This programme has the following accreditation: full CITP FL. Your programme can therefore lead to full exemption of the BCS Chartered IT Professional Further Learning (CITP FL) status. The programme also has accreditation from the European Quality Assurance Network for Informatics Education (EQANIE). Students are assessed through examinations, coursework and a project. Graduates from this programme can pursue careers as IT managers, IT support and business analysts. Opportunities exist to develop your career working as independent consultants or within teams in diverse areas such as business and IT, internet and e-commerce applications, research, teaching and training.

Different course options

Full time | University of Greenwich (Greenwich Campus) | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This module is designed to provide the student with the opportunity to carry out an individual piece of supervised work which reflects their programme area and is at, or informed by, the forefront of their academic discipline. Business, industry and commercial enterprise, as prospective employers also require that MSc graduates have a range of transferable skills. Such skills include being able to work independently, solve complex problems, organise their learning and work, and undertake and successfully complete projects running over several months. All of these activities should be performed by a student in an autonomous fashion, with some direction but minimal direct help from her/his supervisor(s), and must be completed to a specified deadline. Employers also expect MSc holders to be able to evaluate their own work in the context of other related work, and draw and present their conclusions both orally and in the form of a cogent, well-written and well-presented report.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants should have a good first degree in a relevant discipline. Potential applicants who have substantial commercial or industrial experience but who lack formal qualifications should seek an interview with the programme leader.

Department profile

Undertaking your postgraduate degree at the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences is your opportunity to study at one of London’s most beautiful campuses, based on the banks of the River Thames. We cover a range of academic disciplines across four very distinct schools....more

University information

The University of Greenwich has three campuses situated in south-east London and Kent. It offers a wide range of postgraduate programmes, along with a number of research degrees. The university has nine Times Higher Education Awards, four Queen’s Anniversary Prizes for Higher and Further Education and two Guardian University Awards for Research Impact. Among the teaching staff, there are award winning National Teaching Fellows, while alumni...more