Information Systems and Management (BSc): 4-year, part-time

Year of entry


Start date

October 2018


Central London


Fully Approved


Four years part-time


Three evenings a week, October to July

This course will equip you with the skills to apply information systems to the problems encountered in management. It covers the design, implementation and operation of information systems together with the practice and theory of management.

Accredited by the British Computer Society, this course provides an opportunity to gain theoretical knowledge and practical skills in both computing and management, striking a balance between the underlying theories and the current techniques relevant to the marketplace.

The programme aims to produce graduates who, with appropriate experience, will become hybrid managers, i.e. managers/information systems analysts/computer scientists, well versed in the tools, techniques, approaches and philosophies necessary for the successful introduction of complex information and communication technologies in today's fast-changing world.

This programme is also available for full-time evening study over three years.

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  • The Department of Computer Science and Information Systems at Birkbeck is one of the longest-established computing departments in the UK, having celebrated our 60th anniversary in 2017. We provide a stimulating teaching and research environment for both part-time and full-time students.
  • In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), more than 75% of our research outputs in Computer Science were ranked world-leading or internationally excellent.
  • We have four modern computing laboratories in the Department, with a total of 133 workstations. 
  • The local area network is a switched gigabit/10gigabit ethernet. The Department and College computers are connected to the SuperJANET academic network via the London Metropolitan Network. Departmental computer services and networks are managed and supported by the Department's Systems Group.
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Course structure

All of the modules in Years 1 and 2 are compulsory. There is a mixture of compulsory and option modules in Years 3 and 4. All of the option modules listed below are placed in Year 3, but any of these option modules can also be chosen in Year 4.

There are four types of final-year project, from which one must be chosen. The module Research Methods in Management is compulsory for students who choose a final-year project of type 1 or type 2, otherwise it is optional.

To find out more, read our programme handbook.

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Year 1 compulsory modules

Year 2 compulsory modules

Year 3 compulsory modules

Year 3 compulsory module (depending on nature of your final-year project)

Year 3 option modules

Year 4 compulsory modules

Year 4 compulsory project (choose one)

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