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Bradford College

BSc (Hons) Information Systems Management (with Foundation Year)

Qualification Gained
BSc (Hons) Information Systems Management with Foundation Year (awarded by the University of Bolton)
Study Level
University, Level 6
4 years Full-time
Start Date
September 2023
Study Mode
Advanced Technology Centre


Study Information Systems Management with us, this 4 year course includes a full-time 1 year foundation year.

Modern organisations rely upon good information systems in order to survive in the global competitive business environment. This degree is for graduates who have an interest in business, information systems and management and want to pursue roles and drive digital transformation in organisations.

Students completing the programme will have the knowledge, understanding and expertise to enter employment is various roles ranging from IT Consultancy, artificial intelligence, data analyst, business analysis, product owners (agile). It equips students with skills that are in high demand from industry for a career working with software information systems, information technology, building software to a specification to provide IT business solutions and help organisation with their digital transformation strategies and plans. A range of transferable skills including team working, communication, critical thinking, critical analysis, synthesis, presentation and problem-solving will prove vital when it comes to securing employment.

  Key Info

The Foundation Year will develop your fundamental computing knowledge and basic academic study skills to prepare you for progression to the rest of the programme.

You will learn contemporary approaches, study aspects of information systems, digital transformations, digital future, and strategic management. This course has been developed in close consultation with industry practitioners.

You will learn how to plan, manage, and develop software whilst adopting an academic and rigorous approach which will support you throughout your career.  You will learn how to critically evaluate computer systems and applied technologies, providing solutions to system problems based on sound analysis and design.

The course uses a wide range of learning methods with a focus on practical workshops, use of problem-based exercises and relevant scenarios aid this process. You will learn via scheduled time in lectures and tutorials on campus. You will have access to a virtual learning environment which provides online access to lectures notes, assignments, suggested reading and other course information. These are designed to allow you to develop your skills and knowledge in a supportive environment.

Additionally, although contact hours are tutor and group-based, independent learning is increasingly developed throughout the course, and actively encouraged for your personal development.

Level 3:

  • Problem Solving
  • Computer in Society
  • Academic Skills for IT
  • Design and Modelling
  • Digital Security
  • Information Systems

Level 4:

  • Academic Studies
  • Effective Software Engineering Principles
  • Software Service Delivery
  • Programming
  • Database Design and Development
  • Management of IT

Level 5:

  • Application Development
  • Business Systems Analysis
  • Cloud Concept(AWS)
  • Project Management
  • Data Management
  • Artificial Intelligence

Level 6:

  • Business Intelligence and Data Analytics
  • Information Systems Security
  • IT Consultancy
  • Professional Development
  • Final Year Project

Entry to this course requires 48 UCAS Tariff points and GCSEs at a grade C/4-5 or above in English and Maths, or equivalent.

Applicants with non-standard qualifications and/or proven relevant experience in the computing industry are welcomed but may be required to attend a one-to-one interview with a member of the programme team and/or provide a portfolio of work.


Assessment is centred on practical assessment as well as written exams and coursework.

You can enhance your employability and gain experience by undertaking short optional volunteering/optional work placement which you are responsible for securing throughout your course. We have external speakers who are able to give first hand accounts of how latest computing innovations are used in industry.

You will have the opportunity to work on some projects assigned by real live clients and gain an insight into the practices of analysis, design, and implementation. The Final Year Project will be the culmination of your degree and be showcased to external employers in a Final Open Day.

Graduating from this course will provide further paths to go into employment, postgraduate studies such as an MSc or even a PhD. There are professional online vendor qualifications that can be taken at your own pace with AWS, BCS British Computer Society, IIBA and APM.

The programme provides flexibility for graduates to be employed in a variety of areas in computing, for example, programmer, analyst, data scientist, web developer, IT business analysts, systems analyst, database administration and project management, IT Consultancy, Product Owners (Agile).

Full-time: £9,000 per year.

This is representative of the most common fees scenario, but actual fees can vary depending on a number of factors. Please contact us if you need more guidance.

Disclaimer: Our prospectus, college documents and website are simply here to offer a guide. We accept no liability for any inaccurate statements and are not responsible for any negative outcomes if you rely on an inaccurate statement. We reserve the right to withdraw any programmes or service at any time.

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This course is delivered in partnership with
Access Group
AWS Academy
Exa Networks
Future Transformation
Hippo Digital