Cardiff Metropolitan University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Cardiff Metropolitan University (Prifysgol Metropolitan Caerdydd)

Business Information Systems (3 Years or 4 Years including Foundation)

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Course summary

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The BSc (Hons) Business Information Systems degree is designed to develop your knowledge and expertise in the analysis, development and application of information systems. The course will expose you to the state-of-the-art theories, technologies and research that will shape and transform society over the next decade. You will gain a deep understanding of the importance of IT and computing in society, and the impact of information systems to the economy. The course will give you a solid grounding in the theoretical foundations of information, technology and systems applied to modern business environments. You will develop your programming skills, and learn to apply these skills on web-based applications. Broadening options will address the design of information systems for global business, data and knowledge management, multimedia and interaction, operations management, cyber security and business intelligence. You will develop highly transferable computational thinking, analytical and problem solving skills, as well as a broad range of business and data skills. Graduates are able to operate as software developers with a critical understanding of the importance of business information systems to global commerce. Business Information Systems graduates enjoy careers across many sectors - IT and telecoms, digital and creative industries, financial and professional services, management consultancy and the wider public sector.

Course details


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation
  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 96 points 96 points to include two C grades at A level or equivalent.
A level CCC Other grade combinations totalling 96 points considered with a minimum of two C grades
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM
Access to HE Diploma D: 0 credits M: 45 credits P: 0 credits 96 points, other grade combinations accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD
Scottish Advanced Higher DDD Other grade combinations totalling 96 points considered with a minimum of two D grades
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 24 points To include 12 points from Higher Level subjects.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) C 96 points from at least 2 A levels or equivalent to include grade CC. Skills Challenge Certificate accepted as the third subject.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H2, H2 Other grade combinations totalling 96 points considered with a minimum of two H2 grades. Minimum grade H4 considered within points
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Five GCSEs at grade C or above/grade 4 or above to include English Language and Maths. For Welsh applicants we will accept either GCSE Mathematics or Mathematics-Numeracy. Five Scottish National 5 subjects at grade C or above to include English Language and Maths.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma MMM
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma DD

To view the entry requirements for the Foundation Year, please refer to Cardiff Met course pages – http://www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/undergraduate If your qualifications are not listed above, please contact Cardiff Met Admissions who will advise you If you intend to take up the Sandwich Year option, this will be processed internally when you have commenced your studies

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

http://www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/undergraduate


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6No element lower than 5.5. Academic IELTS test required.
PTE Academic52No element lower than 51
TOEFL (iBT)72TOEFL Internet required.
Cambridge English AdvancedLevel B2Minimum 169 (no element lower than 162)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9000 Year 1
EU £9000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
International £12000 Year 1

Additional fee information

For additional costs relating to this programme, please refer to http://www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/additionalcosts
Business Information Systems (3 Years or 4 Years including Foundation) at Cardiff Metropolitan University - UCAS