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Business Information Technology with a Year in Industry (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #351 (WUR) Chatham, United Kingdom
The Business Information Technology with a Year in Industry (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 with a Year in Industry (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

Your year in industry takes place between your second and final years, giving you invaluable work experience. You earn a salary and there may be the possibility of a job with the same company after graduation. 

It is also possible to take this degree as a three-year programme, without 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.

Professional networks

The programmes are informed by a stakeholder panel of industry experts who give feedback on the skills that employers require from a modern workforce.

The two dedicated placement co-ordinators help students obtain and benefit from high-quality work placements. Previous year in industry participants have worked with leading companies such as BAE Systems, Citigroup and The Walt Disney Company. Many return to their final year with the security of an employment offer – testament to the high esteem in which our graduates are held by industry.

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 48 months
  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

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

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 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 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    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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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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