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Business Information Technology (including foundation year) - BSc (Hons)

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Why study this course?

Our Business Information Technology (including foundation year) BSc (Hons) degree has a built-in foundation year, designed to teach you the core principles of computing and information technology. This preparatory year will give you the skills and experience needed to complete the following three years of your course.

You’ll learn to critically evaluate the role of computer-based systems in business. This career-focused course is accredited by the British Computer Society. You’ll graduate fully prepared to enter the ever-expanding IT industry.

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More about this course

This four-year degree starts with a foundation year to help you develop an understanding of computing and information systems before going into more specialist study. The course offers a structured pathway if you don’t have the traditional qualifications needed to start a standard three-year undergraduate degree. You’ll be supported by our dedicated staff who will help you discover your academic strengths, build your confidence and prepare you for the subsequent three years of study.

As you progress through the course you’ll acquire skills in cloud security, database development, computer hardware, ethical hacking and digital crime investigation.

The foundation year on this course is shared with a number of other business and IT-related foundation year degrees, so in Year 0 you’ll get to study alongside other students interested in other specialisms.

You’ll graduate with a full undergraduate degree with the same title and award as those study our three-year Business Information Technology BSc (Hons) degree.


You’ll be assessed through essays, reports, exams, individual and group work, projects, presentations and a dissertation in your final year. You’ll receive regular feedback and be supported throughout the course.

Professional accreditation

This course is accredited as fully meeting the educational requirement for Chartered IT Professional (CITP) registration.

On graduating, you'll be eligible to apply for Membership of the British Computer Society (MBCS).

Fees and key information

Course type
UCAS code G511
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Entry requirements

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:

  • at least one A level (or a minimum of 32 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC Subsidiary/National/BTEC Extended Diploma)
  • English Language and Mathematics GCSE at grade C/grade 4 or above (or equivalent)

To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Tier 4 student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.

Modular structure

Example Year 0 modules include:

  • Cyber Security Fundamentals
  • Introduction to Robotics and Internet of Things
  • Mathematics
  • Programming

Example Year 1 modules include:

  • Computer Hardware and Software Architectures
  • Fundamentals of Computing
  • Introduction to Information Systems
  • Logic and Problem Solving
  • Visual Programming

Example Year 2 modules include:

  • An Introduction to Networks and Operating Systems
  • Data Science for Business
  • Databases and Web-based Information Systems
  • Professional Issues, Ethics and Computer Law
  • Project Management, Systems Development and Usability
  • Risk, Crisis and Security Management

Example Year 3 modules include:

  • Advanced Database Systems Development
  • Ecommerce & Ebusiness
  • Project
  • Creating a Winning Business 2
  • Work Related Learning II
  • Ethical Hacking
  • Management Support Systems

After the course

As most corporations rely on well organised IT management you'll be able to find work in a large variety of areas. You could find employment as an Application Analyst, Cyber Security Analyst, Data Analyst, Data Scientist, Database Administrator, Information Systems Manager, IT Consultant, Software Engineer or a Systems Analyst.

You could also choose to continue your studies at postgraduate level to become an adviser in cyber security.

What is a degree with foundation year?

This is a four-year degree course with a built-in foundation year (Year 0). It's the perfect route into university if you don't meet the necessary entry requirements for the standard undergraduate degree. You'll graduate with a full undergraduate degree with the same title and award as those who studied the three-year course.

Additional costs

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things such as equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.

Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.

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How to apply

Apply to us for September 2019

Applying for a full-time undergraduate degree starting this September is quick and easy – simply call our Clearing hotline on or complete our online Clearing application form.

UK/EU applicants for September full-time entry must apply via UCAS unless specified otherwise.

Applicants for September part-time entry should apply direct to the University using the online application.

Non-UK and EU applicants for September entry may apply via UCAS, but may also apply directly to the University via the apply online button.

When to apply

The University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) accepts applications for full-time courses starting in September from one year before the start of the course.

Our UCAS institution code is L68.

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