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 :

      £ 14,250

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    A BSc degree in Business Computing from the University of Gloucestershire’s celebrated School of Business and Technology is a great way to begin your career in one of the fastest growing, most rewarding industries in the UK today. It includes an opportunity to undergo a professional placement at organisations like GSK, Cadbury, Yell and Intel. The course is taught from the university’s modern, safe and well-equipped Oxstalls Campus, which only recently underwent a massive £16 million renovation.

    You’ll learn a range of general IT and business skills, but also specifically how companies like Superdry, Amazon and more have used cutting edge IT systems to feed company growth and improve profits. You’ll learn from experts in the field as well as guest lecturers drawn from all parts of the industry. They’ll help you understand how IT professionals can best contribute to identifying and solving business problems as well as sharing specific IT expertise.

    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 years with a year in professional placement.

    Year 1 Modules Include:

    • Computers and Security
    • Introduction to Programming Fundamentals
    • Introduction to Web Development
    • Smart Business Computing
    • Systems Design and Development

    Year 2 Modules Include:

    • Agile Methods
    • Computing Technology Placement
    • Cyber Human Factors
    • Data Analytics
    • Information Management in Business
    • Managing the Security of Information
    • Professional Issues
    • Project Management

    Placement Year (optional):

    You are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to learn specialised business computing skills and techniques. It will also be a great chance to begin developing your professional contact network. In addition to looking great on your CV, it can even lead to a permanent position.

    Year 3 Modules Include:

    ·         Advanced Concepts in Agile Methods

    ·         Advanced Database Systems

    ·         Advanced Topics in Technology and Innovation

    ·         Cyber Security Management

    ·         Dissertation

    ·         Dissertation Research Methods

    ·         Managing Information Systems Change

    ·         Software Quality Assurance

    ·         Strategic Business and IT Management

    Learning & Teaching

    The University of Gloucestershire’s BSc in Business Computing is primarily delivered through the modules listed above. Each of these, in turn, includes teaching methods appropriate to the subject matter. You will study in class, in the lab and by creating case studies of specific computing projects used by the biggest names in many industries. You’ll finish with 360 credits in 3 years, or with 480 credits if you take the year in placement.

    Career Possiblities

    This degree is presented by the University of Gloucestershire’s School of Business and Technology, and is well respected on the local, national and international levels. As such, few students have difficulty finding a suitable role. In fact, some 95% of the university’s Business graduates are employed or enrolled in higher degree programs within 6 months of graduation. Many become Data Scientists, Project Managers, IT Managers, Database Administrators or Systems Analysts. 

    Entry Credit

    Successful completion will result in a 3 year BSc degree.

    Applicants must typically have earned 112 UCAS Tariff points, or the international equivalent. 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 excellent IELTS score would qualify, for example.

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