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Study computing for business & develop your English skills as an international student

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1 year Full Time
Bishop Otter Campus (Chichester)

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The Computing for Business (International Route) Level 6 Top-up degree is a one-academic year (September to June) full-time in-person course designed for international students who have a Level 5 equivalent (e.g. HND or associate degree) in computing, computing for business or information technology.

This course is for you if you wish to continue your studies at final year (Level 6) honours level in the UK and develop your English language, academic, vocational and research skills at the same time. Please note this course is only for those who are aged 18 years or older.

The course helps you adjust to studying in the UK whilst you earn a UK honours degree. It also helps you develop the skills and knowledge necessary for postgraduate study in the UK and/or vocational skills for English-medium work in your field.

If you achieve a 2nd class honours degree or higher (50%+) we guarantee you entry to our MSc in International Business programmes.

On this programme you will:

  • Develop the academic and communication skills you need to perform at postgraduate level in English or in a computing for business role which needs English.
  • Gain contemporary knowledge of computing for business.
  • Develop your personal and academic English language skills.
  • Gain confidence and experience at functioning in English-medium academic and vocational environments.
  • Have opportunities to take part in interactive activities with other international and UK students.
  • Learn to conduct independent research projects and to evaluate research in your field so that you are ready for postgraduate study in English.
  • Benefit from quality teaching by skilled academics who are experts in their fields with real industry experience for content-based input.
  • Benefit from our specialist individual and tailored support for international students.
  • Be guaranteed admission to our postgraduate programmes if you achieve a 2:2 or above and be eligible for Chichester postgraduate programme bursaries if you achieve a 2:1 or above.

The Course

What you will study

You will study 6 Modules over 2 semesters. Your study will give you the 120 credits necessary to achieve a full UK degree (BSc (Hons) Computing for Business (International Route). The credits are made up as follows. 

Module Focus Credits Semester
Academic English 1

Academic English 2

English for International Business Communication

Development of your academic and English language skills 15







Understanding and Describing the Web-User

Experience Developing an Information Systems Strategy

Development of your subject knowledge and skills 15




Research Project Development of your independent research skills 45 2



This list is indicative and subject to change

Academic English 1

This module develops your listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in academic contexts.

For example, you learn how to structure and write essays using appropriate academic language, how to read critically and develop your speaking skills by taking part in group discussions. 

Academic English 2

In this module, the focus in on developing your skills to write at length in academic settings in English and on selecting and critically evaluating appropriate texts in English to support your studies. 

Developing an Information Systems Strategy

This module considers the application and impact of Business Information Systems and Technology within organisations.

It looks at what an Information Strategy is, its purpose, how it aligns with business strategy and how it is applied to an organisation. 

English for International Business Communication

This module provides a system and scenario-focused overview of the world of business.

Using a series of contemporary case studies of international organisations, it explores the internal and external forces that determine the changing shape of all organisations.

Research Project

This 45-credit module develops your skills as an independent researcher.

You learn to plan, carry out and evaluate your own small-scale research project in a topic related to Computing for Business. Through a series of practical tasks (often working with other students) you learn to identify an area for research, select reading materials, collect and analyse data and present your findings verbally and as a written research report. 

Understanding and Describing the Web-User

This module develops your IT and business skills to implement effective commercial web techniques.

You critically analyse a commercial website; then identify and justify how it can be made a commercial success 

Teaching and Assessment

How you will learn

All our classes are workshop-based and include interactive and developmental activities. We expect you to ask questions, discuss information, give presentations and evaluate information. Group work and group projects form an important part of your studies.

All our classes allow you to get to know your tutors and other students well. For the language & research-based Modules you work in class groups of no more than 20 students, and your subject-based Modules are usually delivered in class groups of around 25 students which include other international and UK-based students. All classes take place on campus.

In addition to your assessed modules, you will also be able to participate in additional (non-assessed) classes. This is an important way for you to integrate into UK-based study whilst improving your language and academic skills. (The courses are provided at no extra charge to you.)

A weekly class in academic & professional skills (2 hours: 2 semesters) gives you the opportunity to work alongside UK and other international undergraduate students whilst developing your academic skills for English-medium based study.

Weekly classes to introduce you to academic life at the University of Chichester and outline the ways we do things (1.25 hours: 10 classes:) with other international students.

Weekly language & discussion groups (1.5 hours: 2 semesters) which provide informal tutor-led sessions to encourage you to explore & discuss topics of contemporary interest alongside international students from across the university.

IELTS preparation classes (12 hours over 1 semester) for students needing to undertake IELTS examinations for postgraduate university entrance.


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International Student Support

Learn more about our dedicated support for international students and how we can help you settle in to living and studying in Chichester or Bognor Regis.


After your degree

This course helps you develop the academic and communication skills you need to succeed at postgraduate level. You will develop your computing for business knowledge, cultural awareness, language ability and your ability to conduct independent research projects. 

This BSc (Hons) Computing for Business (International Route) degree can prepare you to apply for postgraduate programmes at any UK university. If you achieve a 2nd class honours degree or higher (50%+) we guarantee you entry to our MSc in International Business programmes.  

Course Costs

Course Fees 2023/24

International fee

For further details about fees, please see our Tuition Fees page.

For further details about international scholarships, please see our Scholarships page.

To find out about any additional costs on this course, please see our Additional Costs page.

Entry Requirements

The programme is open only to those for whom English is not a first/main working language.

Applicants must satisfy both conditions A and B:

A:  A Level 5 qualification in business and/or management. Typical offers (individual offers may vary): HND (EDEXCEL/SQA) Grade C or pass; Associate degree (or Junior College Diploma) 65%-70% from a recognised institution.

B: IELTS 6.0 minimum (or recognised equivalent) in English language with no element lower than 5.5.


Applicants whose language does not yet meet requirement B are eligible for entry via successful completion of the University’s Pre-sessional programmes. 

Typical offers (individual offers may vary):

Grade C or Pass
Associate Degree (or Junior College Diploma)
from a recognised institution.
5.5 minimum
with no element lower than 5.5.

If your language is not yet at this level, please read about our Pre-sessional Programmes.

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