The Master of Science (Business Information Systems) is a research degree completed over one year full-time, or over two years part-time. The programme includes a short structured component focusing on research skills, and students submit a major research dissertation. Potential dissertation topics should align with one of the following themes: Information Systems Innovation, Information and Decision Systems, or Information Systems Development. Further details on these themes and their sub-topics are available from the Programme Director. The programme is particularly suited to those interested in a career in consultancy, in a specialist technologies field or in higher education. Career opportunities exist across all sectors, including technology companies, banking and financial institutions, insurance organisations, and in universities and research institutions. Before applying online, students should make initial contact with the Programme Director, enquiring about application procedures, programme content, workload and timetable, job prospects, fees, scholarships, and other general information.