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London South Bank University

Business Information Technology

UCAS Code: G520
BSc (Hons) 4 years full-time, sandwich 2017
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BSc (Hons) 6 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

104-112

% applicants receiving offers

85%

Subjects
  • Information systems
Student score
76% MED
% employed or in further study
79% LOW
Average graduate salary
£16k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Diploma
D*D*

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MMD

International Baccalaureate
24

English Language qualification required

UCAS tariff points
104-112

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104-112 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

85%

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

Our degrees in this area equip working professional who require a combination of computing and other capabilities, especially in the world of business and commerce. You'll develop a wide range of employability skills through an emphasis on a vocational approach to teaching.

Modules

Year 1: business and professional issues; mathematical analysis for informatics; media, computers and networks; socio-technical analysis of requirements; software development for business 1. Plus one optional module from below: software development for business 2; accounting for managers. Year 2: business database systems; research and professional practice; management of technological innovation; management concepts and evaluation techniques; user-centred design. Plus one optional module from below: system design techniques; enterprise architectures. Year 3: information management and decision support systems; strategic IT management; honours informatics project; IS project management. Plus one optional module from below: IT systems administration; digital content management.

London South Bank University

London South Bank University offers professionally focused degrees in the heart of London. Situated 15 minutes from the Thames, it is ideally located for exploring the city. The majority of courses are accredited by professional bodies, and feature opportunities for work experience, which allows students to take advantage of the university’s links with industry.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
36%
64%

Year 1

33%
67%

Year 2

26%
74%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
77%
23%

Year 1

20%
80%

Year 2

30%
70%

Year 3

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 78%
Student score 76% MED
Able to access IT resources

91%

Staff made the subject interesting

67%

Library resources are satisfactory

78%

Feedback on work has been helpful

64%

Feedback on work has been prompt

58%

Staff are good at explaining things

80%

Received sufficient advice and support

75%

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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
26% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
20% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
19% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
230 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
46% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
20% 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 £16k LOW
Graduates who are customer service occupations

7%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

10%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

10%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Information systems courses cover a range of areas, including information design, modelling and the finance industry. How well graduates did made a particular difference in 2012 – computing graduates with good grades were much less likely to be out of work after six months. Most students do get jobs, though, and starting salaries are good – particularly in London, and that’s where over a quarter of graduates started work last year. Be realistic with these degrees – opportunities are not spread throughout the country and you might struggle, for example, to get an information systems job outside the larger cities.
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