• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

On this Information Systems course at University of Portsmouth you'll learn everything you need to know about the management of information systems and related software and equipment in a business context, including computer programming, systems analysis and software development.

Once you graduate, you'll have all the tools you need for a career as an information systems specialist, whether in an IT company, the IT department of a larger organisation or in local government.

What you will experience?

On this course, you'll:

  • Apply what you learn to real-life practical problems, in collaboration with local and global organisations
  • Study the key themes in the field, like Information Systems Management and Development, Interaction in Computer Systems and Web Development
  • Design and develop your own software, hardware, or network system as part of your final project
  • Access over 250 servers in our £1 million network laboratory, featuring the latest computer networks and communication systems
  • Use our excellent resources, including multi-platform network suites, pervasive computing lab for high performance computing, usability lab with eye-tracking equipment, and forensics lab
  • Be supported by qualified and enthusiastic staff, who are experts in the field and experienced in research
  • Make use of our Tutor Centre and Maths Cafe to iron out any tricky computing, math or stats problems
  • Have 24/7 access to the extensive facilities in our university library, including books, ejournals and newspapers

Career

All organisations rely on information systems for their business processes, and you'll graduate from this course with skills and knowledge that will give you the edge in this competitive arena.

You can pursue a career in the computing industry, or use computing as an additional skill to support a career in a different sector. You might choose to further your research studies with a PhD, and eventually become a university lecturer or researcher.

Career opportunities include:

  • Computer programmer
  • Systems analyst
  • Software developer
  • Web developer
  • Researcher

Accreditation

Accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT for the purposes of partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional (CITP).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Information Systems Development
  • Information Systems Management
  • Interaction in Computer Systems
  • Web Development
  • Master's Project

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Make your application as soon as possible.

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      1 year full time (Start September), 16 months full time (Start January),

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A second-class honours degree in a relevant subject, including Computer Sciences, Business or Social Sciences, or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications. 
  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15100 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students

  • Part time: £2,170

International students

  • Part time: £5,030

Living costs for Portsmouth

  • 710 - 1100 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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