City, University of London

City, University of London

Information Systems and Technology

The course aims to develop: understanding of the characteristics of information systems, their management and technology, and their effective utilisation within organisations; skills in evaluating and applying appropriate methods and technologies for representing, managing and disseminating information; skills in contributing to information system implementation using sound principles; an appreciation of the necessary legal, ethical and professional values appropriate to the provision of information services.

Entry requirements

Good 2nd Class Honours degree from a UK university, or a recognised equivalent from an accredited overseas institution or an equivalent professional qualification; some work experience, preferably in an area related to the programme; part-time applicants should be employed in information systems or technology work; 5 years' relevant experience may be taken in lieu of a degree.

Course modules

Modules include: Databases (systems); digital information technologies and architectures (technology); information and knowledge management (information); requirements engineering (systems); research, evaluation and communication skills; students also choose 3 elective modules, 1 from each stream.

Assessment methods

Modules are assessed in a number of ways, including coursework, examinations, presentations and multiple choice questions.

Sponsorship information

Programme has been recognised by the Arts and Humanities Research Board as suitable for the award of Advanced Course Studentships in information science; limited number of scholarships available for full-time overseas students.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 14,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Part-time £ 7,250 per Academic year (overseas fees) 28 months
MSc Part-time £ 4,500 per Academic year (home fees) 28 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Northampton Square Islington EC1V 0HB South East

Key information

Telephone number: 
020 7040 5060