BSc Computing and Information Systems awarded by the University of London at Bournville College

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BSc Computing and Information Systems awarded by the University of London at Bournville College


BSc Computing and Information Systems is a 3 years full time course.


BSc Computing and Information Systems aims to give you a wide appreciation of the subject, rather than just an understanding of existing commercial approaches, so that your knowledge can evolve and adapt to meet contemporary needs. You will develop skills in:

  • various aspects of programming
  • computer systems development and project management
  • design of database management systems, e-commerce, computer security and information systems management

This degree is for you if you want to learn how to develop systems that can grow to meet new and changing needs in modern business environments and in arts, media and cultural applications. It also provides a route to a variety of higher degrees in the computing and information systems sector.

BSc Computing and Information Systems is taught at our state-of-the-art campus in Longbridge. Due to the location of the campus the College has strong transport links with, Birmingham, Solihull, Sutton Coldfield, Warwick, Coventry and other surrounding areas.


The degree consists of 12 modules over 3 years:

Modules to be covered in first year of BSc Computing and Information Systems

  • Mathematics for computing
  • Information systems: foundations of e-business
  • Introduction to Java and object-oriented programming
  • Introduction to computing and the Internet

You may cover some of the following modules in the second & third year

  • Database systems
  • Data communications and enterprise networking
  • Neural networks software engineering management
  • Information systems management
  • Decision support and executive information systems
  • Electronic commerce
  • Data compression
  • Computer security

Teaching Methods

Class based learning, tutorials, workshops and seminars.


  • Online resources including examiners' reports and past exam papers, the student handbook, regulations, course information sheets, reading lists, a ‘news and notices’ section. It also contains the first four chapters of subject guides for most courses. On registering you will also gain access to the Virtual Learning Environment.
  • Online Library giving access to, JSTOR, ABI/INFORM, Academic Search Premier and Business Source Premier.


Each unit is assessed by unseen written examination and coursework. A project must also be taken to complete the BSc degree.

Qualification Gained

BSc Computing and Information Systems

Classification: Undergraduate degrees are awarded with First Class Honours, Upper Second Class Honours, Lower Second Class Honours or Third Class Honours. If you do not qualify for Honours, you may be awarded a pass qualification.

Opportunities for Progression

The programme has been developed by academics within the Department of Computing at Goldsmiths. The Department is a leading centre in the UK for the study of Arts and Music Computing, Cognitive Computing and Artificial Intelligence, and Computer Science. Academic staff are leaders and partners on a variety of research projects. This degree will prepare you for a variety of careers, including Systems Analyst, Systems Designer, Application Programmer and IT Consultant.

Entry Requirements

You will require either:
Two subjects at GCE ‘A’ level, plus at least three further subjects at GCSE / GCE ‘O’ level at Grade C or above or three subjects at GCE ‘A’ level (with one ‘A’ level at not less than grade D).
Three subjects at GCE ‘A’ level and two further subjects at GCSE/GCE ‘O’ level at Grade C or above.
Two subjects at GCE ‘A’ level, plus two further subjects at GCE ‘AS’ level and demonstrate competence in Mathematics at least equivalent to GCSE/GCE ‘O’ level at Grade C or above.

Provide proof of competence in English which is acceptable to the University.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) when an overall score of at least 6 is achieved with a minimum of 5.5 in each sub-test.

Note: We accept many other qualifications, both from the UK and overseas, as satisfying our entrance requirements.

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As a higher education student living in England, you can apply for a Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) if you have a:

  • disability
  • long-term health condition
  • mental health condition
  • specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia

This should be applied for at the earliest opportunity so that you are aware of the level of support available to you before the start of your course.

For further guidance please call our Inclusive Learning Team on 0121 477 1750 or visit


If you’re enrolling on a higher education course, you can apply for a higher education loan to cover your tuition fees and help towards your living costs.

For Further Information

The BSc in Computing and Information Systems at Bournville College is available to Home or International students.  Please contact James Hannon in the International Office on +44 (0) 121 477 1600 or email [email protected]


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