Computing Sciences

BSc (Hons) BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS WITH A YEAR IN INDUSTRY

Key details 

BSC (HONS) BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS WITH A YEAR IN INDUSTRY

Start Year
2023
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Bachelor of Science
UCAS course code
GN55
Entry Requirements
ABB (specific subject requirements apply).
Duration (years)
4

Assessment for Year 1

We’ll use a wide range of methods to assess your learning – including project work, programming assignments, essays, written reports, oral presentations, laboratory exercises, and seminar presentations. Which one we choose will depend on the module content and learning objectives. You will also complete group-based coursework. 

Most modules are assessed through a mixture of coursework and exams (usually 40% examination and 60% coursework), while some are entirely assessed by coursework. In your final year, you will be assessed particularly on your understanding and how you integrate knowledge from different areas of the subject. 

Your Year in Industry is assessed through a series of periodic reports during the placement and a final report, completed at the end of the placement. The placement year is a pass/fail assessment. 

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Assessment for Year 2

We’ll use a wide range of methods to assess your learning – including project work, programming assignments, essays, written reports, oral presentations, laboratory exercises, and seminar presentations. Which one we choose will depend on the module content and learning objectives. You will also complete group-based coursework. 

Most modules are assessed through a mixture of coursework and exams (usually 40% examination and 60% coursework), while some are entirely assessed by coursework. In your final year, you will be assessed particularly on your understanding and how you integrate knowledge from different areas of the subject. 

Your Year in Industry is assessed through a series of periodic reports during the placement and a final report, completed at the end of the placement. The placement year is a pass/fail assessment. 

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Assessment for Year 3

We’ll use a wide range of methods to assess your learning – including project work, programming assignments, essays, written reports, oral presentations, laboratory exercises, and seminar presentations. Which one we choose will depend on the module content and learning objectives. You will also complete group-based coursework. 

Most modules are assessed through a mixture of coursework and exams (usually 40% examination and 60% coursework), while some are entirely assessed by coursework. In your final year, you will be assessed particularly on your understanding and how you integrate knowledge from different areas of the subject. 

Your Year in Industry is assessed through a series of periodic reports during the placement and a final report, completed at the end of the placement. The placement year is a pass/fail assessment. 

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Assessment for Year 4

We’ll use a wide range of methods to assess your learning – including project work, programming assignments, essays, written reports, oral presentations, laboratory exercises, and seminar presentations. Which one we choose will depend on the module content and learning objectives. You will also complete group-based coursework. 

Most modules are assessed through a mixture of coursework and exams (usually 40% examination and 60% coursework), while some are entirely assessed by coursework. In your final year, you will be assessed particularly on your understanding and how you integrate knowledge from different areas of the subject. 

Your Year in Industry is assessed through a series of periodic reports during the placement and a final report, completed at the end of the placement. The placement year is a pass/fail assessment. 

Clearing and Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

Assessment for Year 1

We’ll use a wide range of methods to assess your learning – including project work, programming assignments, essays, written reports, oral presentations, laboratory exercises, and seminar presentations. Which one we choose will depend on the module content and learning objectives. You will also complete group-based coursework. 

Most modules are assessed through a mixture of coursework and exams (usually 40% examination and 60% coursework), while some are entirely assessed by coursework. In your final year, you will be assessed particularly on your understanding and how you integrate knowledge from different areas of the subject. 

Your Year in Industry is assessed through a series of periodic reports during the placement and a final report, completed at the end of the placement. The placement year is a pass/fail assessment. 

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Register interest   
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Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring and review of modules. Where this activity leads to significant change to a programme and modules, the University will endeavour to consult with affected students. The University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. Availability of optional modules may be restricted owing to timetabling, lack of demand, or limited places. Where this is the case, you will be asked to make alternative module choices and you will be supported during this process.

Assessment for Year 2

We’ll use a wide range of methods to assess your learning – including project work, programming assignments, essays, written reports, oral presentations, laboratory exercises, and seminar presentations. Which one we choose will depend on the module content and learning objectives. You will also complete group-based coursework. 

