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BSc in Information Systems and Management

Programme Overview

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Aims

Part-time

The degree programme provides part-time courses of study to meet the changing educational, cultural and training needs of adults who are engaged in earning their livelihood, and others who are able to benefit.

The programme philosophy is that computing and information systems concepts and practices have to be complemented by organisational and management concepts and practices in order to be effective. The programme provides students with theoretical knowledge and practical skills in both areas, enabling graduates to contribute to the effective development and exploitation of information systems and technology in companies, organisations and society as a whole.

It is recognised that today's skills are often transitory, especially in computing and information systems. Therefore the programme strikes a balance between learning current skills and emphasising the underlying theories which justify the choice of one skill set rather than another. The fundamental theories last longer than particular skills and provide a sound basis for understanding and evaluating new developments in computer science and information systems.

Full-time

The programme philosophy is that computing and information systems concepts and practices have to be complemented by organisational and management concepts and practices in order to be effective. The programme provides students with theoretical knowledge and practical skills in both areas, enabling graduates to contribute to the effective development and exploitation of information systems and technology in companies, organisations and society as a whole.

It is recognised that today's skills are often transitory, especially in computing and information systems. Therefore the programme strikes a balance between learning current skills and emphasising the underlying theories which justify the choice of one skill set rather than another. The fundamental theories last longer than particular skills and provide a sound basis for understanding and evaluating new developments in computer science and information systems.

Entry requirements

Part-time

Full-time

  • Access to HE Diploma in Information Technology or Computing related subject, with a minimum of 15 credits achieved at Merit or Distinction.

Attendance

  • Part-time: Three evenings a week. October - July.
  • Full-time: Up to four days a week (mixture of daytime and evening teaching). October - July

How to apply

Part-time

  • The programme starts in October each year. To have the best chance of being accepted onto the programme send your application before the end of June. Applications received after then will be processed provided that the course is not already fully subscribed.
  • Your application will be processed by the college registry and we will be in touch to tell you what to do next.

Full-time

  • The programme starts in October each year.
  • All applications must be made through UCAS

Course content

The Bachelor of Science in Information Systems and Management is an interdisciplinary degree taught jointly by the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems (DCSIS) and the Department of Management. The degree programme has been running since October 1993.

Please pay particular attention to the coursework requirements of each module and ensure that you complete the coursework. This contributes from 10-25% of the overall marks for the module (the weightings for each compulsory module are shown in the Programme Handbook) and can make the difference between passing and failing. Every year there are students who have to retake modules that they might have passed had they submitted the coursework. Make sure you are not one of these! In addition to contributing sometimes vital marks, coursework is designed to enable you to consolidate your learning and get feedback on your progress with a module. Please take advantage of this to give yourself the best possible chance of success.

The compulsory modules and a number of optional modules for the degree programme are listed below. The range of optional modules is increased by the inclusion of modules taught by other departments, including the Department of Management, the Department of Economics, Mathematics and Statistics and the Department of Geography, Environment and Development Studies.

Level 5 ITApps modules can be included as options subject to availibility and provided the prerequisites are satisfied.

See Options Handbook for further information

Modules

Compulsory

Optional