Course Overview

Attendance
UK/EU Fees £9,250 *
International Fees £12,500 *
Duration 3 or 4 years

* Price per academic year

Course summary

Working in the world of information systems can be exciting and rewarding, as businesses become more and more reliant on information systems to support innovation, decision making and day-to-day operations. The creative use of information systems can transform organisations, and successful enterprises require hybrid managers and analysts who can evaluate and use the tools, gauge the risks and provide the key insights and sound direction for strategic business planning.

This course develops your understanding of the business challenges of an enterprise, and your ability to conceive and manage solutions which are increasingly ICT-dependent. You will integrate your skills of problem solving and information systems modelling with your knowledge of business processes and environments. You will be able to consult on, support or develop the technological platforms of an enterprise to achieve competitive advantage, building a career in roles ranging from systems developer to business manager.

This course will give you a clear perspective of the current nature and practice of business information systems. In Year 1 you will be introduced to the main fundamental concepts and in Year 2 and Year 3 you will follow the specialist themes which interest you the most. You will take some modules offered by Westminster Business School.

Course structure

The following subjects are indicative of what you will study on this course. 

Year 1 modules provide the foundations upon which you will build your insights into the business environment, information systems and the available technologies. You will also develop essential skills such as analysing customer needs, information modelling, business mathematics, academic writing and communication.

Credit Level-4

Year 2 is the development stage of the course. The focus of the modules will be mainly on the design and development of information systems, project management, e-commerce and understanding available solutions in databases, web interfaces or analytics. The Professional Practice module covers professional and ethical issues as well as career management. You will also have the flexibility to take an option module in a relevant area of your choice in each semester.

Sandwich placement year

You will have the opportunity to take a year-long placement between Year 2 and Year 3, giving you practical skills to accompany your theoretical knowledge, and bring you a competitive edge in the job market.

Some of our past students have been placed in large enterprises such as Accenture, Capita, Carphone Warehouse, GlaxoSmithKline, IBM, Lloyds TSB, Logica, Microsoft, and Volkswagen, while others have been placed in small to medium-sized enterprises.

Credit Level-5

Year 3 modules will develop your critical, evaluative and strategic thinking. You will look at the strategies and methods that organisations employ to deliver information systems solutions which are usable, secure, appropriate, and necessary for achieving market edge. You will also have the opportunity to choose options in starting your own business or going further into business analytics. There will be a double project module in which you will use your knowledge and skills, conduct independent research and investigation, and develop a solution for a problem of your choice.

Credit Level-6

Westminster Plus Electives

 
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As part of your course you may be able to take elective modules. Electives are an exciting opportunity to widen your experience at university and to gain skills and knowledge that will help make you more employable.

Find out about Westminster Plus Electives.

Entry Requirements

Typical Offer

  • A levels – BBC/AA

  • International Baccalaureate – 26 points (minimum)

  • Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma/Diploma – DMM/D*D*
  • Advanced Diploma- Grade C in IT or Engineering and relevant ASL at Grade C. Plus GCSE Maths and English at Grade C or above or equivalent grades in Key Skills

  • Access to HE Diploma - 54 credits at level 3

(Functional Skills qualifications are not accepted)

View more information about our entry requirements and the application process

 

Typical Offer

  • International Baccalaureate – 28 points including a minimum of 5 in Higher English

 

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Careers

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With a growing network of over 3,000 employers around the world and a team of experienced careers consultants, we are here to help you succeed.

In 2015–16, we helped over 1,500 students find work placements across a range of sectors, with 250 employers attending 14 on-campus skills and careers fairs.

As a Westminster student, you’ll have access to our services throughout your studies and after you graduate.

We can help you:

  • find work placements related to your course
  • find part-time/vacation, placement and graduate jobs, including voluntary experience
  • find international opportunities to enhance your employability
  • market yourself effectively to employers
  • write better CVs and application forms
  • develop your interview and enterprise skills
  • plan your career with our careers consultants
  • meet employers and explore your career options at our employer fairs, careers presentations and networking events throughout the year

Find out more about the Career Development Centre.

Fees and Funding

UK and EU tuition fee: £9,250 (Price per academic year)

The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

Find out how we set our tuition fees.

Funding

As well as tuition fee loans, there is a range of funding available to help you fund your studies.

Find out about undergraduate student funding options.

Scholarships

The University is dedicated to supporting ambitious and outstanding students and we offer a variety of scholarships to eligible undergraduate students, which cover all or part of your tuition fees.

Find out if you qualify for one of our scholarships.

International tuition fee: £12,500 (Price per academic year)

The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

Find out how we set our tuition fees.

International student funding

Find out about funding for international students.

Scholarships

The University is dedicated to supporting ambitious and outstanding students and we offer a variety of scholarships to eligible undergraduate students, which cover all or part of your tuition fees.

Find out if you qualify for one of our scholarships.

Course Location

Our Cavendish Campus in the heart of London is home to the Faculty of Science and Technology. With first-class facilities, the campus houses subject areas ranging from biosciences to electronic engineering. For more details, visit our Cavendish Campus page.

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