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Business Computing (Systems) HND

The Systems pathway of Business Computing explores design, technological development, management and commercial issues. You will be able to learn a range of development tools including SQL, php and java. Technological advancement has an impact on every part of business and as more software and hardware is introduced, the need for skilled IT professionals is greater than ever. This course will give you those skills, opening up careers in systems analysis, programming, databases and management.

This course shares a common first year with other Business Computing pathways, with flexible progression into the second year, so that you tailor your second and third years to a different subject specialism to suit your career aspirations or interests.

You will spend 12 hours per week in class, and including self-directed study time, you will spend 200 hours in total on each 20 credit module.

On successful completion of this course, you can progress to top-up your credits to a full BSc Honours degree at the University of Northampton.

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Two years full-time. Part-time available.

For the HND, one A level entry is permitted. A typical offer would be 64 UCAS points, DEE at A level or MPP at BTEC.

You will also be expected to have achieved GCSE Mathematics at grade C or above. Access (with 12 credits at L2 or 6 at L3 in Maths) and a BTEC qualification in Computing at Level 3 are accepted in lieu of Mathematics GCSE.

English Language requirements: All international and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements: IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands for study at undergraduate level. For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

For more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

If you are an international student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply - international students page.