IST College - MSc Internet and Database Systems

MSc Internet and Database Systems

Rationale of the Programme

The course is designed for both computing and non-computing graduates wishing to pursue a career in the IT industry deploying and maintaining Database or Internet technologies.

  • The course provides a balance between database management and business intelligence with a special focus on data warehousing, cloud computing and IT project management
  • The course also addresses the latest IT trends including cloud computing, software development for web and mobile technologies
  • The course allows “practitioner entry” for those who have had considerable industrial experience in relevant fields and are able to demonstrate an ability to work appropriately at master’s level

Admission Requirements

Academic Requirements

Academic Requirements

  • A University Honours degree UK class 2.2 or above, or foreign equivalent, or
  • A Higher National Diploma in a relevant subject and a minimum 3 year experience in a relevant field

Levels of Language Proficiency:

Levels of Language Proficiency:

  • A minimum of IELTS level 6.5 in English or TOEFL 610 or pass the pre-entry LSBU/IST English test

Aims of the Programme

    The MSc Internet and Database Systems course aims to:
  • Enhance your database management and web/cloud and e-Commerce skills.
  • Help you deliver information systems using web and database technologies, while appreciating the security and privacy issues surrounding e-business and the Cloud
    Successful students will have knowledge and understanding of:
  • Business disciplines, ethics and courtesies
  • Strategic importance of databases, business analytics and web based data systems
  • Functional programming techniques for the Web environment (dynamic systems)
  • Principles of business transformation for the mobile age
  • Current and future technical landscape environment
  • Deploying the dynamic web facing databases to add value to an organisation
  • Level 8 of the SFIA framework in usability requirements
  • Understanding project time, cost and quality constraints
  • Different approaches to managing IT projects
  • Security and legal issues

Professional Opportunities

Both London South Bank University and IST have strong links with employers through their alumni, professors and participation in events such as local career fairs. IST is an active member of various organisations in Greece and has a collaboration agreement with the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), the largest Chamber of Commerce in Greece and the Balkans, as well as with the Piraeus Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI).

Employment prospects are excellent since career opportunities may range from IT services to business consultancy. Graduates of similar courses have acquired positions such as: Business/IT consultant, Database Administrator, BI Analyst, Development Team Leader, Agile Consultant and IT Adviser in various industrial sectors.


Structure of the Programme

As students you will undertake a one-week induction programme before the formal teaching commences. The MSc Internet and Database Systems is taught over two semesters with 3 x 20-credit modules delivered each semester, plus a non-credit module at stage 2. All modules are core modules. Following successful completion of the taught programme, you will progress to the dissertation stage which has to be completed by the following December.


Α' Semester

  • Cloud Computing
  • Databases Management
  • Mobile Apps and Security

Β' Semester

  • Business Intelligence Analytics
  • Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship
  • Research and Consultancy Methods
  • Software Project Management

C' Semester

  • Dissertation