Information Technology provides the infrastructure for business. From communication security to complex simulations the application of our research specialisms contributes to increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of operations. Information Technology is concerned with how cutting-edge computing techniques are applied to real-life problems such as those found in commerce, healthcare, transportation, emergency services, and the entertainment industry.
Our undergraduate degree course in Information Technology is derived from our research expertise and focuses on how computing applications can benefit a range of organisations. Typical opportunities include: final year projects working alongside industrial contacts to develop business solutions; effective use of modern architectures, e.g. Cloud computing; social, ethical and legal issues in relation to data processing and access; participation in groupwork, gaining industry-based project management skills; and understanding of real-life issues through the use of industry-based case studies.
One of the benefits of this course is the opportunity to take part in a mentoring scheme, which is delivered by O2. This scheme is a great opportunity for second year IT students to work on a project with O2 in areas such as business and technology. The O2 mentoring scheme will run alongside your studies from September to Easter. You must apply to take part and you will be interviewed by O2. During your time working on various projects you will maintain a blog about experiences, deliver presentations and be involved in job shadowing. This scheme will provide you with valuable experience and an insight into how an international organisation works.
This course is taught in the School of Computing, which is ranked 12th in the UK for Computer Science in The Sunday Times league table.
UCAS code: G500
Industrial placements: Yes
Study abroad: Yes
Delivery option: BSc (3 years, full-time)
Start date: September
Course fees: Home/EU: £9,000 International: £16,200
Information about living expenses and financial support can be found on the University's website.
Scholarships: Scholarships and bursaries worth up to £8,000 available
Course brochure: Download
Accreditation: British Computer Society (BCS) accreditation is currently being sought
The table below shows the modules that you will study if you commence your studies in September 2013. This information is taken from the University Programme Catalogue, which provides detailed module descriptions and is used by current students to select modules.
If you are looking to start your studies in September 2014 a list of modules will be available shortly in the 2014 brochure.
This is an indicative list and actual content may vary as we regularly review the content or our courses in light of new experiences and developments in the field.
|Models and Simulation|
| Web Development
|Information Systems and Databases|
| Networking and IT Management
| Software Engineering
|Strategy and Security|
|Graphical User Interfaces|
Graduates from the School of Computing have excellent job prospects. With the continuing application of computer technologies, rapid growth of hardware and software technologies, their allied industries, and widespread application, the demand for our graduates is set to continue for the foreseeable future. We have close links with companies such as IBM, Accenture and Hewlett Packard, and employers ranging from small/medium enterprises to large multi-nationals consistently target our graduates.
Recent graduates from the School have been employed in many types of organisations across a range of sectors including manufacturing, retail, finance, public authorities and consultancies. Recent employers include Fujitsu, Halifax Financial Services, Accenture, Euro Direct, NHS, GCHQ, Stock Exchange, Aquilic Technology, Vodaphone, Citibank, Allied Irish Bank, IBM, Citrix, Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, Rockliff, Visualfiles, Eurotel, Norwich Union, Orange, BAE Systems, SCEE Computer Games, GE Capital, Nokia and Morgan Stanley.
AAA at A-level and GCSE Mathematics grade B or above.
IT or Engineering Diploma Grade A (plus evidence of significant element of mathematics studied as part of diploma).
BTEC Extended Diploma grade D*DD.
IB: 37 points overall, with 18 points at higher level to include 5 points in standard level mathematics.
English language requirements: A pass at GCSE level in English Language (grade C or above). If English is not your first language, you are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English and you will need to meet our English Language minimum requirements.
All undergraduate applications should be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Services (UCAS).
If you require any further information please contact the Undergraduate Admissions team, e: email@example.com t: +44 (0)113 343 5821.