Business Computing at Birkbeck, University of London - UCAS

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Course summary

Our BSc Business Computing degree will equip you with a broad knowledge of computing and the use of data analytics in a business environment. You will develop strong programming and software engineering skills, as well as a critical understanding of the current social and organisational issues surrounding the deployment of information technology. In the areas of computing and data analytics, and also in business, today's skills are often transitory. Therefore, this course aims to strike a balance between you learning current techniques, which are important in the market place, at the same time as learning the underlying fundamentals and theories, which will be longer-lasting and which will provide you with a sound basis for understanding and evaluating new approaches, techniques and technologies. If you opt for the Foundation Year route, this will fully prepare you for undergraduate study. It is ideal if you are returning to study after a gap, or if you have not previously studied the relevant subjects, or if you didn't achieve the grades you need for a place on your chosen undergraduate degree. Highlights

  • On this BSc Business Computing we provide you with the tools that you need to successfully complete your degree, including state-of-the-art computer labs, hardware, and a range of specialist and productivity software.
  • Birkbeck was ranked in the top 25 universities in the UK for its Computer Science and Informatics research in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework.
  • Birkbeck established one of the first computing departments in the UK in 1957. Today, we provide a stimulating teaching and research environment for both part-time and full-time students.
  • Our world-class research activity informs our teaching and our interactions with business, public and third-sector organisations.
  • We have four modern computing laboratories, with a total of 133 workstations. The labs have projection facilities and are air-conditioned. Our wide range of software runs on a number of platforms including Unix, Windows and Linux. The local area network is a switched gigabit/10gigabit ethernet. Our computers are connected to the SuperJANET academic network.
Careers and employability On completion of this BSc Business Computing you will have gained the skills and knowledge required for a successful career in a wide range of IT-related roles including following a careers path as a:
  • systems analyst
  • business analyst
  • data analyst
  • programmer
  • software engineer
  • project manager
  • database developer.
If you are ambitious to study further, you may progress from this course to our MSc Advanced Computing or MSc Computer Science. We offer a comprehensive careers service - Careers and Enterprise - your career partner during your time at Birkbeck and beyond. At every stage of your career journey, we empower you to take ownership of your future, helping you to make the connection between your experience, education and future ambitions.


For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck’s online prospectus.

Assessment method

Assessment depends on the module, but may include written exercises, laboratory-based exercises, group work and presentations. You will also be required to undertake a final-year project.

How to apply

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

International applicants

If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests. We also accept other English language tests.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We welcome applicants without traditional entry qualifications as we base decisions on our own assessment of qualifications, knowledge and previous work experience. We may waive formal entry requirements based on judgement of academic potential. If you have no previous formal qualifications you will need to complete an admission test including English comprehension and mathematical knowledge.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6935 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6935 Year 1
Scotland £6935 Year 1
Wales £6935 Year 1
International £13215 Year 1

Additional fee information

Students are charged a tuition fee in each year of their course. Tuition fees for students continuing on their course in following years may be subject to annual inflationary increases.
Business Computing at Birkbeck, University of London - UCAS