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BSc in Information Systems and Management with Foundation Year

Programme Overview

The BSc Information Systems and Management with Foundation Year provides a perfect route to study for those who do not meet the entry requirements for direct entry to an undergraduate Information Systems and Management degree, who do not feel they are quite ready for an undergraduate degree, or who are returning to study after a significant break and need extra help and support.

The foundation year helps build confidence and provide skills to study successfully at undergraduate level. It also provides students with a strong foundation in the main subject area of Information Systems and Management.

Upon successful completion of the Foundation Year, students automatically progress to our three-year, full-time evening study BSc Information Systems and Management. The BSc focuses on key skills in Information Systems and Management, including information systems, business systems, management, economics, business, programming and systems analysis and design.

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Learning Outcomes

Foundation year:

  1. To provide students with the subject specific skills and knowledge required to study Information Systems and Management at undergraduate level.
  2. To provide students with the generic skills and knowledge required to study Information Systems and Management at undergraduate level.


  1. Demonstrate knowledge and competence in all core areas of Information Systems and Management, including, information systems, business administration systems, data structures, algorithms, economics, organisations and management theory and practice.
  2. Show a clear understanding of Information Systems and Management theory, through systematic research and evaluation of relevant sources.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of, and ability to work-within, professional codes of practice, and legal boundaries.
  4. Show clear evidence of the ability to produce high quality output to strict deadlines as both an individual and as part of a team.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to produce high level written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to plan and project manage all aspects of a significant project.
  7. Be able to think critically, logically analyse, and adapt as necessary.
  8. Demonstrate the ability to identify, formulate, and solve Information Systems and Management related problems using established processes and tools.

Entry requirements

48 UCAS Points. The UCAS tariff score is applicable to you if you have recently studied a qualification that has a UCAS tariff equivalence.

We welcome applicants without traditional entry qualifications as we base decisions on our own assessment of qualifications, knowledge and previous work experience. If you have no previous formal qualifications you will need to complete an admission test, which includes English and Mathematics components.

Applicants are expected to have GCSE grade C or new grade 4, or equivalent, in English and mathematics.


Up to four days a week (mixture of daytime and evening teaching). October - July.

Dates & timetables

See programme schedule in Downloads.

Term Dates

How to apply

All applications must be made through UCAS

Course content

The programme is 50% level 3 and 50% level 4.