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Undergraduate BSc (Hons)

Business Information Technology

Combine expertise from the School of Computing and Kent Business School to start your journey to a well paid career.
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2024

Course overview

Business increasingly takes place in digital spaces. This degree gives you the skills you need to apply computing knowledge to areas typically found in business such as e-commerce, information systems and computer consultancy.  

Business and commerce need a skilled workforce who understand the foundations of information technology and the principles of business practice. This degree provides a balance of business and information technology and responds to industry needs, enhancing your employment prospects.

Accreditation

We're accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.  

Why study Business Information Technology at Kent?

Big futures.

"The School of Computing manages everything to do with the year in industry, and how much support they give you."

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Accreditation.

Accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT   

Get ahead.

Choose to add an industry placement, giving you work experience, a salary and the chance to secure a job with the same company after graduation.

Industry led.

Informed by stakeholder panel of industry experts who give feedback on the skills employers need from a modern workforce. 

Be creative.

You’ll have access to a laser cutter, metal fabrication machinery and development equipment.  

Everything you need to know about our Business Information Technology course

Entry requirements

Typical A level offer
BBB
The University will consider applications from students offering a wide range of qualifications. Click below to find out more.

Course structure

You learn a combination of business and software technology; together these give you the ability and confidence to operate comfortably in the business world. The first and second year give you a solid grounding in both computing and business. In your final year, you can focus on an area of specialism and move towards your career ambitions.

How you'll study

We know that people learn in a variety of ways, so most modules consist of a mix of lectures, practical classes, and seminars. You'll work on group projects, computer simulations and case studies, with a large-scale project of your choice in the final year.
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Encouraging innovation.

The School has superb makerspaces, which house equipment including 3D printers, a laser cutter and metal fabrication machinery.

Your future

You'll be on course for a big future. Graduates who have both IT knowledge and business skills can expect excellent career prospects. Our graduates have gone on to work in:

  • software engineering
  • mobile applications development
  • systems analysis
  • consultancy
  • networking
  • web design and e-commerce
  • finance and insurance
  • commerce
  • engineering
  • education
  • government
  • healthcare

Recent graduates have gone on to develop successful careers at leading companies such as:

  • Cisco
  • IBM
  • The Walt Disney Company
  • Citigroup
  • BT
Advice from a graduate
"They gave me so much advice on how to complete applications."

From BSc to MBE

The only chance of me pursuing my career of choice was to find a great University that offered an industrial placement year.

Alumnus, Ezechi Britton, receives MBE
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2024 entry

The 2024/25 annual tuition fees for this course are:

Full-time

  • UK
    £9,250
  • EU
    £22,700
  • International
    £22,700

For details of when and how to pay fees and charges, please see our Student Finance Guide.

For students continuing on this programme, fees will increase year on year by no more than RPI + 3% in each academic year of study except where regulated.* 

Your fee status

The University will assess your fee status as part of the application process. If you are uncertain about your fee status you may wish to seek advice from UKCISA before applying.

Find out more about accommodation and living costs, plus general additional costs that you may pay when studying at Kent.

Kent offers generous financial support schemes to assist eligible undergraduate students during their studies. See our funding page for more details. 

Scholarships

We have a range of subject-specific awards and scholarships for academic, sporting and musical achievement.

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Next steps

Ready to apply?

If you are from the UK or Ireland, you must apply for this course through UCAS. If you are not from the UK or Ireland, you can apply through UCAS or directly on our website if you have never used UCAS and you do not intend to use UCAS in the future.

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