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Business Computing, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 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.


You'll look at how successful companies such as Amazon and Superdry drive growth and increase profits through IT systems. Our 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.

Starting with building and managing an Oracle database, you'll work on real-life business problems right from the first year. Our business challenges will help you understand some of the most complex problems businesses have to overcome such as merger and acquisitions.  We'll explore why almost 90% of mergers fail (Forbes 2015) and how you, as a skilled graduate, can overcome these challenges using IT systems. If you want to start your own business, we'll help you develop skills and knowledge to create a business idea, establish a viable product or service, and market it. Our 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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Smart Business Computing
  • Systems Design and Development 
  • Introduction to Web Development
  • Computers and Security
  • Introduction to Programming Fundamentals

                          English Language Requirements

                          You only need to take one of these language tests:

                          • Minimum required score:


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                          • Minimum required score (Grade B2):


                            C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

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                          Academic Requirements

                          112 tariff points

                          • Typical offers

                          BBC at A levels, DMM at BTEC or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.

                          Tuition Fee

                          • International Applies to you

                            13840 GBP/year
                            Tuition Fee
                            Based on the original amount of 13840 GBP per year and a duration of 36 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 36 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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