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Year of Entry 2019/20
BSc (Honours)

Business and Information and Communications Technology

Course in clearing
Full-time Computing

Combine business acumen with technological expertise to prepare for your career in management.


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Apply for a place on this course starting in 2019. Call us on now 0330 024 6390.

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Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
International: £13,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
How long will I study? 3 / 4 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 80 UCAS points through Clearing
What is the UCAS code? NJ19
When do I start? September 2019
Placement available? Yes

Course summary

  • Learn the essential skills of business management and the role of IT.
  • Study on a course that consistently receives excellent ratings in the National Student Survey.
  • Increase your employability through industrial placements.
  • Experience a strong sense of community and outreach through various student led social initiatives.
  • Have the opportunity to work abroadErasmus funding is available for European placements.

You will develop a solid background in the commercial applications of technology and gain good general business skills, enabling you to pursue a broad choice of careers. You will be equipped with the knowledge to undertake professional accreditations such as PRINCE2 (Project Management) or ITIL (ServiceManagement).

Student view

Watch student Alex Charnley talk about what it’s like to study this course.

How you learn

Watch course leader Vishal Parikh talk about this course.

You experience and engage in a variety of activities as you progress through the course. We have designed a balanced mix of these activities to help you with the knowledge, understanding and skills we have outlined above, as you develop as a business and ICT student and enhance your employability.

You learn through

  • lectures, tutorials and seminars
  • work-based learning projects, peer mentoring events and employability fairs
  • group and individual coursework involving written and verbal communication activities, problem-solving activities and information-gathering activities (including desk-based or field research)
  • continuous reflection on your personal and professional development
  • independent study

There are opportunities to study abroad at one of our partner universities with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus programme.

Course leaders and tutors

Vishal Parikh
Vishal Parikh
Senior Lecturer in Information Systems and Data Management

Vishal is a senior lecturer in Information Systems, and teaching on both undergraduate and postgraduate courses run by the Department of Computing. He is also a Fina … Read more

Applied learning

Work placements

You will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your second and third years. We highly recommend a placement year as it helps your personal and professional development through real-world experience, and enhances your career prospects on graduation. Be it a local, national or international industrial placement, you get personal and pastoral support from your allocated tutor during your placement year.

Previous students have taken placements with various organisations ranging from small and medium-sized enterprises to large multinational corporations including IBM, BMW, Boeing, DHL, Intel, Xerox, Bentley and Texas Instruments.

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Future careers

You graduate from this course a technically literate business professional. You will be able to appreciate not just the issues of business management or impact of information and communication technology, but also the opportunities and methods of implementation offered. The hybrid curriculum of the course, combined with an optional industrial placement, opens doors for you into any industry or sector.

This course prepares you for careers such as

  • business analyst roles
  • project management roles
  • pre-sales (strategy)
  • general business administration (marketing, finance, human resources)
  • IT consultancy

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for

  • Plusnet
  • Xerox
  • Accenture
  • IBM
  • Fujitsu
  • BT
  • Babcock
  • Ford
  • BMW

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus

City Campus

City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Location

Howard Street
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S1 1WB

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Entry requirements

All students

GCSE Maths and GCSE English at grade C or 4.

80 UCAS points, including 56 points from two A levels or equivalent, or an alternative qualification such as an Access course.

If you don't meet these criteria you may be qualified for our BSc Business and Information and Communications Technology with Foundation Year.

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19

You can take an optional placement in year three.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Employability And Work Based Learning Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Information Analysis Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Information Systems Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Introduction To Ict Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Module: Managing And Understanding Customers Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Understanding Organisations Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Databases For Business Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Entrepreneurial Theory And Practice 2 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: It Infrastructure And Emerging Technologies Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Managing For Performance Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Business Analysis For Enterprise Systems Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Digital Marketing Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Information Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Managing Business Finance Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam

Year 3

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Placement Year Credits: -

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Developing Strategies For Change Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Entrepreneurial Theory And Practice 3 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Professional Practice Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Applied Business Intelligence Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Contemporary Developments In Employee Relations And Employment Law Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Dissertation Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Innovative Multimedia Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Knowledge Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Marketing Planning And Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Module: Strategic Communication In Organisations Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2019/20 is £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £13,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

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Financial support for home/EU students

How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Computing courses (PDF)

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