MSc Business Information Technology

Postgraduate, Part-time

Business Information Technology MSc



Closing the gap between expert technology practitioners and generic managers to help deliver successful information systems

Overview

Making the right decisions about how to use technology becomes more and more critical, and that’s why there are great career opportunities for graduates who have skills in technology management. At the end of the course, you will be able to examine the characteristics of business information systems, how they are designed and how they can be successfully implemented in the working environment.

The course is suitable for individuals with a management background wishing to specialise in information system technology or technology specialists wishing to move on to managerial roles.

This course is eligible for a SFC funded place for Scottish and EU students – please see the SFC funding page for more information on how to apply. The deadline for applications for a January 2019 start is the 30th of November 2018

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Mode of Study:

Part-time (available as Full-time)

Duration:

2 years

Start date:

JanSep


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Course details

This course will teach you about information system management and development in organisations. You will learn how to design and implement information systems solutions, allowing you to gain an overview of the importance of systems to organisations as well as gain the technical and communication skills which the industry values.

The course focusses on how systems work, how the requirements for them are established and how they are designed and developed.

On completion, you will gain transferable skills in project management, time management and communication.

Modules

  • Information Systems Engineering
  • Security, Audit and Compliance
  • Strategic Information Systems Management
  • Management of Software Projects
  • Enterprise Information Systems with SAP
  • Digital Business Environments
  • UX and Service Design
  • calendar How you’ll be taught You will learn with a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials, lab time and independent study.
  • note and pen Assessments Assessments are a mixture of written coursework allowing you to develop your academic and business reporting skills. The more technical modules include demonstration or evaluation your work.
  • library Facilities This course is taught at our Merchiston Campus near the centre of Edinburgh. You will have access to specialist labs and facilities, including the Sensorium, a newly opened user experience lab.

Disclaimer

Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

Full information on this is available in our disclaimer.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at a 2:2 or above, or equivalent. We look for applicants to have a background in any discipline in order to be eligible for the programme, but preferably with some computing, information systems or a business component.

English language requirements

If your first language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English language test and our minimum English language requirements will apply.

This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications in English, or your undergraduate degree was taught and examined in English (within two years of starting your postgraduate course). Check our country pages to find out if this applies to you.

International students

We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.
Entry requirements by country

Please note that non-EU international students are unable to enrol onto the following courses:
  • BN Nursing/MN Nursing (Adult, Child, Mental Health or Learning Disability)
  • BM Midwifery/MM Midwifery

Admissions policies

We’re committed to admitting students who have the potential to succeed and benefit from our programmes of study. 

Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures, and how we use the information you provide us in your application to inform the decisions we make.

Undergraduate admissions policies
Postgraduate admissions policies

Fees & funding

The course fees you'll pay and the funding available to you will depend on a number of factors including your nationality, location, personal circumstances and the course you are studying. We also have a number of bursaries and scholarships available to our students.

Tuition fees
Students from 2018/19 2019/20
Home/EU-Taught modules *£890 *£922
Home/EU-Dissertation module £530 £553
Overseas-Taught modules *£2,250 *£2,364
Overseas-Dissertation module £1,550 £1,575


Fees for modules are calculated according to the number of credits (multiples of 20). The rate shown in the table is for 20 credits*.
This course comprises of 180 credits from taught modules and a dissertation. The total fee you will pay is dependant upon the exit award you wish to achieve.

Frequently Asked Questions about Fees.

Information of Bursaries and Scholarships.

Careers

  • Consultancy
  • Interactive systems design
  • Usability engineering
  • Information engineering
  • IT project management
  • IT consultancy
  • Information systems security  and compliance
  • Database design
  • Business analyst
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