MSc Information Systems (with Professional Experience)

University of Portsmouth

18 months
10933 EUR/year
5200 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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On this MSc Information Systems (with Professional Experience) degree course, you'll combine a placement or professional experience with taught modules that develop your skills in the management of information systems. You'll see how you can apply information systems tools in emerging technologies and start-ups and get experience in web product design and development.

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When you complete the course successfully, your Master's degree and professional experience could lead to career opportunities in areas such as business analysis, information security and systems analysis.

What you'll experience

On this Master of Science in Information Systems course you'll:

  • Take part in professional experience activities, or in a placement, putting what you learn on the course to work in industry
  • Get experience in web product design and development including user experience design and programming languages
  • Develop an understanding of the foundations of information systems and technology
  • Learn about advanced information systems management including the tools and methodologies of project management
  • Learn techniques for the management of IT networks and databases
  • Develop the analytical skills and technical knowledge you need to succeed in your information systems career
  • Study in our School of Computing and engage with emerging technologies, enterprise in start-ups, and information security
  • Get experience with network and database tools
  • Experience lectures led by active researchers and experienced professionals with teaching that covers the latest industry trends and developments
  • Learn about current industry practice and available job opportunities from guest speakers
  • Take part in field trips to apply your learning and find out how emerging technologies are used in industry
  • Learn soft and transferable skills suitable for any role, such as critical thinking, communication (written and presentation skills), working with peers, developing initiative and enterprise skills
Careers and opportunities

The information systems field is growing with the emergence of new technologies and swift changes in company goals. This Master's degree in Information Systems gives you the understanding and practice to significantly improve your career prospects.

Importantly, you'll have the opportunity to get experience of working in the industry on a professional experience module. You'll apply your learning in areas such as database management, information systems and web product development. This gives you an advantage over other graduates, who may understand theory but not practice, when you apply for jobs.

When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work. You can get help, advice and support from our Careers and Employability service for up to 5 years after you leave the University as you advance in your career.

What can you do with a Master of Science in Information Systems?

Previous graduates have gone on to work in areas including:

  • business analysis
  • project management
  • systems analysis
  • business intelligence
  • information security

Programme Structure

The core modules are:

  • Computer Management and Networking
  • Master's Engineering or Study Project
  • Master's Study Project
  • Systems Analysis for Business
  • Web Product Development and Management
  • Database Management
  • Managing Information Systems
  • User Experience Design
  • Professional Experience

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


190 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

A second-class honours degree in a relevant subject, or equivalent professional experience.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 6.0.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10933 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16400 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    5200 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7800 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.


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MSc Information Systems (with Professional Experience)
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