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University of Bedfordshire

Information and Data Systems with Professional Practice Year

UCAS Code: G508

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,E-C,C,C

80 - 96 UCAS Tariff points

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMP-MMM

UCAS Tariff

80-96

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Sandwich | 2020

Subject

Information management

As information systems increase in size and complexity, there is a growing need for people with specialist skills who can interpret the informational needs of organisations and translate them into business applications. This course will provide you with these skills and demonstrate how you can exploit and integrate existing software, design information systems and develop the technical ability to interact with business analysts, computer programmers, software engineers and computer scientists. You will also learn to work with web database management systems, decision support systems and data mining, and develop a deep understanding of the integration of industrial standard technologies and advanced information technology strategies, including grid and cloud computing.

Modules

Year 1;
Introduction to Software Development,
Principles of Programming,
Computer Systems Structure,
Fundamentals of Computer Studies

Year 2;
Mobile Applications,
Computer Security and Operating Systems,
Decision Support Systems and Data Mining,
Systems Development and Modern Database Practices

Year 3;
Research Methodologies and Emerging Technologies,
Advanced IT Strategies and Paradigms,
Social and Professional Project Management,
Undergraduate Project

Assessment methods

The majority of units are assessed through coursework, group and individual projects, portfolios, essays, presentations or exams. You will also produce software artefacts in the area of your specialism.

Constant feedback and advice from a supervisory or unit team will be provided to support you in your work.

Year 1;
Written exams = 14%
Coursework = 58%
Practical exams = 28%

Year 2;
Written exams = 40%
Coursework = 60%
Practical exams = 0%

Year 3;
Written exams = 15%
Coursework = 85%
Practical exams = 0%

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,350
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Luton Campus

Department:

School of Computer Science and Technology

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Communications and media

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

79%
UK students
21%
International students
49%
Male students
51%
Female students
73%
2:1 or above
17%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
E
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Communications and media

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£15,600
low
Average annual salary
86%
low
Employed or in further education
88%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

18%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
10%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
10%
Other elementary services occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Information services covers a broad range of degree options including librarianship and museum studies, which are usually only taken by a small number of students at first degree level. These areas tend to be much more popular at postgraduate level - and with a lot of competition for jobs in libraries and museums, most (but not all) of these jobs go to holders of Masters qualifications. However, many industries are increasingly looking for professionals skilled in managing data and information - so there are related jobs to be had with just a first degree and starting salaries are actually a little above average for this subject.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Information management

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£13k

£13k

£18k

£18k

£21k

£21k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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