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Computing and Information Technology (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #801 (WUR) Birmingham, United Kingdom
The multidisciplinary Computing and Information Technology (Hons) at Birmingham City University – accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) – will equip you with the technical and managerial skills you'll need to begin an IT career.
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You'll use first-class, industry equipment and labs, and have the chance to put your academic learning into practice on a placement year – all of which will help you begin your information technology career like some of our recent graduates, who've been employed by Bell Microsystems, BT, Cisco, Deloitte, and Fujitsu.

What's covered in the course?

This Computing and Information Technology (Hons) course at Birmingham City University is for you if you want to combine a highly rigorous academic qualification with real-life practical work experiences, enabling you to put your learning into innovative practice.

You'll be based at our flagship City Centre Campus, where you'll use dedicated, industry-standard facilities to research and work on enterprise software and virtual environments to develop business solutions and real-time systems.

This is the course to choose if you want to develop a strategic mindset of addressing global challenges, the kind that that businesses and communities face on a day-to-day basis to maintain their digital infrastructure. You'll be fully involved with your course and from the start you'll have access to virtual learning environments, as well as networking, electronic, enterprise systems and business intelligence laboratories.

We are preparing you for the workplace.You'll learn computing and information technology skills that are needed to design, develop, operate and maintain systems. Your knowledge in the application of computing to provide IT solutions will evolve on a daily basis yet we will ensure you are able to innovate in order to deliver business value and sustainable solutions.

It's not just about academic and technical knowledge – we'll also help to develop your personal skills so that you can work effectively as a team member and problem solve at the highest level. This will not only enhance your employability levels, it will make you stand out from the crowd.

Throughout your course you'll be supported by expert teaching staff, many of whom have worked in the field, are active in research and are continually innovating with industry.

Why Choose Us?

  • We are accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), ensuring our course remains fresh, relevant and replete with key industry information.
  • We're a leading academy for Microsoft and Cisco Systems.
  • This course enables you to work towards Microsoft, Cisco, Linux and Oracle certifications and professional body qualifications too.
  • We collaborate with other prestigious organisations, such as IBM, APC by Schneider Electric, Atos, Co-Op, Philips and the Chartered Institute for IT (the British Computer Society).
  • You will have the opportunity to participate in renowned international programmes and competitions.
  • You will be continually inspired and be part of a thriving collaborative community of innovation practice.
  • You will have the opportunity and support to create a start-up business using ideas spawned during your course – several recent undergraduates on this course have done just that.
  • You'll have the opportunity to negotiate your learning outcomes in a working placement, either through a start-up project or business project.

The multidisciplinary Computing and Information Technology - BSc (Hons) / MSci courseis offered by Birmingham City University.

What is an Integrated Master’s degree?

An Integrated Master’s degree combines undergraduate and postgraduate study. When you apply for an Integrated Master’s, you are essentially committing to undergraduate and postgraduate study at the same time. The Integrated Master’s degree is normally identical to the equivalent undergraduate course, but provides the opportunity to explore a subject in greater detail by offering a fourth year of study, enabling you to graduate with a more specialised qualification.


  • They are accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

       Sandwich (4 years)

  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Computer Systems
  • Maths for Computing
  • Computer Programming
  • Network Fundamentals
  • Applied Operating Systems
  • Innovation Project
  • Smart Systems
  • Server Systems
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Enterprise Network Systems
  • Network Technologies
  • Enterprise Practice Project
  • Data Centre Systems Management
  • Consultancy and IT Management
  • IT Infrastructure
  • Business Systems Solutions
  • Project
  • Cloud Infrastructure and Services
  • Advanced Networking Systems and Security
  • Project Management
  • Technology Deployment and Innovation

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

At the point of application, you must have achieved or be working towards GCSE at Grade 4 (C) or above in English Language and Mathematics. Equivalent qualifications will be considered.

BBC at A Level or 112 UCAS tariff points from A/AS Level with a minimum of 2 A Levels

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12800 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Birmingham

  • 765 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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