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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 (2014 entry): 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 2014. This information is taken from the University Programme Catalogue, which is a tool designed for current students to select modules.

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

We welcome students with a wide range of qualifications. If your qualification does not appear in the list below please contact our admissions team.

2014 entry

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.

Country-specific equivalent qualifications
The Faculty's country-specific equivalent qualifications web page gives you an idea of the types of qualifications we accept.

English language requirement
GCSE English Language grade C (or above) or an equivalent recognised English Language qualification e.g. IELTS: 6.0 overall with at least 5.5 in each component of listening, reading, speaking and writing.

Our Language Centre provide the Academic English for Undergraduate Studies Pre-sessional course, which is designed to help international students develop their language and academic study skills.

Access to Leeds
We have a policy of welcoming applicants from non-traditional academic backgrounds. If you do not meet our entry criteria above, you may be eligible via the Access to Leeds scheme.

Foundation courses
If you do not have the formal qualifications for immediate entry to one of our degree, you may be able to progress through a foundation year. The University offers a one-year BSc Studies in Science for students without a science background at A-level and an Interdisciplinary Science Foundation Year for applicants who meet specific widening participation criteria.

Our International Foundation Year (IFY) is intended for international students who do not yet have the formal qualifications required for entry to level 1 of our degree courses.

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.