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Business Computing, B.Sc.

Business Computing, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
This degree combines the best parts of business and computing degrees. By the time you graduate, you will understand what makes the business world tick and how information systems are integral to business growth in the 21st century. The Business Computing programme is delivered by University of Gloucestershire.


The guest lecturers have a range of experience from business start-ups to multi-national companies. They'll share expert insights and knowledge on how IT professionals help solve business challenges. You'll learn through real-life case studies. For example, how Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Group uses IT systems to track his vast network of multi-national brands. The Business Computing programme is delivered by University of Gloucestershire.

Starting with building and managing an Oracle database, you'll work on real-life business problems right from the first year. The business challenges will help you understand some of the most complex problems businesses have to overcome such as merger and acquisitions. You'll explore why almost 90% of mergers fail (Forbes 2015) and how as a skilled graduate, can overcome these challenges using IT systems. If you want to start your own business, the university will help you develop skills and knowledge to create a business idea, establish a viable product or service, and market it. The students compete for blue-chip placement opportunities at companies such as GSK (GlaxoSmithKlein). Other placement companies include Intel, Yell and Cadbury. Your lecturers all have business and IT experience, often acting as consultants. They bring real-world experiences into your lessons, such as helping businesses implement Big Data or improve systems such as Oracle and Microsoft. This ensures you're learning from the most up-to-date challenges.


  • Business/ systems analyst
  • Database administrator
  • IT manager
  • Project manager
  • Data scientist

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Personal and Professional Portfolio
  • Smart Business Computing
  • Systems Design and Development 
  • Introduction to Web Development
  • Computers and Security
  • Introduction to Programming Fundamentals
  • Business Analytics
              Option modules
              • Enterprise Systems Development
              • Agile Methods
              • Computing Technology Placement
              • Project Management
              • Managing the Security of Information
              • Enhancing Applications
              • Project Management
              • Strategic Business and IT Management
              • Individual Research Project
              • Software Quality Assurance
              • Advanced Concepts in Agile Methods
              • IT in Society
              • Advanced Database Systems
              • Advanced Topics in Technology and Innovation

                                      English Language Requirements

                                      You need the following IELTS score:

                                      • Minimum required score:


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                                      Academic Requirements

                                      Entry requirements

                                      • 112 tariff points
                                      • BBC at A levels, DMM at BTEC or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.
                                      • Grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required

                                      Tuition Fee

                                      • International Applies to you

                                        13500 GBP/year
                                        Tuition Fee
                                        Based on the original amount of 13500 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
                                      • EU/EEA Applies to you

                                        9250 GBP/year
                                        Tuition Fee
                                        Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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                                      Living costs for Cheltenham

                                      • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
                                        Living Costs

                                      The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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