The University of Buckingham
Business Management with Applied Computing BSc (Hons)
The University of Buckingham

Key Course Facts

Salary

Salary of Graduates in Computer Science

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of 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 £30000 £26500 £40000
25-75 percentile range £28000 - £30000 £20500 - £33000 £31000 - £54500


Salary of all UK Graduates of Computer Science

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £27494 £24894 £29283
25-75 percentile range £23330 - £33151 £18557 - £32673 £21434 - £39962

Course Description

The University of Buckingham is:

  • Home of the two-year degree, the University of Buckingham, based in the South East of England, is ranked 6th for Student Satisfaction in the UK (National Student Survey, 2020).
  • We are proudly independent and not-for-profit, and offer courses in Allied Health, Business, Computing, Education, Humanities, Law, Medicine, Psychology and Security and Intelligence. We are one of the few universities in the UK that offer September and January start dates for almost all of our courses.
  • Based in Buckingham on a riverside campus, we are only 20 minutes’ from Milton Keynes central station and a short drive from Bicester, Aylesbury, Banbury and Northampton. There is free parking on-site and we are within easy reach of London and Oxford.
  • Our award-winning small class tutorials ensure every student is known by name and supported throughout their studies, including by dedicated personal tutors.
  • As pioneers of the two-year degree, we offer a condensed version of the traditional three-year degree, meaning you can gain a full honours degree and complete your studies a whole year earlier. Alternatively, you can complete both your undergraduate and master’s degree with us in just three years: saving you time and money.

Business, industry and commerce require a supply of graduates who are able to appreciate where and how information systems can be effective, and to help with their design, procurement, management and use. Such graduates need a sound background in information systems, with knowledge and skills in the use of current technology, techniques and tools. Also, to make an effective contribution, they need to appreciate the impact that such systems can have on business efficiency, organisational and management structure, and competitiveness. They must understand the range of resource management techniques available and have the skills to implement such techniques in a wide range of business contexts.

By combining core Business Management modules with a range of relevant Applied Computing modules, the programme is uniquely designed to produce business graduates with a sound knowledge and understanding of how technology can be applied to problems in such areas as management, administration, industrial automation, large-scale manufacturing, resource allocation, retail and service industries, aerospace, education and health care.

Particular emphasis is placed on the fundamentals of the underlying technologies that support the development of computer-based information systems, so that students are able to cope with the rapid advances in this field.

Students are equipped to become innovative Information Systems designers with career opportunities in business, industry and commerce.

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

Required skill level of job after 15 months

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

Example below based on all graduates of Business Management with Applied Computing BSc (Hons) at The University of Buckingham

65% Managers, directors and senior officials
20% Engineering professionals
5% Finance Professionals
5% Administrative occupations
0% Business and public service associate professionals

Teaching is carried out through a combination of lectures supported by seminars and tutorials. A key feature of the Buckingham teaching method is the use of small tutorial groups which provide the most effective means of ensuring that the students benefit from the academic expertise at their disposal. It is also the philosophy of Buckingham’s faculty to be available to students outside the scheduled tutorial times and to encourage good working relationships between staff and students. The assessment of individual modules within each course varies according to the subject. Assessment is usually by examination, assessed coursework, or a combination of the two.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Business Studies

Qualification requirements

Scottish Higher qualifications are considered on an individual basis

Applications to Buckingham are individually considered by the Admissions Team and other factors may be taken in to account. Applicants with BTEC qualifications are welcome to apply, including if you have a mix of BTEC and A levels. An EPQ will be considered alongside A levels. Foundation options are also available. Please contact the Admissions Office ([email protected] or +44 (0)1280 820313) for more information. Applicants must also have GCSE English and Maths at Grade C / Grade 4, or above (or equivalent). IELTS requirements are as follows: (Academic) 6.5 Average of 6.5 (with 6.0 or above in each component).

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 6.5

Average of 6.5 (with 6.0 or above in each component)

With staff and students from over 90 countries around the world, the University enjoys a wonderful and culturally diverse atmosphere. We provide support for students from outside the UK including: assistance with visa application and renewal; guaranteed accommodation in halls of residence; and a personal tutor to support your academic studies. Academic staff are available to help and advise, and operate an open-door policy. We have the best staff to student ratio of any university in the UK. Our students have formed a number of overseas clubs, and there is a sports and social programme each term to ensure you enjoy your time with us. Our idyllic setting between Oxford and Milton Keynes offers access to a range of cultural and social activities and Bicester Village, the renowned shopping outlet is a short bus ride away. English Language requirements: it is very important that your English level is of a good standard for you to be successful in your studies. All applicants must achieve specific requirements in all four components (listening, reading, speaking and writing). Please check our website for more details of the undergraduate or postgraduate language requirements for your course. https://www.buckingham.ac.uk/international/english-language-requirements/

The University would like to encourage students – both undergraduates and postgraduates – to come to Buckingham regardless of their financial circumstances. The bursaries and scholarships we offer are awarded on merit and/or on financial need. You may only accept one University award. All awards are subject to your meeting the University’s academic entry requirements and abiding by the University’s rules and regulations. To be eligible to apply for a scholarship you will need to have been offered a place to study at Buckingham. For details of our current range of scholarships and bursaries please see our website: https://www.buckingham.ac.uk/admissions/scholarships

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Business Management with Applied Computing, BSc (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

Costs

Tuition Fees Business Management with Applied Computing BSc (Hons)

England UK £27750
Northern Ireland £27750
Scotland £27750
Wales £27750
Channel Islands £27750
EU £44400
International £44400
Ireland £44400

Average student cost of living in the UK

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, 2025

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 The University of Buckingham in top UK and global rankings.

See all 6 university rankings of The University of Buckingham

About The University of Buckingham

Founded in 1976, The University of Buckingham is a private higher education institution located in the market town of Buckingham, in South East England. The area around the campus is populated with coffee shops, pubs, vintage stores, and restaurants so students will have plenty to do in their down time. University College Buckingham, as it was originally named, was the first private university in the UK, and has produced a series of successful CEOs, politicians, and even playwrights.

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Student composition of The University of Buckingham

undergraduates:
1575
postgraduates:
915
Total:
2490
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