University of Bedfordshire

Information and Data Systems University of Bedfordshire Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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As information systems increase in size and complexity, there is a growing need for people with specialist skills who can interpret the informational needs of organisations and translate them into business applications. This course will provide you with these skills and demonstrate how you can exploit and integrate existing software, design information systems and develop the technical ability to interact with business analysts, computer programmers, software engineers and computer scientists. You will also learn to work with web database management systems, decision support systems and data mining, and develop a deep understanding of the integration of industrial standard technologies and advanced information technology strategies, including grid and cloud computing.

Course details


Year 1;
Introduction to Software Development,
Principles of Programming,
Computer Systems Structure,
Fundamentals of Computer Studies

Year 2;
Mobile Applications,
Computer Security and Operating Systems,
Decision Support Systems and Data Mining,
Systems Development and Modern Database Practices

Year 3;
Research Methodologies and Emerging Technologies,
Advanced IT Strategies and Paradigms,
Social and Professional Project Management,
Undergraduate Project

Assessment method

The majority of units are assessed through coursework, group and individual projects, portfolios, essays, presentations or exams. You will also produce software artefacts in the area of your specialism.

Constant feedback and advice from a supervisory or unit team will be provided to support you in your work.

Year 1;
Written exams = 14%
Coursework = 58%
Practical exams = 28%

Year 2;
Written exams = 40%
Coursework = 60%
Practical exams = 0%

Year 3;
Written exams = 15%
Coursework = 85%
Practical exams = 0%

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.

Course code G500
Institution code B22
Campus name Luton Campus
Campus code D

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

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 80 - 96 points
A level CCE - CCC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMP - MMM
Access to HE Diploma 80 - 96 UCAS Tariff points

Applicants with other qualifications will be considered. If you would like to check that your qualifications will be accepted please contact the university.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £12,350 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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University of Bedfordshire
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Course contact details

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0300 3300 073