University of Westminster
Business Information Systems with Foundation BSc (Hons)
University of Westminster

Key Course Facts

Course Description

The foundation year in computer science offers an entry route for those students who do not have the required entry requirements for all three-year degree pathways in the department of computer science. Successful completion of the foundation year enables an automatic progression onto the first year of any of: BSc Computer Science, BEng Software Engineering, BSc Digital Media Development, BSc Business Information Systems and BSc Computer Games Development and students who progress to the 3-year degrees via this foundation year route have traditionally performed very well. The foundation year route may also be of interest if you do not feel ready to start the first year of an undergraduate course, perhaps because you have been out of education for some time or you feel your current qualifications will not equip you to attempt a 3-year undergraduate computing course directly. This course will give you a clear perspective of the current nature and practice of business information systems. In Year 1 you will be introduced to the main fundamental concepts and in Year 2 and Year 3 you will follow the specialist themes which interest you the most. You will take some modules offered by Westminster Business School. This course develops your understanding of the business challenges of an enterprise, and your ability to conceive and manage solutions which are increasingly ICT-dependent. You will integrate your skills of problem solving and information systems modelling with your knowledge of business processes and environments. You will be able to consult on, support or develop the technological platforms of an enterprise to achieve competitive advantage, building a career in roles ranging from systems developer to business manager.

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

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 22 graduates of Business Information Systems with Foundation BSc (Hons) at University of Westminster for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Business Information Systems.

Overall student satisfaction
71 /100
22 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students


Salary of Graduates of Business Information Systems with Foundation BSc (Hons) at University of Westminster

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Business Information Systems with Foundation 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 £29000 £23500 £29500
25-75 percentile range £23000 - £31000 £18500 - £31000 £21500 - £40000

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Business Information Systems with Foundation, BSc (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

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Level 6

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 Business Information Systems with Foundation BSc (Hons) at University of Westminster

43% Information Technology Professionals
10% Sales occupations
9% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
8% Managers, directors and senior officials
5% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
5% Business and public service associate professionals
4% Process, plant and machine operatives
3% Secretarial and related occupations
3% Finance Professionals
1% Web and Multimedia Design Professionals

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

64 - 80 UCAS Tariff points from the Access course

64 to 80 UCAS Tariff points to include IB grade 4 HL English and grade 4 Maths

We also welcome applications from students who are taking a combinations of qualifications listed above. For further information, please contact Course Enquiries.

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 5 5.5 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each component

If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS of 5.5 overall, with 5.5 in each component.
Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Business Information Systems with Foundation, BSc (Hons).


Tuition Fees Business Information Systems with Foundation BSc (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
EU £14400 year 1
International £14400 year 1

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:

  • Foundation

University Rankings

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About University of Westminster

The University of Westminster is a publicly funded research university located in London, England. Beginning its existence as a polytechnic institute in 1838, it only became an officially recognized university much later, in 1992. Westminster’s primary campus can be found on Regent Street of central London, with its secondary campuses being in the districts of Fitzrovia, Marylebone and Harrow.

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Where is this programme taught

Cavendish Campus
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Main Site - 115 New Cavendish Street
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