Informatics for Business BSc (Hons)

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


Our Informatics for Business degree course introduces you to the dynamic information technology and equip you with the skills and knowledge on how it is managed, and how business systems can be integrated to support an organisation.

This course provides modules that give you real-world experience and the option to undertake a work placement.

On completion, you will be equipped with a hybrid skill set, allowing you to pursue a number of different career pathways in a promising field of industry where business operations merge with information technologies.

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Mode of Study:



4 years

UCAS code:


Course details

In the beginning the course covers the fundamentals on computer systems and the application of information systems in organisation. You will learn how data is stored, retrieved and analysed to provide timely and relevant information for decision making in organisation.

There are group work elements where you work with your peers on projects allowing you to gain skill on project management, user centered design, and the importance of systems security.

In your final year you will have the opportunity to conduct research on information systems management, planning and delivery with support from your lecturers.

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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

    This course provides you with a possibility of a year-long industry work placement during your third year of study.

Popular modules

Year 1 

Compulsory modules: 

  • Information Systems in Organisations
  • Being Digital
  • Sonic culture
  • Introduction to Human Computer Interaction 
  • Modelling for Business
  • Practical Networks 1

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.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

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.



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.


English language requirements

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:
  • BN Nursing/MSc Nursing (Pre-registration) (Adult, Mental Health, Child, Learning Disabilities)
  • 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 £tba
England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Republic of Ireland £9,250 £tba
Overseas and EU £15,160 tba
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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