• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

You’ll learn how to communicate and investigate complex problems and develop solutions which combine business ideas and technology, in any type of business, large or small. 

You'll develop a combination of skills that give you a unique overview of organisations and the ability to work well with others and share ideas at all levels.

The course opens doors to a career in fields such as business analysis, systems analysis and design, system management, security management, project management, knowledge management and business consultancy.

On this Business Information Systems (Hons) degree course offered at University of Portsmouth, you’ll:

  • Learn the technical and managerial skills you need to be a professional information systems analyst or designer
  • Explore the tools and technologies that help modern businesses work smarter, in areas such as mobile applications, security, business intelligence and data analytics
  • Get a practical understanding of how computers work and how information systems are developed
  • Undertake a range of study methods including seminars, workshops and practical classes working with real examples
  • Develop an enquiring mind ready to engage with emerging technologies and make them work for business
  • Take what you learn in the classroom and apply it to real scenarios, with visits to global companies like IBM and SAP
  • Have the option to take a placement year in the industry or study abroad for a year

You’ll learn the combination of systems analysis, management and technical skills you need to work as an information systems professional who understands the evolving needs of businesses.

Placement year

On this course, you can get valuable experience and grow your network with a year-long salaried industrial placement before your final year.

Information systems are a key function of all businesses, from small start-ups to SMEs and multinational corporations. So you’ll have plenty of options when it comes to finding a placement.

Previous students have secured placements at companies such as:

  • Marks & Spencer
  • Adatis
  • BAE Systems
  • Lilly
  • Caterpillar
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Disney

Many students go on to work for their placement employers after the course. We’ll help you secure a work placement that fits your aspirations. You’ll get mentoring and support throughout the year.

Interested in running your own business on your placement year instead? You can start up and run your own company for a year as an alternative to a work-based placement. You'll work alone or with fellow students to build and launch a successful venture with support from our Enterprise Team.

Careers and opportunities

With your versatile BSc (Hons) Business Information Systems degree, you could go on to work in various fields and roles including:

  • IT management
  • business intelligence
  • business analysis
  • project management
  • business continuity analysis
  • information systems security
  • risk management
  • IT consultancy
  • systems design

The Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in industry. You'll get help, advice and support for up to 5 years after you leave the University.

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the British Computer Society, fulfilling academic requirement for CITP (Chartered Information Technology Professional).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      3 years full time, 4 years sandwich with work placement

  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Business Information Systems Security
  • Business Research
  • Business Systems Analysis
  • Database Principles
  • Information Systems and Project Management
  • Business and Employment Law
  • Computing Undergraduate Ambassador
  • Institution-wide Language Program
  • Social Computing for Business

English Language Requirements

  • 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:

    54

    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

  • 104-120 points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, or equivalent.

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    16400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16400 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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Living costs for Portsmouth

  • 710 - 1100 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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