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Business Information Systems De Montfort University Degree level: Undergraduate


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Business Information Systems BSc (Hons) at De Montfort University will teach you the skills to solve problems, participate, and lead in the development of business information systems and management of business computing projects. You will have the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills required in the analysis and design of business IT systems. You will also gain people and problem solving skills so you can confidently discuss, negotiate and manage customer requirements, the needs of service providers and senior management requests. This course is run in partnership with Hewlett Packard (HP). Hewlett Packard provides 13 per cent of the teaching input and offers a personal mentoring scheme, preferred placement opportunities and professional qualifications. This ground-breaking partnership allows you to benefit from DMU’s world class academic research, leading-edge information technology facilities and industry standard professionalism exemplified by HP’s renowned business solutions and services. This course also includes PRINCE2 project management accreditation and foundation studies in Information Technology Information Library (ITIL). These professional certifications are increasingly sought after if you would like a career in IT management. 90.9 per cent of our Business Information Systems graduates from summer 2017 are in work or further study after graduating, according to the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) 2016-17 report.

Course details


First year
Core modules:
• Information Systems Development
• Mathematics and Business Management
• Visual Web Development
• Devices and Networks
• Introduction to ICT
Second year
Core modules:
• ITIL IT Service Management
• Agile Methods and Development
• Object-Oriented Systems Analysis and Design
• Database Design
• Systems Thinking and Strategy
• Introduction to Research and Ethics
Third year
Core modules:
• Computing Project
• Computing Ethics
• Systems Building Methods and Management
Optional modules:
• Project Management PRINCE 2
• Information Systems Strategy and Services
• Database Management
• Privacy and Data Protection
• Research Methods
• Data Mining
• Front-End Web Development

Assessment method

A variety of learning and teaching methods are used, including lectures, tutorials, computer laboratory sessions and independent study.
The final year of the course includes an individual project, completed by all students and a range of modules, which allow you to pursue your own career interests. The choice varies from technical subjects, such as web information management, to more business oriented topics, including information systems strategy and services, information security management and data mining.

Assessments are via individual assignments, group work, projects, tests and exams.
You will normally attend around 12-16 hours of timetabled taught sessions each week, and are expected to undertake at least 24 further hours of directed independent study and assignments as required.

How to apply

Application deadlines

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15 January

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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UCAS Tariff 104 points

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
International £14,250 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

Please note that fees for subsequent years of study for continuing students are subject to an annual review. Any increase in fee will be in line with RPI-X (linked to the retail price index) and the fee cap set by the Government.

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