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Information Technology for Business
September 2023 / September 2024
Full time: 3 years, or 4 years sandwich
Part time: up to 8 years
UCAS Tariff Points
Our Information Technology for Business course equips you with the range of skills you need to manage IT for a diverse job market, including;
- technical knowledge
- business understanding
- interpersonal skills
- project skills.
You will learn about programming, information systems, business and practical management skills. You will have access to excellent facilities and state-of-the-art technology.
You will hone key professional skills through;
- technical presentations
- team exercises
- mock assessment centre days.
In Year 3 you have the opportunity of a work placement, with a wide range of organizations. Many graduates go on to work for their placement employers. Students from Oxford Brookes University have obtained placements at the following companies, among many others;
- Procter & Gamble
How to apply
Wherever possible we make our conditional offers using the UCAS Tariff. The combination of A-level grades listed here would be just one way of achieving the UCAS Tariff points for this course.
UCAS Tariff Points: 112
A Level: BBC
IB Points: 30
Further offer details
We welcome applications from candidates with alternative qualifications, and from mature students.
Specific entry requirements
GCSE: grade 4/C minimum in Mathematics; grade 4/C minimum in English Language normally required
Please also see the University's general entry requirements.
English language requirements
Please see the University's standard English language requirements.
International qualifications and equivalences
English requirements for visas
If you need a student visa to enter the UK you will need to meet the UK Visas and Immigration minimum language requirements as well as the University's requirements. Find out more about English language requirements.
Pathways courses for international and EU students
If you do not meet the entry requirements for this degree, or if you would like more preparation before you start, you can take an international foundation course. Once you enrol, you will have a guaranteed pathway to this degree if you pass your foundation course with the required grades.
If you only need to meet the language requirements, you can take our pre-sessional English course. You will develop key language and study skills for academic success and you will not need to take an external language test to progress to your degree.
Terms and Conditions of Enrolment
When you accept our offer, you agree to the Terms and Conditions of Enrolment. You should therefore read those conditions before accepting the offer.
Many of our courses consider applications for entry part-way through the course for students who have credit from previous learning or relevant professional experience.
Find out more about transferring to Brookes. If you'd like to talk through your options, please contact our Admissions team.
Full time Home (UK) applicantsApply through UCAS
Part time Home (UK) applicantsApply direct to the University
International applicantsApply direct to the University
Full time international applicants can also apply through UCAS
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Please note tuition fees for Home students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Tuition fees for International students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.
Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning Home students at the maximum permitted level.
Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course are detailed below.
|Additional costs||Amount (£)|
|Travel and associated costs if relevant when undertaking work placements.||£30-700 per year|
If you are considering bringing your own computer, most of the software we use is on Windows machines though there is some use of Linux. We do not use Apple MacOS and their use is not required but some students do choose to bring MacOS machines so a Mac can be a viable choice if you so wish.
It’s your responsibility to cover print / binding costs where coursework submission is required. Please note that a lot of the coursework is now submitted online.
|You may choose to purchase books to support your studies. Many books on our reading lists are available via the Library, or can be purchased secondhand.||£20-60 per book|
Accommodation fees in Brookes Letting (most do not include bills)
|£94-265 per week|
Accommodation fees in university halls (bills included, excluding laundry costs)
|£122-180 per week|
Graduation costs include tickets, gowning and photography. Gowns are not compulsory but typically students do hire robes, starting at £41.
Students are responsible for their own travel to and from university for classes. BrookesBus travel is subsidised for full-time undergraduate students that are on a course with a fee of £9,250 or more, or living in an Oxford Brookes hall of residence. There is an administration fee for the production of a BrookesKey.
Funding your studies
Financial support and scholarships
Featured funding opportunities available for this course.
All financial support and scholarships
Learning and assessment
In Year 1 you will learn programming and information systems. You will also gain key business and practical management skills. These encourage your professional development and introduce you to key business, management and computing technology.
In Year 2 you will continue your studies in business and management. You will also study subjects which are key to working in IT management, including;
- business intelligence programming
- computer security
- database management.
In Year 3 you can take a work placement. We encourage professional working practices and we support you through our involvement with international companies.
Problem Solving and Programming
Digital Technology and Mathematics for Business
Networking and Multimedia
Professional Applications of Communication Theories
Exploring International Business & Management
Business Intelligence Programming
The Human Computer Interface
Web Application Development
Innovative Product Development
Foundations of Security
Management Information Systems
Year 3 (optional placement year)
Optional Work Placement Year
We encourage you to take the optional, supervised work placement in the computing industry for 12 months between Year 2 and your final year. You will need to apply for your placement position yourself; however you will be taught about how to apply for jobs effectively in a second year module, and we have a placements office with dedicated staff to provide information and advice to help you secure a placement. We maintain links with industry and most students who go on placement obtain their position through the Department. More and more students are finding that a placement benefits their final-year studies and career prospects. Possible placement organisations include IBM, Microsoft and PepsiCo. On returning to University for your final year, the experience you have gained will improve your academic performance. In addition, we have an excellent record of students gaining full-time employment on graduation, often with their industrial placement company or organisation.
Year 4 (or year 3 if no placement)
BSC Computing Project
Software Project Management
Cloud Computing & The Internet of Things
Business at the cutting edge
Communicating and Teaching Computer Science
Please note: As our courses are reviewed regularly as part of our quality assurance framework, the modules you can choose from may vary from that shown here. The structure of the course may also mean some modules are not available to you.
Learning and teaching
Our teaching methods include;
- practical activities
- problem-solving classes
- tutorial support.
We supplement these with materials produced by the relevant departments in the University.
You may be able to go on a European or international study exchange while you are at Brookes. Most exchanges take place in the second year. Although we will help as much as we can with your plans, ultimately you are responsible for organising and funding this study abroad.
After you graduate
Successful completion of this course will give you excellent employment prospects. The profile of students from this programme has been tailored to match the requirements of some of the biggest employers of IT graduates.
The combination of technical knowledge, business awareness, and interpersonal and project skills will make you especially well qualified for an increasingly diverse job market in managing IT applications.
A number of our students go on to work for companies involved in the course.
World-class research and superb links with industry come together to make Oxford Brookes one of the best places in the UK to study technology at postgraduate level, whatever your subject interest.
Our courses, taught by leading academics with active research programmes, are designed to meet the needs of modern industry. And our location in Oxford places us at the heart of one of Europe's biggest concentrations of high-tech businesses - opening up opportunities for research collaboration and employment.
Further information about our postgraduate courses at Oxford Brookes can be found here.
Free language courses
Free language courses are available to full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students on many of our courses, and can be taken as a credit on some courses.
Information from Discover Uni
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For more information, please visit our Changes to programmes page.