Course Overview

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.

Programmes Available

MSc, full-time
MSc, part-time

Applications are made online via the University of Galway Postgraduate Applications System


Learning Outcomes

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements are a Second Class Grade 2 NQAI Level 8 Honours business degree, Second Class Grade 1 Honours in a suitable postgraduate diploma. GPA 3.0 or equivalent IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent if applicable.

Who’s Suited to This Course

Current research projects

Current funded research opportunity

Work Placement

Related Student Organisations

Career Opportunities

Find a Supervisor / PhD Project

If you are still looking for a potential supervisor or PhD project or would like to identify the key research interests of our academic staff and researchers, you can use our online portal to help in that search

Research Areas

Potential dissertation topics should align one of the following themes:

  • Information Systems Innovation
  • Information and Decision Systems
  • Information Systems Development

Further details on these themes and their sub-topics are available from the Programme Director.

Researcher Profiles

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€5,390 (tuition €5,250 + student levy €140) p.a. 2023/24

Fees: Non EU

€14,390 p.a. 2023/24

Extra Information

EU Part time: Year 1 €3,640 (inclusive of student levy €140) p.a. 2023/24

All students, irrespective of funding, must pay the student levy of €140.

Contact Us

Mr. Murray Scott (Programme Director)
T +353 91 495 286

What Our Students Say


Susan O’Neill |   Graduate

My experience of postgraduate study in business information systems has been particularly rewarding. It provided me with essential skills in academic research and has encouraged the development of specialised knowledge in my research area.