University of Greenwich
Computing and Information Systems MSc
University of Greenwich

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Advance your career as a business analyst, web designer or systems developer with our Master’s in Computing and Information Systems.

There is an increasing need within the computer science industry for professionals in business analysis, web design, system development and project management, as well as IT support and training. This MSc in Computing and Information Systems is designed to meet those needs. You'll explore software tools and techniques and systems modelling, alongside options that range from data warehousing and project management to developing mobile apps.

This course is ideal for recent graduates and computing practitioners who require more formal training. By offering a solid foundation in modern software tools and the principles of good software engineering, we provide the skills you need to seek exciting new job opportunities.

What you should know about this course

  • You’ll develop the in-depth knowledge necessary to enhance your current skill set within Computing and Information Systems.

  • Learn all about the design and development of information systems as well as their planning and control.

  • Throughout this course you’ll learn the project management skills required for IT consultancy and strategic decision-making.

  • The University of Greenwich has a long-standing relationship with the British Computer Society (BCS), which accredits our computing degree programmes. As this programme was extensively updated in 2019, it has a current designation of Partial Chartered Information Technology Professional (CITP) accreditation for the 2019 intake. The accreditation status is expected to be confirmed in spring 2022 after the first cohort of students graduate. Students will be kept updated on the status of this. In the very unlikely event that this does not progress as expected the university will support students with individual BCS membership applications at the point of graduation.

On this course, students are assessed by coursework, examinations and a project. Some modules may also include practice assessments, presentations, demonstrations, and reports, which help you to monitor progress and make continual improvement.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Requirements for international students / English requirements

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

    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees

For applicants without English as their first language, an IELTS score of 6.0 with at least 5.5 in each component (or equivalent) will also be required.
Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Computing and Information Systems, MSc.

You should have a good honours degree (2:2 or above) in computing or computing science or in a suitable numerate subject (e.g. mathematics, physics, engineering, information systems or multimedia) that includes software development experience. For more information, contact [email protected] or 020 8331 9000.

Visa Requirements for International Students

Visa requirement

All international students (including citizens from EU countries) intending to study this or any other academic programme for more than 6 months in the UK require a Student Visa.

International students younger than 18 years require a special Child Student Visa. Exceptions from this general rule may apply to holders of other UK work visas, British National Overseas visa, family member visa and recognised refugees or asylum seekers.

Permission to work while studying

University of Greenwich is listed by the UK government as an institution licensed to sponsor migrant students.

Student visa holders from licensed institutions are entitled to work during their full-time bachelor's, master's or Phd studies for
- 20h/week during the term
- Full-time outside term time (e.g. vacations, work placements, once course ended)

After completion of a bachelor's or master's programme of at least 12 months Student Visa holders of licensed institutions can convert their visa into a Graduate Visa which entitles graduates to work for 2 years in the UK.

Costs

Tuition Fees Computing and Information Systems MSc

Channel Islands £9750
EU £9750
England UK £9750
Northern Ireland £9750
Scotland £9750
Wales £9750
International £14500

Additional fee information

These fees were set for the 2020/2021 intake. For more information regarding fees and finance, please visit www.gre.ac.uk/finance

Average student cost of living in London

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 University of Greenwich

The University of Greenwich operates on government funding, and is based in London and Kent, England. The university’s main campus, the Old Royal Naval College, as well as its Avery Hill campus are located in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, in Greater London. Its satellite campus in Medway, Kent is part of a collaboration with the University of Kent.

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Where is this programme taught

Greenwich Maritime Campus
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