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Business Information Technology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
Worcester, United Kingdom
The Business Information Technology programme of University of Worcester will develop your ability to work at the interface of IT and business. You’ll explore the key issues that determine business profitability and sustainability, as well as fundamental aspects of IT applications and processes.
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Overview

The Business Information Technology programme of University of Worcester has been designed to prepare you for a career in IT and management, such as consultancy, systems analyst or business analyst. You’ll be able to develop your leadership and management skills through live client projects at our Media Lab. You’ll also have the opportunity to start up your own consultancy business through the Business School's Business Incubator or get talent spotted through our annual Computing Showcase.

Key features

  • You'll be taught by experienced business, computing and information technology professionals, specialising in the application of new technologies in business (such as social media, cyber security, e-business, data analytics and big data).
  • Option to take a 1-year paid placement, engage in client-based consultancy projects or develop software for clients through the Business School's Media Lab (our student led-software consultancy).
  • Option to start your own consultancy business through the Business School's Business Incubator.
  • 24/7 access to excellent IT facilities, including dedicated PC and Mac labs, featuring industry-standard software.
  • Our Business Information Technology degree has been designed in consultation with employers, aligned with industry standards (ACM, BCS, IEEE).

Where could it take you?

Employability

We recognise that optimising your future employment and earning potential are a key factor in selecting your degree. On our Business Information Technology degree, you'll benefit from:

  • the option of a paid placement year which significantly increases your chance of getting a job when you graduate, possibly even with your placement company (except Information Technology for Education BSc (Hons)). We also advertise short-term vacancies on our VLE (Virtual Learning Environment)
  • the opportunity to spend a year abroad at one of our exchange universities in the USA, Canada, Europe, Australia or New Zealand to help you develop the intercultural skills that are so highly sought after by today's employers
  • targeting selected Employability Standards in every module. These are designed by Worcester Business School in consultation with employers so you will always be able to see the employability relevance of what you are studying
  • automatic access to our electronic CV Compiler Tool to create a live and evidence-based CV
  • the course being accredited by, recognised by or mapped to professional qualifications and/or associations as appropriate
  • access to our broad network of business managers and employers (including our own Business School Advisory Board) who work closely with us to design courses, offer scholarships and prizes, host student visits, support student competitions, provide work-related projects and contribute to teaching activities
  • employment preparation workshops which include CV preparation, mock interviews/assessment centres and meetings with employers
  • course content written and taught by business professionals and practitioners who are fully aware of what today's employers are looking for
  • work-based learning modules where you can learn via a live work-based project
  • real-world, applied approach to learning, teaching and assessment so that what you learn is relevant and useful to your future employer(s)
  • access to a host of CV-enhancing co-curriculum activities, such as our start-up café, international study weeks, case study/business plan competitions, vacation research projects, mentoring activities, etc
  • our 'earn as you learn' part-time work opportunities, which will significantly boost your employability after graduation
  • potential to progress onto the Business School's MBA or DBA.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Computing
  • Web Technologies
  • Customer Insight and Marketing
  • Data Driven Decisions OR Language Module
  • Financial Management OR Language Module
  • Systems Analysis and Design

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    76

    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:

    6

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    59

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • All academic transcripts
  • Copies of degree/diploma certificates
  • Up to two academic references (depending on your course level and subject)
  • An English language test score (IELTS/Cambridge Advanced, Pearson)
  • Your personal statement
  • Copy of your current passport or ID card

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12700 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.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

The standard tuition fees for part-time UK and EU students will be £1,156 per 15-credit module, £1,542 per 20 credit module and £2,313 per 30-credit module.

Living costs for Worcester

  • 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.

Funding

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