Bradford College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Bolton

Information Systems Management with Foundation Year

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Course summary

Study Information Systems Management with us, this 4 year course includes a full-time 1 year foundation year. Modern organisations rely upon good information systems in order to survive in the global competitive business environment. This degree is for graduates who have an interest in business, information systems and management and want to pursue roles and drive digital transformation in organisations. Students completing the programme will have the knowledge, understanding and expertise to enter employment is various roles ranging from IT Consultancy, artificial intelligence, data analyst, business analysis, product owners (agile). It equips students with skills that are in high demand from industry for a career working with software information systems, information technology, building software to a specification to provide IT business solutions and help organisation with their digital transformation strategies and plans. A range of transferable skills including team working, communication, critical thinking, critical analysis, synthesis, presentation and problem-solving will prove vital when it comes to securing employment. The Foundation Year will develop your fundamental computing knowledge and basic academic study skills to prepare you for progression to the rest of the programme. You will learn contemporary approaches, study aspects of information systems, digital transformations, digital future, and strategic management. This course has been developed in close consultation with industry practitioners. You will learn how to plan, manage, and develop software whilst adopting an academic and rigorous approach which will support you throughout your career.  You will learn how to critically evaluate computer systems and applied technologies, providing solutions to system problems based on sound analysis and design. The course uses a wide range of learning methods with a focus on practical workshops, use of problem-based exercises and relevant scenarios aid this process. You will learn via scheduled time in lectures and tutorials on campus. You will have access to a virtual learning environment which provides online access to lectures notes, assignments, suggested reading and other course information. These are designed to allow you to develop your skills and knowledge in a supportive environment. Additionally, although contact hours are tutor and group-based, independent learning is increasingly developed throughout the course, and actively encouraged for your personal development.


Level 3 modules include Problem Solving, Computer in Society, Academic Skills for IT, Design and Modelling, Digital Security, Information Systems. Level 4 modules will include: Academic Studies Effective Software Engineering Principles Software Service Delivery Programming Database Design and Development Management of IT. Level 5 modules will include: Application Development Business Systems Analysis Cloud Concept(AWS) Project Management Data Management Artificial Intelligence Level 6 modules will include: Business Intelligence and Data Analytics Information Systems Security IT Consultancy Professional Development Final Year Project

Assessment method

Assessment is centred on the practical and professional skills required by the industry, and therefore you will be specifically focusing on deriving a solution to a specified problem through researching, analysing and evaluating the issue. This creates a workload which is primarily practical, but will be substantiated through written work such as reports and essays. Group work is also used to promote transferable skills where appropriate.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation
  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants with non-standard qualifications and/or proven relevant experience in the computing industry are welcomed but may be required to attend a one-to-one interview with a member of the programme team and/or provide a portfolio of work.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Bradford College is committed to delivering quality, affordable degrees. We work hard to cut the cost and not the corners on our undergraduate, postgraduate and professional courses. The tuition fee rate per year is fixed for the duration of the course providing there is no break in study. You will not be asked to pay these fees up front, as you should be eligible for loans to cover the tuition fees and assist with living expenses from Student Finance England. However, please ensure that you have made your application and secured funding for your course prior to registration.
Information Systems Management with Foundation Year at Bradford College - UCAS