Birkbeck, University of London has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
This course will equip you with the skills to apply information systems to the problems encountered in management. It covers the design, implementation and operation of information systems together with the practice and theory of management.
Accredited by the British Computer Society, this course provides an opportunity to gain theoretical knowledge and practical skills in both computing and management, striking a balance between the underlying theories and the current techniques relevant to the marketplace.
The programme aims to produce graduates who, with appropriate experience, will become hybrid managers (ie managers/information systems analysts/computer scientists), well versed in the tools, techniques, approaches and philosophies necessary for the successful introduction of complex information and communication technologies in today's fast-changing world.
The Department of Computer Science and Information Systems at Birkbeck is one of the longest-established computing departments in the UK; we will be celebrating our 63rd anniversary in 2020. We provide a stimulating teaching and research environment for both part-time and full-time students.
In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), more than 75% of our research outputs in Computer Science were ranked world-leading or internationally excellent.
We have four modern computing laboratories in the Department, with a total of 133 workstations.
- The local area network is a switched gigabit/10gigabit ethernet. The Department and College computers are connected to the SuperJANET academic network via the London Metropolitan Network. Departmental computer services and networks are managed and supported by the Department's Systems Group.
For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck’s online prospectus.
A combination of coursework, in-class tests and examinations
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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. If you don’t meet the minimum IELTS requirement, we offer pre-sessional English courses, foundation programmes and language support services to help you improve your English language skills and get your place at Birkbeck.
|UCAS Tariff||112 - 128 points||The UCAS tariff score is applicable to you if you have recently studied a qualification that has a UCAS tariff equivalence. UCAS provides a tariff calculator for you to work out what your qualification is worth within the UCAS tariff.|
|A level||BBC - ABB|
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.
Grade B or new grade 5-6 in GCSE mathematics and English, or equivalent.
FOUNDATION YEAR DEGREES
If you need extra support before starting an undergraduate degree, we offer a BSc Information Systems and Management with Foundation Year degree, which provides an extra year of supported study. This is an ideal route if you are returning to study after a gap, or if you have not previously studied this subject, or if you did not achieve the grades you need for a place on this degree.
Once you successfully complete the Foundation Year, you will automatically advance onto the main degree.
ALTERNATIVE ENTRY ROUTES
Access to Higher Education Diploma with a minimum of 15 credits achieved at Merit or Distinction in computing or business units.
Entry routes are available through the Certificates of Higher Education in Management, Information Technology and Higher Education Introductory Studies (Business pathway).
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|