Most modules are assessed through a mixture of coursework and exams (usually 40% examination and 60% coursework), while some are entirely assessed by coursework. In your final year, you will be assessed particularly on your understanding and how you integrate knowledge from different areas of the subject. 

Your Year in Industry is assessed through a series of periodic reports during the placement and a final report, completed at the end of the placement. The placement year is a pass/fail assessment. 

Clearing and Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring and review of modules. Where this activity leads to significant change to a programme and modules, the University will endeavour to consult with affected students. The University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. Availability of optional modules may be restricted owing to timetabling, lack of demand, or limited places. Where this is the case, you will be asked to make alternative module choices and you will be supported during this process.

Assessment for Year 3

We’ll use a wide range of methods to assess your learning – including project work, programming assignments, essays, written reports, oral presentations, laboratory exercises, and seminar presentations. Which one we choose will depend on the module content and learning objectives. You will also complete group-based coursework. 

Most modules are assessed through a mixture of coursework and exams (usually 40% examination and 60% coursework), while some are entirely assessed by coursework. In your final year, you will be assessed particularly on your understanding and how you integrate knowledge from different areas of the subject. 

Your Year in Industry is assessed through a series of periodic reports during the placement and a final report, completed at the end of the placement. The placement year is a pass/fail assessment. 

Clearing and Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring and review of modules. Where this activity leads to significant change to a programme and modules, the University will endeavour to consult with affected students. The University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. Availability of optional modules may be restricted owing to timetabling, lack of demand, or limited places. Where this is the case, you will be asked to make alternative module choices and you will be supported during this process.

Assessment for Year 4

We’ll use a wide range of methods to assess your learning – including project work, programming assignments, essays, written reports, oral presentations, laboratory exercises, and seminar presentations. Which one we choose will depend on the module content and learning objectives. You will also complete group-based coursework. 

Most modules are assessed through a mixture of coursework and exams (usually 40% examination and 60% coursework), while some are entirely assessed by coursework. In your final year, you will be assessed particularly on your understanding and how you integrate knowledge from different areas of the subject. 

Your Year in Industry is assessed through a series of periodic reports during the placement and a final report, completed at the end of the placement. The placement year is a pass/fail assessment. 

Clearing and Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring and review of modules. Where this activity leads to significant change to a programme and modules, the University will endeavour to consult with affected students. The University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. Availability of optional modules may be restricted owing to timetabling, lack of demand, or limited places. Where this is the case, you will be asked to make alternative module choices and you will be supported during this process.

Entry Requirements

A Levels

ABB including one A-Level in Mathematics, Computing Science, Digital Technology, Chemistry, Physics, Electronics, Business or Economics. If you are taking an EPQ and three A-levels, we may offer you a one grade reduction on our advertised typical offer, if you achieve an A in the EPQ.

T Levels

Obtain an overall Pass including a B in the core of the T Level and a Distinction in the Occupational Specialism. Acceptable subjects are: Science, Design Surveying and Planning for Construction, Digital Production Design and Development, Digital Business Services, Digital Support Services.

BTEC

DDM acceptable in an IT, Engineering, Science-based or Business subject, excluding BTEC Public Services, Uniformed Services and Business Administration.

Scottish highers

AAABB including Grade A in Mathematics, Computing Science, Chemistry, Physics or Economics.

Scottish highers advanced

BCC including Mathematics, Computing Science, Chemistry, Physics or Economics.

Irish leaving certificate

3 subjects at H2, 3 subjects at H3 including Mathematics, Computing Science, Chemistry, Physics or Economics.

Access course

Pass the Access to HE Diploma with Distinction in 30 credits at Level 3 and Merit in 15 credits at Level 3, including 12 credits in Mathematics, Computing, Physics, Electronics, Business or Economics.

European Baccalaureate

75% with 7 in Mathematics, Computing Science, Chemistry, Physics or Economics.

International Baccalaureate

32 including HL5 in Mathematics, Computing Science, Chemistry, Physics or Economics.

GCSE offer

You are required to have Mathematics and English Language at a minimum of Grade C or Grade 4 or above at GCSE.

Additional entry requirements

UEA are committed to ensuring that Higher Education is accessible to all, regardless of their background or experiences. One of the ways we do this is through our contextual admissions schemes. 

