University of Surrey

Information Systems

This programme aims to prepare students for a successful career in the IT sector, even if they do not have a prior degree in computer science. It enables students who have studied computer science previously to expand their knowledge and acquire further skills across a broader range of computer science topics.Taught modules address mobile and cloud computing, big data and database systems, and the importance of information security, in relation to the foundational information systems principles. This programme will equip you with professional skills that will allow you to work as an IT consultant/manager, system architect/analyst, or software developer in any industry field that heavily relies on software and information technology.

Entry requirements

A minimum UK 2.2 in a UK honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, Computing, Chemistry, Data Science, Data Analysis, Informatics or a related discipline. Relevant experience may also be considered.

English language requirements: IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall, 6.0 in each component (or equivalent).

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Course modules

Example module listing: Dissertation; Information Systems Development; HTML5 and CSS3 for Mobile Applications; Information Security Management; Information and Network Security; Practical Business Analytics; Database Systems; Project Management and Business Strategy; Cloud Computing; Information Security for Business and Government.

Assessment methods

Assessment includes the completion of a dissertation project.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2018 4,500 (Year 1) Home/EU 36 36 Months
MSc Full-time September 2018 20,500 (Year 1) International 12 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2018 9,000 (Year 1) Home/EU 12 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2018 10,300 (Year 1) International 36 36 Months

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