Business Computing BSc

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Business Computing BSc

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Bachelor

    • Duration:

      3 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      £ 9,250 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      £ 14,460

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    Business Computing is an exciting and fast growing field. Organisations in a wide range of industries in the private, public and not for profit sectors all demand more skilled, specialised Computing graduates every year, and employability for Brighton University Business Computing BSc is very high.

    You will learn to create, maintain and improve business-oriented software systems, become familiar with managing software development projects, and become adept at evaluating existing business software systems for viability and effectiveness. You’ll learn to work individually and as part of an interdisciplinary team in many different contexts.

    Many students will take advantage of the optional year in industrial placement that thins degree program offers. Not only will it ensure that you learn specialist, cutting edge techniques form experts working in your chosen field, it will allow you to begin building your professional contact network early. The fact that it is a paid position is also very attractive.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    This degree program is typically delivered over 3 years at full time, or 4 with a year in placement.

    Year 1 Modules Include:

    • Introduction to Cyber Security
    • Introduction to Databases
    • Introduction to Requirements and Organisations
    • Introduction to Web Development
    • Programming for Business
    • Working in the Computing Industry

    Year 2 Modules Include:

    • Database Management Systems
    • Information Systems Development
    • Innovation and the Agile Business
    • Integrated Group Project
    • Secure Systems Analysis and Design
    • Security and Dependability
    • The Law and Cyber Security
    • User Experience Design
    • Web Application Development for Business

     

    Placement Year (optional)

    Taking an optional year in industrial placement between years 2 and 3 will not only give you an incredible employability bonus, it will ensure that you gain experience developing and implementing software systems in a real world business environment.

    Year 3 Modules Include:

    • Computing Project
    • Deriving Business Value from Information and Communication Technologies
    • Digital Marketing
    • Enterprise Data Management
    • Intellectual Property Law and IT
    • New Horizons in Computing
    • Project Management
    • Usability Evaluation

    Learning & Teaching

    Taught modules will be delivered in a variety of ways, depending on the nature of the material and the skills or preferences of the course tutor. Individual or small scale tutorials, interactive seminars and large scale lectures will all be common, and most programs will also make extensive use of work placements, field trips and site visits, laboratory or workshop sessions and more. You will also do a great deal of independent study and reading.

    Career Possiblities

    Graduate employment rates are very high in this field, and even more so among students who have accepted work placement with organisations like the Roche and other local councils, the BBC, Disney, GsK, Gatwick Airport or PepsiCo. Whilst it is not guaranteed that your placement host will offer you a permanent position, it is not unheard of. Other graduates have accepted roles at BNP Paribas, Capgemini, Aracadia Group, Vodafone, HP and many more.

    Entry Credit

    Successful completion will result in a 3 year BSc degree.

    Applicants must typically have earned 3 A Levels at CCC or higher, but other qualifications are also accepted. The full list of accepted qualifications can be found here.

    All classes are taught in English, and international students will be required to show proficiency in English by scoring well on an approved test. An IELTS score of 6.0 in writing and no element scoring less than 5.5 would qualify, for example.

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