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Business Information Technology (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #351 (WUR) Chatham, United Kingdom
The Business Information Technology (Hons) degree from University of Kent gives you the skills you need for the practical application of computing to areas typically found in industry. These include e-commerce, information systems and computer consultancy.
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Overview

Business and commerce rely heavily on information systems, especially now e-commerce is widespread. This Business Information Technology (Hons) degree from University of Kent provides a balance of business and information technology and responds to industry needs, enhancing your employment prospects. 

You study a combination of computing and business-oriented modules. You learn to use current technology in communications, databases and web publishing, to analyse business problems and develop effective solutions.

In your first year, you learn how to program in an object-oriented language. In your second and final years, you further develop your programming skills and can specialise in an area of particular interest to you.

Year in industry

Over half our students choose to take a year in industry after the second year of the programme. This gives you work experience, a salary and the possibility of a job with the same company after graduation. For details, see Business Information Technology with a Year in Industry.

Extra activities

Apart from core learning towards your degree, we provide access to a wealth of other activities such as entrepreneurship (including business start-up opportunities), community engagement, public lectures, participation in short research projects and assistance in obtaining summer placements.

The School of Computing also hosts events that you are welcome to attend. These include our successful seminar programme where guest speakers from academia and industry discuss current developments in the field. 

Careers

Graduate destinations

Graduates who have both IT knowledge and business skills can expect excellent career prospects. 

The graduates have gone on to work in:

  • software engineering
  • mobile applications development
  • systems analysis
  • consultancy
  • networking
  • web design and e-commerce
  • finance and insurance
  • commerce
  • engineering
  • education
  • government
  • healthcare. 

Accreditation

This programme has partial CITP accreditation from BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.

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 included:

  • Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming
  • Foundations of Computing 
  • Databases and the Web 
  • Computer Systems 
  • Human Computer Interaction 
  • Management Principles 
  • Marketing Principles 
  • People and Computing 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    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:

    6.5

    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

  • A level: BBC - BCC
  • GCSE: Mathematics grade C
  • Access to HE Diploma: The University will not necessarily make conditional offers to all Access candidates but will continue to assess them on an individual basis. 
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (formerly BTEC National Diploma): BTEC National Diploma and Extended Diploma Distinction, Distinction, Merit
  • International Baccalaureate: 34 points overall or 14 points at HL including Mathematics 5 at HL or SL, or Mathematics 6 at SL

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19000 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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Funding

Kent offers generous financial support schemes to assist eligible undergraduate students during their studies. 

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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