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Information Systems MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Information Systems

Course type


Course Summary

Our forward-thinking course addresses the most recent advances in IT, the internet, web technologies and business applications. You will explore how information systems can increase productivity, improve decision-making and lead to a significant competitive advantage. If you have studied computer science before, this course will expand your knowledge and help you acquire further skills across a broader range of computer science topics. If you don’t have a first degree in computer science, this course will still fully prepare you for a successful and rewarding career in the IT sector. The modules you’ll study will address mobile and cloud computing, big data and database systems, and the importance of information security, in relation to the foundational information systems principles. This course will equip you with professional skills that will allow you to work as an IT consultant or manager, a system architect or analyst, or a software developer in any of the many industries that heavily rely on software and information technology.

Different course options

Full time | University of Surrey | 12 months | OCT

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date



The need for computational power and data storage continues to drive demand for more highly capable systems. Highly data intensive applications demand fast access to terabytes, petabytes, even exabytes of storage; processor intensive applications demand access to various types of processors in various configurations. Such applications are increasingly being developed in both scientific and industrial contexts and need to be variously scalable and supportable for large numbers of geographically distributed users. This module will provide insights into how Cloud Computing attempts to meet the varying needs of such applications.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a minimum of a 2:2 UK honours degree in either Chemistry, Computing, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or an alternative subject related to data analysis, data science or informatics, or a recognised equivalent international qualification. We'll also consider relevant work experience if they don't meet these requirements.

University information

The University of Surrey is proud of the cultural diversity of its international community. Over 3,500 postgraduate students, from more than 120 countries across the globe, come to Surrey each year. As a research-led university, Surrey's outstanding contributions benefit society as a whole and address major global challenges. The research-intensive learning environment makes it the perfect choice if you want to study somewhere where you can...more

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