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University of Portsmouth

Computing and Information Systems (Distance Learning) (Top-up)

UCAS Code: Not applicable

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Distance learning (part-time) | 2020

Subject

Information systems

**Overview**

Computers and Internet systems play an increasingly large role in our day-to-day lives. This means that there's a constant need for professionals with the knowledge and skills to create and maintain these essential devices and networks.

If you're keen to build a career in computing, information systems, ecommerce or web services, but have commitments that would clash with full-time campus-based study, this is the perfect course for you.

On this BSC (Hons) Computing and Information Systems top-up distance learning degree course, you'll get the knowledge you need to work effectively in the modern IT and business world.

When you graduate, you'll be ready to go into a role such as system designer, system analyst, software engineer and online course developer.
What you'll experience

On this course you'll:

- Design and develop your own piece of software, hardware or network system as part of your final year project

- Tap in to our Library’s electronic resources, which you can access from anywhere with a Web connection

- Join over 4000 students who already study part-time courses with us

- Take part in live web-based chat forums to discuss your work with lecturers and other students

**Careers and opportunities**

What can you do with a Computing and Information Systems degree?

Previous students have gone on to work in areas such as:

- IT management

- network design

- software engineering

- computer programming

- web development

What jobs can you do with a Computing and Information Systems degree?

Roles they've taken on include:

- business continuity analyst

- software engineer

- web developer

- systems analyst

- computer programmer

- online course developer

Other graduates have continued their studies at postgraduate level in areas such as health informatics, forensic IT and networking, or set up successful businesses with help and support from the University.

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Modules

What you'll study on this BSc (Hons) Computing and Information Systems Distance Learning Top-up degree

Each module on this course is worth a certain number of credits.

In the first year, you need to study 4 modules worth a total of 80 credits. In the 2nd year you will study for, and produce your final major project worth 40 credits.

Year 1

Core modules include:

Advanced Database Concepts
Project Management
Web management and development
Management of Information systems and E-Commerce

There are no optional modules in this year.

Year 2

Core module:

Final Year Major Project

There are no optional modules in this year.

Assessment methods

How you're assessed

You’ll be assessed through:

multiple choice tests
essays
mini projects
presentations
review articles

You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark.

You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£2,400
per year
England
£2,400
per year
EU
£2,400
per year
International
£2,400
per year
Northern Ireland
£2,400
per year
Scotland
£2,400
per year
Wales
£2,400
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Portsmouth

Department:

Faculty of Technology

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

77%
med
Information systems

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Information systems

Teaching and learning

77%
Staff make the subject interesting
78%
Staff are good at explaining things
90%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
70%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

95%
Library resources
96%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
68%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

71%
UK students
29%
International students
75%
Male students
25%
Female students
66%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Information systems

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£24,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
61%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

27%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
15%
Information technology technicians
14%
Business, research and administrative professionals

Information systems courses cover a range of areas, including information design, modelling and the finance industry. How well graduates did made a particular difference in 2015 — computing graduates with good grades were much less likely to be out of work after six months. Most students do get jobs, though, and starting salaries are good — particularly in London, and that’s where over a quarter of graduates started work last year. This is also a good degree to take if you want to follow a technical role in the finance or advertising industry. Many jobs for this degree were found in the larger cities last year and opportunities may be more limited outside those areas.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Information systems

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£21k

£21k

£25k

£25k

£27k

£27k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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