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Business Computing, BSc Hons

Our business computing degree covers a range of themes important to businesses, including IT management, computing projects and security issues.

With our degree in business computing, you will learn how computing and information systems fit into business structures and functions, and how computer systems are developed. You will also gain the skills needed to design and build systems to meet modern business needs. Popular career options for business computing graduates include IT management and support, consultancy and project management.

This course is accredited by The British Computer Society (BCS), the Chartered Institute for Information Technology. Once you graduate, you'll meet the academic requirements to register as a Chartered Information Technology Professional (CITP).

UCAS points

104 (view full requirements)(full requirements below)

Course/institution codes

G402 G BSc/BusC

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Campus

Greenwich

Duration

  • 3 years full-time
  • 6 years part-time
  • 4 years sandwich

Start month

September

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What you should know about this course

  • This practical degree covers both technical and theoretical issues relating to the development, management and maintenance of information systems and applications.
  • You’ll learn to enhance your academic knowledge and project management expertise in IT development and security issues within industry.
  • The course provides a strong understanding of modern business structures and functions and how IT is used in such environments.
  • You’ll learn how to design and build IT systems using database design and software development techniques.
  • This course is accredited by The British Computer Society (BCS), the Chartered Institute for Information Technology.

What you will study

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About the course team

This degree employs a range of innovative teaching and learning methods. Lectures and labs/tutorials are dynamic and interactive. You will be taught by an experienced team of lecturers, which includes senior academics, technical officers, and practitioners with industry experience. Our teaching is informed by our research and consultancy work, and over 90 per cent of our lecturers hold a teaching qualification.

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Entry requirements

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For entry, you will require:

  • 104 UCAS points, including 3 A-levels at grades BBC or above.
  • GCSEs in English Language and Mathematics at grade C / 4 or above.

We also accept:

  • BTEC/National Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Additional Vocational Certificate of Education
  • Scottish and Irish Highers.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

You can also read our admissions policy.

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses.

For detailed information on the academic and English language requirements, please find your country in our directory.

Alternatively, please contact us:

Further information about entry

We welcome applications from mature students.

You may be invited for an interview.

Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use prior learning?

For entry: applicants with professional qualifications and/or four years of full-time work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

For exemption: If you hold qualifications or courses from another higher education institution, these may exempt you from courses of this degree.

How you will learn

Teaching

In a typical week learning takes place through a combination of:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • 1-to-1 tutorials

Further details to be confirmed.

Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups. You will also be able to meet your personal tutor. Contact hours may fall between 9am and 9pm, depending on your elective courses and tutorials.

Class sizes

The typical student intake per year averages 50-100. Lectures are normally attended by larger groups, and seminars or tutorials by smaller groups. Numbers can vary more widely for modules that are shared between degrees.

Independent learning

Outside of timetabled sessions, you are also expected to dedicate time to self-study. This may involve further reading and research, preparing coursework and presentations, and preparing for tests and exams. You can use our Stockwell Street library and online resources to support you in these activities.

During the week, you can also:

  • Attend additional support classes in some modules
  • Attend guest lectures from industry experts
  • Take part in employability and enterprise workshops 
  • Join student societies.

Overall workload

If you are studying full-time, you should expect the workload to be similar to a full-time job. For part-time students, this will reduce in proportion with the number of courses you are studying.

Each module you study towards this degree is worth 15 or 30 credits. These represent around 150 or 300 study hours respectively. If you receive 72 contact hours for a 30-credit module, you should expect to commit 228 hours to independent study to complete it successfully.

Assessment

On this course, students are assessed by:

  • Examinations
  • Coursework

Further details to be confirmed.

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include ‘practice’ assessments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

Feedback summary

We aim to give feedback on assignments within 15 working days.

Dates and timetables

The academic year runs from September to June.

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

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Fees and funding

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

2019/2020 fees

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Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. University accommodation is available from just over £100 per person per week (bills included), depending on your location and preferences. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost.

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Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Other costs

If there are any field trips, students may need to pay their own travel costs.

Careers and placements

Will I have a work placement?

If you register on 'sandwich' mode, you can take a one-year full-time paid placement between your second and final years. Whilst on a sandwich placement you retain your student status and have full support from the University and your tutors as normal. Students are responsible for finding their own placements, though we will support you through the application process.

In your final year you have the option to take a 15-credit Undergraduate Ambassador Scheme (UAS) placement, where you work in a school 1 day a week for 12 weeks, or a 30-credit UAS placement where you work in a school 1 day a week for 16 weeks.

Former students have secured placement years at Kent Connects, Oracle, and the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development.

How long is my placement?

Sandwich placements last for between 36 weeks (full-time) and 13 months.

Students on the 15-credit UAS placement work 1 day a week for 12 weeks, while those on the 30-credit UAS placement work 1 day a week for 16 weeks.

What are the financial arrangements?

Sandwich placements are usually paid full-time positions. The salary should reflect the going rate for an entry level role in the relevant industry.

Undergraduate Ambassador Scheme (UAS) placements are unpaid.

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

Career opportunities exist in many computing areas such as IT support, consultancy, internet and e-commerce applications. Graduates can expect to work as independent consultants or in teams with other computer professionals to build and support modern computing systems.

Are internships available?

Students are encouraged to gain relevant work experience if possible, including internships, whether this is paid or unpaid. Students are responsible for finding their own internships though we will support you through the application process.

Do you provide employability services?

Career activities take place all the time at Greenwich and students are encouraged to take part in as many opportunities as possible. 

The central Employability and Careers Service provides support for students preparing to apply for placements and graduate roles, such as CV clinics, mock interviews and employability skills workshops.

Each School also has its own Employability Officer who provides specific opportunities relevant to your own course. They work closely with professionals in the industry to ensure you are well-prepared for the workplace and have already begun to build your professional network by the time you graduate.

More about Careers.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

We want you to make the most of your time with us. You can access study skills support through your tutor, our subject librarians, and our online academic skills centre.

Where appropriate, we provide support in academic English and mathematics. If you need to use particular IT packages for a specific module, we provide training for this.

Accommodation information

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If you are a Non-EU student, you can apply directly via our website or through one of our agents. Please note that if you require a Tier 4 student visa, you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.