We welcome and value a wide range of alternative qualifications.  If you have a qualification which is not listed here, please contact us via Admissions Enquiries.

A-Level General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.   Where applicable Science A Levels awarded by an English Exam board require a pass in the practical element.

If you do not meet the academic requirements for direct entry, you may be interested in one of our Foundation Year programmes such as BSc Computing Science with a Foundation Year.

Important note

Once enrolled onto your course at UEA, your progression and continuation (which may include your eligibility for study abroad, overseas experience, placement or year in industry opportunities) is contingent on meeting the assessment requirements which are relevant to the course on which you are enrolled.

International Requirements

We accept many international qualifications for entry to this course. View our International Students pages for specific information about your country.

INTO University of East Anglia

If you do not meet the academic and/or English language requirements for direct entry our partner, INTO UEA offers progression on to this undergraduate degree upon successful completion of a preparation programme. Depending on your interests, and your qualifications you can take a variety of routes to this degree:

International Foundation in Mathematics and Actuarial Sciences

International Foundation in Physical Sciences and Engineering 

International Foundation in Business Economics Society and Culture  

Students for whom english is a foreign language

Applications from students whose first language is not English are welcome. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading): 

  • IELTS: 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components) for year 1 entry
  • IELTS: 6.5 overall (minimum 6.0 in all components) for year 2 entry  

We also accept a number of other English language tests. Review our English Language Equivalencies for a list of example qualifications that we may accept to meet this requirement.

If you do not yet meet the English language requirements for this course, INTO UEA offer a variety of English language programmes which are designed to help you develop the English skills necessary for successful undergraduate study: 

Interviews

Most applicants will not be called for an interview and a decision will be made via UCAS Track. However, for some applicants an interview will be requested. Where an interview is required the Admissions Service will contact you directly to arrange a time. 

Gap year

We welcome applications from students who have already taken or intend to take a gap year.  We believe that a year between school and university can be of substantial benefit. You are advised to indicate your reason for wishing to defer entry on your UCAS application. 

Intakes

This course is open to UK and International applicants. The annual intake is in September each year. 

Course Reference Number: 6774665

Fees and Funding

Tuition Fees  

View our information for Tuition Fees. 

Scholarships and Bursaries 

We are committed to ensuring that costs do not act as a barrier to those aspiring to come to a world leading university and have developed a funding package to reward those with excellent qualifications and assist those from lower income backgrounds. View our range of Scholarships for eligibility, details of how to apply and closing dates. 

Course related costs

You are eligible for reduced fees during the year in industry. Further details are available on our Tuition Fee website.  

There may be extra costs related to items such as your travel and accommodation during your year in industry, which will vary depending on location. Many of the course texts are available from the library but it’s likely you will need to purchase at least some of them. If you are required to undertake re-assessment a charge will be made. 

View our information about Additional Course Fees. 

 

Course Reference Number: 6774665

How to Apply

Apply for this course through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Services (UCAS), using UCAS Hub. 

UCAS Hub is a secure online application system that allows you to apply for full-time undergraduate courses at universities and colleges in the United Kingdom.

Your application does not have to be completed all at once. Register or sign in to UCAS to get started. 

Once you submit your completed application, UCAS will process it and send it to your chosen universities and colleges.

The Institution code for the University of East Anglia is E14.

View our guide to applying through UCAS for useful tips, key dates and further information:

How to apply through UCAS

Course Reference Number: 6774665
Key details
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Bachelor of Science
UCAS course code
GN55
Entry Requirements
ABB (specific subject requirements apply).
Duration (years)
4
Investigate the key role of data and information systems in business, and learn to harness technology to gain a competitive advantage. On this course, you’ll study how to gather data for use in day-to-day operations, design and implement computer-based systems, and help plan for the future. Your expertise in these systems will equip you with all the skills you’ll need for a successful career in the business world. A year in industry will give you invaluable real-world experience in a working environment, bolstering your skillset and further increasing your employability post-graduation. Our BSc Business Information Systems with a Year in Industry is ranked 14th for ‘Marketing and Public Relations’ by The Guardian University Guide 2023.
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