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Computer Information Systems

The Computer Information Systems (CIS) degree is intended for students who are interested in a course that focuses on the application of software in business and industry. The course provides an insight into computer science, the construction and use of database systems, new media technologies, systems administration, artificial intelligence, and business information systems.

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Key Facts



(BSc (Hons)) Computer Information Systems


Degree Duration

4 Years :

1 Year Pathway + 3 Year Degree


Pathways Available

International Year Zero


Start Dates

September 2022

Degree Overview

After graduating, students will be equipped to manage and develop computational technology systems for a broad range of user’s needs. This course will also prepare students with a range of professional skills, including communication, teamwork, time management, and independent learning alongside an awareness of relevant legal, social, and ethical issues.

At Bangor University, students will develop an understanding of the fundamentals underpinning computer information systems and their application in the industry. Students will be able to describe the operation of these systems and apply a range of principles and concepts to the production of properly engineered software. Mainly, students will also understand the drivers for the future trends in this fast-moving area.

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  • Bangor University offers this course as a 4-year ‘with Placement Year’ option. Students can apply for Computer Information Systems with Industrial Placement BSc I11P.

Why Study this Degree

This course is strengthened by Bangor's close links with the computer industry. Many alumni find employment at one of the tech companies based just outside Bangor.

Final-year projects are often carried out in collaboration with a company.

Your Pathways

The International Year Zero is the first year of the four year undergraduate course. IYZ is designed to help you gain extra skills in your subject area, as well as English Language, before you continue to year one of your chosen University undergraduate degree course.

Following successful completion of the IYZ, you will continue onto Year One of your degree directly with the University of your choice.

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Bangor University

Founded in 1884 and dedicated to academic excellence for more than 130 years, Bangor University is among the oldest degree-awarding institutions in the UK.

With around 11,000 students from over 120 nationalities, international students find Bangor a truly welcoming community and a special place to study.

Bangor University has been ranked among the top 70 global institutions and 1st in Wales for their impact on society outside their research and teaching, in 2020. And ranked among the top 15 in the UK for teaching quality that same year.