What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
Computer Science, Mathematics and Physics preferred
IT/Numerate subjects (e.g. IT(Software Development) preferred
IB with 32 points to include 6 in all Higher Level subjects
Computer Science, Mathematics and Physics preferred
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers45%
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- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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The course provides the technical and managerial knowledge to implement computer solutions to business challenges and enables students to develop commercially valuable skills in City’s laboratories. There is the option of paid, professional experience in the IT industry. For their project, students can work with an organisation to develop computing solutions to real-world business problems. This degree is suitable for students who have the breadth of mind to tackle both computer and management science and want to build the businesses of tomorrow with computer technology. The course includes programming and is primarily technical in nature. Graduates of City's BSc (Hons) Business Computing Systems have the skills to design computer systems, analyse organisational problems and design appropriate IT solutions. The course provides the technical and managerial knowledge to implement computer solutions to business challenges and will enable you to develop commercially valuable skills in City's laboratories.
All Computer Science courses at City share a common first year. Students can select their final degree course at the end of the first year. In year one, all students study six core modules: Business systems; Computation and reasoning; Mathematics for computing; Software engineering; Systems architecture and Programming in Java. In year two, full-time students take a further six core modules and undertake a project. Core modules include: Human computer interaction; Management of information technology; Networks and operating systems; Object-oriented analysis and design and Professional development in IT. In year three, full-time students take one core module in requirements engineering and may choose four elective modules from a list of over twenty. All Honours students undertake an individual project, researching and developing systems in an area of their own specialist interest. Elective modules include: Advanced databases; Cloud computing; Business engineering with ERP solutions; Cognition and technologies; Data visualization; IT security; Project management and Management of IT strategy. Professional Pathway students undertake IT work experience while studying part-time for Part 2 and Part 3 over three years.
Ranked first in London for student satisfaction (The Complete University Guide 2017), in the top 15 in the UK for graduate prospects (The Times and Sunday Times University League Table 2017) and among the top four per cent of universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015), City is a leading global institution located in the heart of London committed to academic excellence and focused on business and the professions.
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