Masters Degrees in Information Systems focus on the use of computer technology to provide services to organisations and users. They will train you in understanding the science and technology behind a range of applications and scenarios, from the World Wide Web to corporate and commercial IT departments.
Courses can be taught MScs, intensive MBAs or research-based MRes and MPhils.
Information Systems is a highly vocational subject area, but you may still be surprised to learn just how many different roles are available for IT postgraduates. Even the most obvious career path - working within a dedicated IT department - can involve a variety of employment scenarios.
You might be based in a small office, administering computer technology for a specialist business, or you work with IT infrastructure across a much larger organisation such as a university campus or banking network.
Other roles include managing information security (managing and protecting sensitive user data) or creating and maintaining websites and app services.
Of course, a postgraduate Information Systems qualification could also be attractive if you're already in work. IT is a rapidly developing field and many professionals find themselves returning to study in order to refresh or expand their training.