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About This Course
All modern businesses depend upon sophisticated information systems. They are used to support day-to-day operations, to plan strategically for the future, and to manipulate gathered data to gain a competitive advantage.
On this course you will study computing, information technology and business. You will cultivate the knowledge, skills and experience needed for a career designing and implementing computer-based systems in a business environment. You’ll also be well equipped for a career as a consultant or manager, with expertise in information systems and their use in business.
You’ll also spend a year in industry, giving you first-hand knowledge of the way in which your chosen field operates as well as valuable career-building contacts.
Throughout your course, you’ll benefit from the combined expertise of the School of Computing Sciences and Norwich Business School. Our flexible approach enables you to choose subjects that interest you and are aligned with your career aspirations.
This course will ensure that you’re fully equipped for a career in business information systems and are totally up to date on what the industry needs right now.
It combines in-depth teaching on the capabilities of business systems with a thorough grounding in the operations of contemporary businesses. By studying these crucial and exciting subjects you will also develop skills applicable to the wider employment sector, such as critical thinking, problem solving, communication, organisation, and time keeping.
The relatively recent move to more iterative methods of developing computer systems has had a knock-on effect on the skills and knowledge required from developers. As a developer, you are now expected to be able to work in small multi-skilled teams alongside your business users. That means you don’t just need technical competence but also the ability to be flexible, creative and a good communicator.
Above all you need to be able to speak your customer’s language – with an understanding of businesses and how they operate. Our external visiting speakers emphasise this point again and again – so we make sure that our courses give you this important mix of skills.
In your first year you will get a thorough grounding in systems development, programming and databases, while also learning about business and organisational behaviour. Over the next two years you’ll explore systems analysis, operations strategy and management, systems engineering and organisational information systems.
You will also be able to select from a wide range of optional modules, allowing you to tailor your own degree to concentrate on your computing expertise or your business knowledge – or more often than not, a valuable balance between the two.
Popular topics include project management, software engineering, consulting, marketing, cyber security and information retrieval. You can also opt to take a module in statistics, allowing you to gain partial accreditation from the BCS (the Chartered Institute for IT).
In your year in industry you’ll put what you’ve learnt into practice, gaining new skills and building links with potential employers such as Aviva, Bloomberg and IBM. Another benefit is that you’ll pay a much reduced tuition fee for your placement year, and you’ll be paid – a great way to help fund your studies.
In your final year you’ll complete a final year project pulling together the business and computing aspects of your degree. You will have the option to work with an external company on this project.
Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: www.uea.ac.uk
How to apply
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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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
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||BBB||or ABC including Mathematics, Computing Science, Physics, Electronics, Business or Economics. Science A-levels must include a pass in the practical element. Critical Thinking and General Studies are not accepted.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM||in an IT or Science based subject. excludes BTEC Public Services, BTEC Uniformed Services and BTEC Business Administration.|
|Access to HE Diploma||M: 45 credits||including 12 Level 3 credits in either Mathematics, Computing Science, Physics, Business or Economics.|
|Scottish Higher||AABBB||including grade A in either Mathematics, Computing Science, Physics, Business or Economics.|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||Principal subjects and A-level combinations are considered - please contact us.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||31 points||including Higher Level 5 in either Mathematics, Computing Science, Physics, Business or Economics.|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||CCC||including Mathematics, Computing Science, Physics, Business or Economics.|
GCSE Requirements: GCSE English Language grade 4 or C and GCSE Mathematics grade 4 or C.
We welcome a wide range of qualifications - for further information please visit our website www.uea.ac.uk or email email@example.com.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||6.5 overall (minimum 5.5 in any component).|
We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including speaking, listening, reading and writing). We will also accept a number of other English language qualifications. Please check our website for details.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|EU||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|International||£15,900 *||Year 1|
|England||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Scotland||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Wales||£9,250 *||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.