University of Westminster

Course Introduction

As a Business Information Systems student you will benefit from fantastic facilities and resources, including numerous laboratories offering access to Windows, Linux and Unix platforms, running industry'standard, computer'aided analysis and design applications. You will be based at our Cavendish Campus in the heart of London, close to major industry headquarters and in a city renowned for managing enterprise globally through technology. Our students have a high level of contact with outside companies through the sandwich year, project module and employers' visits. You will study in a department of practitioners and high'profile researchers, with access to the technologies used for managing business knowledge. The course is accredited by BCS ' The Chartered Institute for IT. You will be able to take a year'long industry placement between Years 2 and 3, giving you a competitive edge in the job market and contributing to your professional development.

Course Modules

Year 1: Modules provide underpinning in the subject area; students are introduced to the various elements of information systems, business and technology; these modules are the foundations upon which students build their insight in the areas of the business environment, information systems and available technologies; students also develop skills required for the remainder of their studies and their future professional life, such as information modelling, programming, academic writing and communication. Year 2: Year 2 is the development stage of the course; the focus of the modules are mainly on the design and development of information systems and databases, project management, and understanding available solutions; the professional practice module covers professional and ethical issues as well as career management; students also have the flexibility to take an option module in a relevant area of their choice. Year 3: Year 3 modules help students develop their critical thinking and evaluation skills; strategic management of information systems, systems quality, and computer systems security; students also have the opportunity to take 2 option modules, furthering their specific interests; there is a double project module in which students use their knowledge and skills, conduct independent research and investigation, and develop a solution for a defined problem.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £12,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees
4 years
Sandwich Including Industrial Placement
BSc (Hons) £12,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
4 years
Sandwich Including Industrial Placement
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level BBC
  • Irish Leaving Certificates CCCCC
  • GCE AS-level
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • SQA Higher
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MMD
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units) M2

Key Course Information

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85% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 90%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 95%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 89%

£25,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

70% Go on to work and/or study

In work 58
Studying 6
Studying and working 6
Unemployed 25
Unknown 6

23% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 24%

Total Coursework: 70%

Total Practical: 6%

£4,700 - £6,700
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,400 - £9,000
Typical cost of private accommodation