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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Computer Science

  • Start Date

    September, February

  • Course Duration

    Full-time: 12-18 months depending on start date; Part-time: 2-5 years

  • Course Type


  • Course Fees


Course content

Learn how to apply IT to business and gain a qualification accredited by the British Computer Society. On this business-orientated course, you will gain IT knowledge and apply it to practical projects. These projects are based on industrial case studies and include one real-world client brief, giving you invaluable industry experience.

Your studies and experiences will prepare you for a range of roles including consultant, analyst, web developer and project manager.You will be able to select modules to reflect your career ambitions and interests. Our modules cover a wide range of topics including systems analysis and design, data management and research methods.

This course would be suitable if you have already studied a degree in information technology but would like to develop a more business-focused career, or if you have studied a subject outside of computing but are looking at starting a career in IT. Equally, if you already have professional IT experience, but would like to gain a qualification to enhance their career, you would also be well suited to this course.


Scholarships are available for this course. Please click the link below for more information.

Course structure

Students can join the course in September or February, and study between one and three modules at a time depending on whether they are full or part-time. Assessment is based on coursework assignments.

Most of the modules are taught over a 15-week semester and include teaching, independent study and assessment.

The course consists of three core Information Systems modules, the Research Methods module and two or three optional taught modules.

The course culminates in a three month project in industry which provides valuable experience of working and applying your newly acquired knowledge in an IT environment.

The optional modules and the project account for over half of the course and enable you to tailor the course to reflect your personal and professional interests.


Core modules:

Business and Information Systems
Systems Analysis and Design
Research Methods

Option modules and themes

There is a choice of optional modules, that can be taken individually or grouped to create a theme. Typical themes are:

Web Application Development
Business Intelligence and Digital Marketing
User Interaction Design


Recent graduates have taken up posts as consultants, systems analysts, web developers, information managers, software designers and project managers.

Employment opportunities include software development companies, IT consultancies, IT departments of large organisations and local authorities.

Visit the Information Systems - MSc page on the University of Brighton website for more details!




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