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School of Computing

Information Technology BSc

BSc Information Technology - Undergraduate degree

Overview

Information technology provides the infrastructure for business. From communications and security to complex simulations, the application of our research specialisms increases the efficiency and effectiveness of real-world operations. Information technology considers 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.

This undergraduate degree 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, eg cloud computing
• Social, ethical and legal issues in relation to data processing
and access
• Participation in groupwork, gaining industry-based project management skills
• Understanding of real-life issues through the use of industry-based case studies

UCAS code: G500
Industrial placements: Yes
Study abroad: Yes
Course duration: 3 years
Start date: September
Course fees: Home/EU: £9,000 International: £16,500
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.

Modules

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 is available 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.

 

Career options

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 have gone on to further study or have successfully secured positions with high-profile organisations across a range of industries, including manufacturing, retail, finance, the public sector and consultancies. We have graduates working for example at Barclays, BT Group – Openreach, CSC, EMIS, Ernst & Young, Fujitsu, Goodrich ISR Systems, Imagination Technologies, Microsoft and PepsiCo.

Entry requirements

Our standard entry requirements are listed below. Lower offers can be made based on demonstrated interest and aptitude for the subject (typically AAB).

A-level: AAA 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 and GCSE Mathematics grade B or above.

IB: 35 points overall, with 18 points at higher level to include 6 points in standard level Mathematics.

We also welcome and accept students with a wide range of alternative UK and international equivalent qualifications.

If you do not meet our entry criteria above you may be eligible for entry to Leeds via the Access to Leeds scheme, the Interdisciplinary Science Foundation Course or the International Foundation Year.

English language requirements: GCSE English Language grade C or an equivalent recognised English Language qualification.

How to apply

All undergraduate applications should be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Services (UCAS).

If you require any further information please contact our admissions team,
e: ugcomp@leeds.ac.uk, t: +44 (0)113 343 5440.