University of Buckingham has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
The University of Buckingham is:
o Home of the 2-year degree – less cost and more focus
o Top for Teaching Quality (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide)
o Joint 4th in England for Student Satisfaction (National Student Survey)
o Small group teaching focused – student:staff ratio of 11:1
o Flexible – start your course in September or January
Business, industry and commerce require a supply of graduates who are able to appreciate where and how information systems can be effective, and to help with their design, procurement, management and use. Such graduates need a sound background in information systems, with knowledge and skills in the use of current technology, techniques and tools. Also, to make an effective contribution, they need to appreciate the impact that such systems can have on business efficiency, organisational and management structure, and competitiveness. They must understand the range of resource management techniques available and have the skills to implement such techniques in a wide range of business contexts.
By combining core Business Management modules with a range of relevant Applied Computing modules, the programme is uniquely designed to produce business graduates with a sound knowledge and understanding of how technology can be applied to problems in such areas as management, administration, industrial automation, large-scale manufacturing, resource allocation, retail and service industries, aerospace, education and health care.
Particular emphasis is placed on the fundamentals of the underlying technologies that support the development of computer-based information systems, so that students are able to cope with the rapid advances in this field.
Students are equipped to become innovative Information Systems designers with career opportunities in business, industry and commerce.
Accounting for Business,
Behaviour in Organisations,
Business Success through Service Excellence,
Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethical Behaviour,
Corporate Strategy and Strategic Management,
Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship,
Digital Economy and E-Business,
Economics for Business,
Information-based Decision Making,
Interpersonal and Communication Skills,
Introduction to Computer Systems,
Introduction to Operating Systems,
Legal Aspects of Business,
Managing People and Change,
Managing your Career,
Process and Operations Management,
Principles of Database Systems,
Psychology of Work,
Research Skills for Business,
Software Project Management,
Supply Chain Management,
Understanding Business and Management with embedded academic skills.
Teaching is carried out through a combination of lectures supported by seminars and tutorials. A key feature of the Buckingham teaching method is the use of small tutorial groups which provide the most effective means of ensuring that the students benefit from the academic expertise at their disposal. It is also the philosophy of Buckingham’s faculty to be available to students outside the scheduled tutorial times and to encourage good working relationships between staff and students.The assessment of individual modules within each course varies according to the subject. Assessment is usually by examination, assessed coursework, or a combination of the two.
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
With staff and students from over 90 countries around the world, the University enjoys a wonderful and culturally diverse atmosphere. Ranked joint 4th in England and joint 7th in the UK in the National Student Survey (NSS) for student satisfaction this year, the University and has always scored highly since it started taking part 14 years ago. We provide support for students from outside the UK including: assistance with visa application and renewal; guaranteed accommodation in halls of residence; and a personal tutor to support your academic studies. Academic staff are available to help and advise, and operate an open-door policy. We have the best staff to student ratio of any university in the UK. Our students have formed a number of overseas clubs, and there is a sports and social programme each term to ensure you enjoy your time with us. Our idyllic setting between Oxford and Milton Keynes offers access to a range of cultural and social activities and Bicester Village, the renowned shopping outlet is a short bus ride away. English Language requirements: it is very important that your English level is of a good standard for you to be successful in your studies. All applicants must achieve specific requirements in all four components (listening, reading, speaking and writing). Please check our website for more details of the undergraduate or postgraduate language requirements for your course. https://www.buckingham.ac.uk/international/english-language-requirements/
|A level||BCC - BBB||Typical Offer|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM||From relevant National Diploma|
|Scottish Higher||BBBB - ABBB|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||32 - 31 points|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||BBC - BBB|
Applications to Buckingham are individually considered by the Admissions Team and other factors may be taken in to account. Applicants with BTEC qualifications are welcome to apply, including if you have a mix of BTEC and A levels.
An EPQ will be considered alongside A levels.
Foundation options are also available. Please contact the Admissions Office (firstname.lastname@example.org or +44 (0)1280 820313) for more information.
Applicants must also have GCSE English and Maths at Grade C / Grade 4, or above (or equivalent). IELTS requirements are as follows: (Academic) 6.5 Average of 6.5 (with 6.0 or above in each component).
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||Average of 6.5 (with 6.0 or above in each component)|
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£25,200||Whole course|
|Northern Ireland||£25,200||Whole course|
Additional fee information
The University would like to encourage students – both undergraduates and postgraduates – to come to Buckingham regardless of their financial circumstances. The bursaries and scholarships we offer are awarded on merit and/or on financial need. You may only accept one University award. All awards are subject to your meeting the University’s academic entry requirements and abiding by the University’s rules and regulations. To be eligible to apply for a scholarship you will need to have been offered a place to study at Buckingham. For details of our current range of scholarships and bursaries please see our website: https://www.buckingham.ac.uk/admissions/scholarships