Birkbeck, University of London
Information Systems and Management BSc (Hons)
Birkbeck, University of London

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Our BSc Information Systems and Management will equip you with the skills to apply information systems to the problems encountered in management. It covers the design, implementation and operation of information systems together with the practice and theory of management.

Accredited by the British Computer Society, this course provides an opportunity to gain theoretical knowledge and practical skills in both computing and management, striking a balance between the underlying theories and the current techniques relevant to the marketplace.

The programme aims to produce graduates who, with appropriate experience, will become hybrid managers (i.e. managers/information systems analysts/computer scientists), well versed in the tools, techniques, approaches and philosophies necessary for the successful introduction of complex information and communication technologies in today's fast-changing world.

Highlights

  • The Department of Computer Science and Information Systems at Birkbeck is one of the longest-established computing departments in the UK; we celebrate our 65th anniversary in 2022. We provide a stimulating teaching and research environment for both part-time and full-time students.

  • In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF), more than 75% of our research outputs in Computer Science were ranked world-leading or internationally excellent.

  • We have four modern computing laboratories in the Department, with a total of 133 workstations. The labs have projection facilities and are air-conditioned. Our wide range of software runs on a number of platforms including Unix, Windows and Linux. The local area network is a switched gigabit/10gigabit ethernet. The Department and College computers are connected to the JANET academic network. Departmental computer services and networks are managed and supported by the Department's Systems Group.

Accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT for the purposes of partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional.

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 9 graduates of Information Systems and Management BSc (Hons) at Birkbeck, University of London for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Information Systems.

Overall student satisfaction
77 /100
9 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

Salary of Graduates of Information Systems and Management BSc (Hons) at Birkbeck, University of London

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Information Systems and Management BSc (Hons) at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £28000 £30500 £34000
25-75 percentile range £21000 - £37000 £22500 - £37500 £14000 - £50500


Salary of all UK Graduates of Information Systems

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £26574 £26585 £30352
25-75 percentile range £21346 - £32675 £19523 - £34848 £21757 - £41752

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Required skill level of job after 15 months

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Information Systems and Management BSc (Hons) at Birkbeck, University of London

20% Administrative occupations
15% Managers, directors and senior officials
15% Business and public service associate professionals
10% Finance Professionals
5% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
5% Teaching Professionals
5% Information Technology Professionals
5% Media Professionals
0% Engineering professionals
0% Business and Financial Project Management Professionals

Grading & Study Time

Assessment Methods

Study Time Distribution



A combination of coursework, in-class tests and examinations.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

The UCAS tariff score is applicable to you if you have recently studied a qualification that has a UCAS tariff equivalence. UCAS provides a tariff calculator for you to work out what your qualification is worth within the UCAS tariff.

Qualification requirements

Access to Higher Education Diploma with a minimum of 15 credits achieved at Merit or Distinction in computing or business units.

We welcome applicants without traditional entry qualifications as we base decisions on our own assessment of qualifications, knowledge and previous work experience. We may waive formal entry requirements based on judgement of academic potential. FOUNDATION YEAR DEGREES If you need extra support before starting an undergraduate degree, we offer a BSc Information Systems and Management with Foundation Year degree, which provides an extra year of supported study. This is an ideal route if you are returning to study after a gap, or if you have not previously studied this subject, or if you did not achieve the grades you need for a place on this degree. Once you successfully complete the Foundation Year, you will automatically advance onto the main degree. ALTERNATIVE ENTRY ROUTES Entry routes are available through the Certificate of Higher Education in Information Technology and in Higher Education Introductory Studies (Business pathway).

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • Mphil / PhD

If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-
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Costs

Tuition Fees Information Systems and Management BSc (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
International £14560 year 1

Additional fee information

Students are charged a tuition fee in each year of their programme. Tuition fees for students continuing on their programme in following years may be subject to annual inflationary increases.

Average student cost of living in London

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of Birkbeck, University of London in top UK and global rankings.

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What students say about studying Information Systems in the UK?

  • MIS Career Paths Part 1
  • Day in the life of a Management Information Systems Major

About Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London (BBK) was established in 1823, and takes a different stance towards admissions than many other universities. Applicants are encouraged by BKK to apply even if they don’t possess the traditional qualifications normally required, as applications here are also considered based on an assessment of your knowledge on the subject, and any work experience you might have. Being located in the very centre of London, students will have all the advantages of the city’s public transport connections, as well as the chance to live in such a diverse and vibrant city with all that it offers.

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Where is this programme taught

Birkbeck College - Bloomsbury Campus
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Main Site - Malet Street
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