UWE Bristol - BSc Hons Business Computing

UWE Bristol

BSc Hons Business Computing

Develop an attractive mix of skills, a strong network and practical experience that will prepare you brilliantly for a career in computing, web, data analytics or marketing.

Why study business computing?

Businesses need good IT people - and that means people who understand the technology, but also how to apply it to real business challenges.

Web, programming and data analysis are all important strands. So is data analytics, with businesses increasingly using it for consumer research, marketing and social media.

Having a solid base of IT knowledge across all these areas, with a relevant mix of business skills thrown in, will put you in a strong position for current and emerging roles in the digital industry.

Why UWE Bristol?

BSc(Hons) Business Computing teaches you the fundamentals of computer science, with a particular focus on applying different technologies to the needs of businesses.

Gain core knowledge of programming, web development, databases and information systems, as well as technical skills in data manipulation and software design. Learn about data analytics, and specialise in aspects of marketing, business or advanced computer science topics. Develop broader skills employers value in IT professionals, from teamwork and leadership to problem-solving and project management.

Supported by UWE Bristol's engineering and computing partner employers, this course is strongly rooted in industry. Guest lecturers from businesses will regularly share their insights with you, and you'll have the chance to work on live briefs to apply what you learn to actual business scenarios. Depending on where you want to specialise, work placements are available in a choice of organisations.

Where can it take me?

As a graduate, you'll have a strong mix of computing and data analytics skills within a business environment.

This will put you in an excellent position for a wide range of IT-focused careers including business analyst, software developer, data analyst and marketing analyst, to name a few.

Entry Requirements

  • Tariff points: 112
  • GCSE: Grade C/4 in English Literature or Language and Mathematics, or equivalent. We do not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificate in Adult Numeracy and Literacy as alternatives to GCSEs.
  • English Language Requirement: International and EU applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component.
  • A-level subjects: No specific subjects required.

Career Prospects

You'll graduate with an attractive set of skills and knowledge, that will help you move into a wide range of IT roles including business analyst, software developer, data analyst, marketing analyst and many more.

Course Details

If you study on the four year (sandwich) course, you'll spend a year away from the University on a work placement after Year two.

You'll complete a placement learning module.

Year 1

IT Practice: Skills, Models and Methods
Information Technology
Business Applications
Understanding Organisations and People (Marketing, Events and Tourism)
Understanding Business and Financial Information (Business, International and Management).

Year 2

Data, Schemas and Applications
IT Practice: Collaborative Project
Foundation of Business Analytics.

Optional modules from
Object-Oriented Systems Development
Project Management
Integrated Marketing Communications
Advanced Topics in Web Development
Technical Writing and Editing.

Placement year

Final Year

Software Development Project or Information Systems Dissertation
Business Intelligence and Data Mining
Security Management in Practice
Ethical and Professional Issues in Computing and Digital Media
Sustainable Business and Computing.

One optional module
Entrepreneurial Skills
Digital Marketing Communication
Requirements Engineering
Professional Development.

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