Computing and Information Systems, MSc Postgraduate prospectus

Study our Computing and Information Systems, MSc and find a job as a business analyst, web designer, system developer or programmers in support and training.

UCAS points


1 years full time

2 years part time



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.

What you'll study

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.

For applicants without English as their first language, an IELTS score of 6.0 with at least 5.5 in each component (or equivalent) will also be required.

Extra information


Students are assessed through examinations, coursework and a project.

Professional recognition

This degree is accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS). 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).


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.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Find out more about our fees and the support available to you at our:

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