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University of Portsmouth

Business Information Systems

UCAS Code: G521

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

Entry requirements


104-120 Tariff points to include a minimum of 2 A levels.

106 Tariff points from the Access to HE Diploma.

Cambridge Pre-U score of 44.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

3 GCSEs at grade C or above to include English and Mathematics/3 GCSEs at grade 4 or above to include English and Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

25

25 points from the IB Diploma, to include 3 Higher Level subjects.

Irish Leaving Certificate - Higher Level

H3,H3,H3,H4,H4

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma

D*D

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DMM

104-120 Tariff points.

UCAS Tariff

104-120

104-120 points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, or equivalent.

96%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Other options

4 years | Sandwich | 2018

Subject

Information systems

Today, businesses are driven by the information they offer and the information they manage via networked computers, the web and large scale databases. The combined abilities of a professional information systems designer who understands the needs of a business, is an extremely employable asset.

WHY STUDY THIS COURSE?

This course is accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT which means that it meets all the academic requirements for registration as a Chartered IT Professional (CITP).

MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE

The £100 million that the university has invested in its buildings and facilities over the past 10 years, most recently includes our brand-new digital forensics, usability, and mobile app development labs.

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

This course is for anyone who would like to apply their interest in IT to the world of business and enterprise.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE GAINED

On this course you can apply your skills to real-life practical problems as part of the department’s partnership scheme with charities, schools and other organisations. You can also apply to do an optional year-long placement in industry which will put you ahead of the field when applying for graduate jobs.

AFTER THE COURSE

On completing this course, you will possess a dynamic combination of technical ability, information systems development and management knowledge, plus a solid grasp of business processes. Our graduates have secured roles within computer design and software houses, information systems consultancies and data systems organisations. Others continue their study at both MSc and PhD levels.

Modules

Your first year provides a solid technical foundation, which involves a practically based understanding of how computers work and how software systems are developed. You’ll also be introduced to how such systems are applied in a business context and use case studies to explore what works well in modern business practice. The main focus of your second year will continue to be on information systems and business systems analysis however you'll also have a choice of topics from computer science and information systems disciplines, enabling you to focus on computing topics or those with more of a business or programming flavour. By your final year you will have a good understanding of industry-standard techniques, equipment and software packages. Alongside some further units on information systems management and project management, you’ll be expected to put your new skills into practice in a large-scale personal project. This final year project gives you the freedom to analyse, design, build and evaluate your own work.

Assessment methods

We assess you in a variety ways that encourage a deeper understanding and allow you to develop your skills. Assessment methods include multiple choice tests, essays, written exams, mini projects, presentations and review articles.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£15,100
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Portsmouth

Department:

Faculty of Technology

TEF rating:
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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Information systems

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

87%
UK students
13%
International students
88%
Male students
12%
Female students
61%
2:1 or above
15%
Drop out rate
305

After graduation


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Information systems

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.

97%
high
Employed or in further education
96%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

19%
Information technology technicians
19%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
13%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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 2015 — 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. This is also a good degree to take if you want to follow a technical role in the finance or advertising industry. Many jobs for this degree were found in the larger cities last year and opportunities may be more limited outside those areas.

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