Informatics for Business BSc (Hons)

The Informatics for Business course offers students an exciting and dynamic blend of computing and management modules


Discover the power of dynamic information technology and unlock endless possibilities for your future career with our cutting-edge course. Designed to equip you with the essential skills and knowledge, you'll delve into the intricacies of IT management and learn how to seamlessly integrate business systems to support organisations.

Upon completion, you'll emerge with a unique hybrid skill set that opens doors to a multitude of exciting career pathways in the ever-promising field where business operations seamlessly merge with information technologies.

Prepare to embark on a journey that propels your professional growth and positions you at the forefront of innovation and success. Don't miss out on this opportunity to shape your future in a rapidly evolving industry!

This course is advanced entry only from Year 2, depending on your previous experience and qualifications.

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Mode of Study:



4 years

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Course details

Prepare for a remarkable transition into the professional realm with our unwavering commitment to your success. Our dedicated Student Futures team is here to provide you with unparalleled support and invaluable development opportunities, ensuring you thrive in the work environment.

Engage in a range of enriching activities tailored to boost your employability and equip you with the necessary tools for a thriving career in your chosen field. Immerse yourself in interactive workshops, tap into the expertise of our CV checkers to fine-tune your application materials, and explore exciting placement opportunities that bridge the gap between theory and practice.

By choosing our program, you'll receive comprehensive support that goes beyond the classroom, empowering you to confidently navigate the professional landscape and embark on a successful career journey. Don't miss out on this unparalleled chance to shape your future and set yourself apart in the competitive job market.

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    How you’ll be taught

    Teaching methods includes lectures, practical activities, tutorials, seminars, group work and guided independent learning.
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    Assessment methods include: seen and unseen examination, coursework, group and individual presentations.
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    Work placement

    A year long Work Based Learning module is available for this programme which can be undertaken in 3rd year which consists of 60 credits.

    In 2nd year, students attend timetabled Placement Preparation sessions which provides comprehensive information about sourcing a placement, tips for enhancing CVs, cover letters and interview preparation. A Student Futures Placement Coordinator is available to support students with their placement applications and approving placements as part of the course. Whilst on placement, students undertake work-related assessments alongside gaining valuable work experience. If this option is chosen, the course duration will be extended by one trimester.

    If students are not undertaking the yearlong placement, then there is a Group Project or the Professional Internship Module in Year 3 (one trimester) which gives students the opportunity to complete a project for an external client.

    Find out more about Computing Placements here.

Popular modules

Year 2 

Compulsory modules: 

  • Business Systems Analysis and Design 
  • Database Systems
  • Operating Systems
  • Web Development for Information Management
  • Information Interaction

Optional modules: 

  • Accounting Information System
  • Software Engineering Methods
  • Mobile Applications Development
  • Achieving Sustainability: a better world is possible

Year 3

Compulsory modules: 

  • User-Centred Organisational systems.
  • IT Service Management
  • Project Management for Information Systems
  • Digital Business Environment
  • Group project
  • Computing in contemporary Society

Year 4 

Compulsory modules:

  • Honours Project
  • Business Intelligence and reporting  
  • Knowledge Management 
  • Information Strategy
  • Information and Knowledge Organisation


Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

Full information is available in our disclaimer.

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Entry requirements

What are the entry requirements for Informatics for Business?

Our entry requirements indicate both Standard and Minimum qualifications with which we normally accept students. Competition for places varies from year to year and you aren't guaranteed a place if you meet the minimum qualifications.

Can you go straight into second year of university?

Advanced entry into Year 2 or Year 3 of this course is possible for students with suitable qualifications. See the individual year tabs for more information.

Can I make an appointment with an advisor to discuss further about the admission process?

If you want to get more information on the admission process, please get in touch with the undergraduate admissions team by submitting an enquiry form above.


Minimum Year 2


  • HNC – Pass HNC with B in the graded unit in a relevant subject* for year 2 entry.
  • *HNC Information Technology/HNC Admin & IT/HNC Business with IT/HNC Computing/HNC Technologies in Business.


  • SQA Advanced Higher BBC OR BB + SQA Higher BB


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Level 3 Extended Diploma with DDD in a related subject for year 2


Minimum Year 3


  • HND - Pass in HND in Information Technology, Computer Science, Technologies in Business, Admin & IT, Business with IT, Business with grade B at SCQF Level 8 in the graded units.
  • Other HND qualifications may be considered, please contact for advice.


If your first language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English language test and our minimum English language requirements will apply.

This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications in English. Check our country pages to find out if this applies to you
We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.
Entry requirements by country

Please note that international students are unable to enrol onto the following courses:
  • BM Midwifery/MM Midwifery
  • All Graduate Apprenticeship courses.

See who can apply for more information on Graduate Apprenticeship courses.

We’re committed to admitting students who have the potential to succeed and benefit from our programmes of study. 

Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures, and how we use the information you provide us in your application to inform the decisions we make.

Undergraduate admissions policies
Postgraduate admissions policies

Fees & funding

The course fees you'll pay and the funding available to you will depend on a number of factors including your nationality, location, personal circumstances and the course you are studying. We also have a number of bursaries and scholarships available to our students.

Tuition fees
Students from 2023/24 2024/25
Scotland £1,820 £1,820
England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Republic of Ireland £9,250 £9,250
Overseas and EU £15,160 £16,680
Students from England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Republic of Ireland will be invoiced the tuition fees for 3 years of their 4 years of study. The University offers a range of attractive Tuition Fee bursaries to students resident in specific countries. More information on these can be found here.
Please note tuition fees are subject to an annual review and may increase from one year to the next. For more information on this and other Tuition Fee matters please see Frequently Asked Questions about Fees Click this link for Information of Bursaries and Scholarships
If additional compulsory costs other than the tuition fees are applicable, these will be detailed in the course details.
Please note that the tuition fees liable to be paid by EU nationals commencing their studies from 1 August 2021 will be the Overseas fee rate. The University offers a range of attractive Tuition Fee bursaries to students resident in specific countries. More information on these can be found here.

Frequently Asked Questions about Fees
Information of Bursaries and Scholarships


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With a BSc Informatics for Business qualification, your career opportunities will include:

  • Project/Program Manager
  • Digital Service Manager
  • Business Analyst
  • System Analyst
  • Digital Marketer
  • User Needs Analyst and Usability Tester
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