BSc Information Technology for Business Studies with Foundation Year

Course overview

This course in information technology management for business combines IT knowledge and technical ability with developing business and professional skills. This combination addresses the skills gap reported by employers, and aims to make graduates of this course highly employable.

Throughout the course, you will work on this balance of technical and soft skills, preparing for a rewarding career in management or consultancy roles within the IT industry. Business networking events, live projects and employer-led workshops all contribute to the career focus of this course,

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Key Information:

Course duration: 4-years
Study Mode: Full-time
Study Location: London Alperton Campus
London Elephant and Castle Campus

Course Level: 6
Award: BSc (Hons) Degree
Awarding Body: University of West London

Modules Studied

Foundation year (Level 3) modules:

  • Introduction to Computer Technology
  • Introduction to Software Development
  • Personalised Learning
  • Academic Performance
  • Introduction to Website Design and Development
  • Introduction to Computing Maths

Year one (Level 4) modules:

  • Business Accounting for Managers
  • Programming
  • Skills for IS Professionals
  • Developing Digital ID
  • Information Systems and Databases
  • The Business Environment

Year two (Level 5) modules:

  • Enterprise and Business Development
  • Managing Business operations
  • Rich Internet Applications
  • Network and Security
  • Digital Business
  • Group Project

Year three (Level 6) modules:

  • managing Information Systems Projects
  • Business Intelligence Technologies
  • Major Project
  • Business Strategy in Digital Environment
  • Social Enterprise

Start Date:

16th September 2019

Tuition Fees:

£9,250 per year

At LSST we welcome applicants from a wide range of backgrounds. If you have recently been in education or are returning after a long time, we would be more than happy to consider your application on an individual basis.

Application based on Previous qualifications:

If you are applying based on your previous qualifications, you will usually have achieved a minimum of 90 credits from a Level 3 qualification such as A Levels or BTECs

Mature learner 21+:

If you are applying as a mature learner (aged 21+) and do not have the above qualifications, you can apply via our assessment based entry and we will consider your prior experiences (work, voluntary, life and other experiences) that are relevant to the course.

You will be required to complete the following:

1.Provide a CV and Personal Statement

2.English Language Test (with a minimum 60% score, equivalent to IELTS 5.5)

3.Maths Test (Score 50%)

4.Complete a SAPE Assessment (Screening for Accreditation of Prior Experience)

5.Applicants will also be invited to attend an Interview

You will be assessed through written assignments, presentations and closed book written exams.

The assignment criteria are provided by the awarding body.

A Computing degree can open doors to many exciting and rewarding careers. Some of the most popular fields our graduates tend to move into include:

  • IT/ICT management
  • business strategy and planning
  • systems analysis and design
  • IT consultancy
  • social media management
  • IT/IS project management
  • web development
  • database design/administration
  • IT support (help desk)
  • data analytics