48 months
15950 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Business Computing and IT (Hons) course from Aston University, integrated with a placement year, will develop your IT knowledge and give you the skills needed to provide businesses with consultative support, strategic direction and technological insight. There is also an option to gain a double degree (two degrees for the price of one).

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What you’ll learn

This Business Computing and IT (Hons) course from Aston University will provide you with theoretical knowledge and skills, including analysis and problem-solving, which can be applied to a broad range of career paths.

You will learn the relationship between technical knowledge and human design, the complex role of IT in business, and how technology can be used to drive competitive advantage. 

In your first year you will develop a general knowledge of business theories as well as computing and IT. Your second year is focused on building your IT and computing skills. This will help you as you apply for placement opportunities in your third year.

The final year includes both compulsory and elective modules and builds on the knowledge and skills gathered during the placement year and facilitates cultivating advanced skillsets relevant to the contemporary business environment. This will include, and not limited to project management, emerging technology trends, and information security. Furthermore, the final year project dissertation enables you to put your skills and knowledge into practice, through collaborative, peer and self-directed learning, working on real-life case studies and applications, which are aligned to your individual career aspirations.

Career prospects

Today, the majority of roles in business incorporate some form of technology. Having a clear understanding of technology, computing and systems, and how these can be applied in a business setting is a highly sought-after skill.

The careers available to you cover the whole range of business applications of computing and IT. They range from managing a department or company’s personal computer network, to building links over the internet for a multinational company, to running a handful of computers in a small firm.

Recent graduates

Recent graduates are now working in roles such as:

  • IT security Consultant
  • Business Analyst
  • Digital Supply Chain Consultant
  • Innovation Analyst.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Accounting for Business
  • Organisation Behaviour
  • Marketing Management
  • Principles of Operations Management
  • User Experience Design (BCIT only)
  • Onformation Systems and Database (BCIT only)
  • Business Analytics
  • Economic Environment of Business

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • BBB – standard offer
  • BBC (with EPQ or Core maths minimum grade B)
  • BCC (contextual offer)
  • IB: 31 points overall in the IB diploma with 5,5,5 at HL.
  • BTEC Extended Diploma DDD – standard offer
  • BTEC Extended Diploma DDM – (Contextual offer)
  • We accept the QAA-recognised Access Diploma which must consist of 45 credits at Level 3. You must obtain a minimum of 30 distinction and the rest must be at merit or distinction. Please note that we do not accept the English and Maths components within the Access qualification and you must meet the GCSE entry requirement.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15950 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • UK students - £1,250 during placement year
  •  International/EU students - £2,500 during placement year

Living costs for Birmingham

765 - 1134 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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