Kingston University
Information Systems MSc
Kingston University

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Reasons to choose Kingston – Course content is informed by an industrial advisory board, ensuring what you learn will meet the demands of business and industry. – You will be able to tailor your studies to suit your career, industry background or the requirements of your organisation. – The project/dissertation, through which you will study an area of interest in-depth, can be an excellent selling point when you seek a job or promotion.

About this course This course examines the design, development and management of information systems. You will study how information is used in organisations in making improved value chains and decision making, in an environment of high-tech innovation, knowledge engineering and business intelligence. You will be trained to recognise and welcome change in the business and information environment created by social, economic, political and technical developments. Input from industry professionals and the Big Data group will give concrete and practical context to your studies. You will acquire Agile qualifications as you develop skills for managing large and small IT projects.

Example modules – Databases and Data Management – Agile Project Development – IT and Entrepreneurship

Career opportunities Graduates have taken on roles including data analyst, business analyst, project manager, IT consultant, entrepreneur and related Information Systems roles e.g. in digital marketing, software development and testing, etc.

Assessment typically comprises exams (eg test or exam), practical (eg presentations, performance) and coursework (eg essays, reports, self-assessment, portfolios, dissertation).

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • All other courses
    • 6.0
    • Foundation / Pathway Courses
    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.5
    • Undergraduate Degrees

Company sponsorship; career development loan.

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Information Systems, MSc, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

A 2:2 or above honours degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline. Candidates must have experience in subjects involving programming, databases, networking, web development, systems analysis or design. Candidates with non-standard qualifications but with relevant experience are welcome to apply.


Tuition Fees Information Systems MSc

EU £15400 year 1
England UK £9620 year 1
Northern Ireland £9620 year 1
Scotland £9620 year 1
Wales £9620 year 1
International £15400 year 1

Additional fee information

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Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

University Rankings

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About Kingston University

Founded in 1899, Kingston University is located in the suburban town of Kingston upon Thames, London. The university’s four campuses can be found in and around the town centre, with a free shuttle bus helping students to get there. This university offers what they call Flexi-stay accommodation, which allows students to book rooms in their residence halls for periods in which they expect to be studying exceptionally hard.

Student composition of Kingston University

Students by level of study Academic year 2020/21 - Full-time equivalent student enrollments published by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) on 10 February 2022
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Where is this programme taught

Penrhyn Road Campus
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