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City, University of London

Business Computing Systems

UCAS Code: G422
BSc (Hons) 4 years full-time, sandwich 2017
Ucas points guide

128

% applicants receiving offers

45%

Subjects
  • Computer science
Student score
71% LOW
% employed or in further study
79% LOW
Average graduate salary
£24k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
ABB

ABB (Computer Science, Mathematics or Physics preferred.)

Scottish Highers
BBBBB

Scottish Advanced Highers
BBB

(Mathematics or Any Science subject or Any Technology subject).

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

Typical offer D*DD - D*D*D*. IT/Numerate subjects only. IT (Software Development) Preferred.

International Baccalaureate
32

32 to include 6 in all Higher Level subjects

UCAS tariff points
128

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.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

45%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,000

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • 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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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

A BSc (Hons) Business Computing Systems from City offers students entry into a career as a computing professional. Graduates have the skills to design computer systems, analyse organisational problems and design appropriate IT solutions.

Modules

Year 1: Business systems; sets and logic; fundamentals of information technology; systems development; data modelling; communication skills; distributed data systems; database systems; probability and statistics; applied systems development; business accounting systems. Year 2: Business organisations; accounting information systems; business decision making; business systems analysis; database systems; group project; technical skills; management of information technology; decision support and expert systems; human computer interaction; group project; systems methodology. Year 3: Practical and professional training. Final year: Choose 7 from a list including: HCI design; professional and legal issues; management of the software process; object oriented analysis and design; server issues; expert systems; information technology security; prototyping and evolutionary development; language; information technology strategy; financial information systems.

City, University of London

Located in the heart of London

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.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
20%
80%

Year 1

20%
80%

Year 2

14%
86%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
49%
51%

Year 1

18%
81%
1%

Year 2

34%
66%

Year 3

Course accreditation

Accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional. BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 72%
Student score 71% LOW
Able to access IT resources

86%

Staff made the subject interesting

67%

Library resources are satisfactory

77%

Feedback on work has been helpful

74%

Feedback on work has been prompt

77%

Staff are good at explaining things

77%

Received sufficient advice and support

69%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
15% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
13% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
11% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
382 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
61% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
25% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 79% LOW
Average graduate salary £24k MED
Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals

53%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

3%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

3%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
There are a lot of computing courses out there, and they vary a lot in content, modules and the way they work with employers, so individual courses can have very different outcomes. This is a course where you really need to get a good grade – unemployment rates for graduates with good grades can be half those of graduates with slightly poorer degree classes. Most students do get jobs, though, and starting salaries are good, particularly in London. If you want to find out more about the prospects for a computer science course at a particular institution, it's a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates went on to do.
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