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About the course

Passionate about the latest computing technology? This practical degree programme, accredited by the British Computer Society, focuses on how information technology helps to support the operation and growth of modern organisations. The course will help you to build up the vital transferable skills you’ll need to succeed in an exciting and challenging range of IT careers.

Students studying information technology management here at Solent will have the opportunity to use the latest software and hardware in our dedicated computing and networking labs. These include our usability labs, which use eye tracking technology to test the functionality of digital platforms and the quality of the user experience. Students will also have the opportunity to use our devices lab, an area which contains a range of mobile devices for website and application testing.

This degree also offers students a range of optional units in their second and third year of study. This helps learners to tailor their degree to their research interests or an area of the industry they would like to progress into after graduation.

The course team have a strong network of industry contacts. This has enabled past students to work on live briefs and case studies as part of the curriculum. Students are also encouraged to seek work experience placements each summer - previous students have found placements at IBM, NATS and Accenture.

The end of year show gives information technology students the chance to showcase their final projects to the public. Employers are also invited to attend, and past students have successfully gained work placements and employment opportunities as a result of the event.

Placement year Additional qualification Study abroad Professional accreditation Foundation year available Built in work experience placement Specialist facilities Further studies

Information technology management at Southampton Solent is accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS). This is an award reserved for courses which meet strict standards set by the industry itself.

What does this course lead to?

Graduates of this course are well placed for a wide range of management and IT roles, including IT project manager, IT recruitment consultant, solutions manager, infrastructure officer, information officer, IT officer and strategic IT advisor.

Who is this course for?

This course is well-suited to those who want to work with the latest IT technology in business.

The course covers practical elements of information technology, as well as essential business skills, making it ideal for those who wish to progress into management or consultancy roles during their career.

Facts and figures

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UCAS codes

Full Time

  • 3 Years Standard Entry I200
  • 4 Years Computing Foundation Year II20
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Fees and costs

Tuition fees

The tuition fees for the 2018/19 academic year are:
UK and EU full-time fees: £9,250 per year
International full-time fees: £12,500 per year 
UK and EU placement year fees: £1,385
International placement year fees: £1,700

Bursaries and scholarships

Southampton Solent University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each bursary or scholarship has specific eligibility criteria. Check out our bursaries and scholarships pages to find out more.


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Key entry requirements

112 UCAS tariff points from A-levels or equivalent

  • A Levels including minimum Grade D excluding General Studies and Key Skills, a BTEC Extended Diploma at DMM or BTEC Diploma at D*D* or equivalent.
  • Direct entry to the second year may be offered to holders of an HND or HNC in an appropriate subject.
  • Alternative entry is available through the Computing Foundation Year.
  • Note: if you're interested in computer programming and software development rather than using IT as a business tool, consider our BSc (Hons) Computing or BSc (Hons) Software Engineering courses.

We welcome applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds. Applicants who are not in possession of the minimum entry requirements but are able to demonstrate aptitude, enthusiasm and motivation will be considered on an individual basis and may be admitted subject to satisfactory interview and/or portfolio. Please contact us for further details.

English language requirements

Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language. The agreed minimum requirements for this course are:

  • IELTS minimum 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each individual component
  • TOEFL IBT minimum 80 with a minimum of 19 in each individual component
  • or equivalent.

Qualifications are checked before enrolment, and international students must bring their original certificates or certified copies when coming to study at the University.

The University also offers a pre-sessional English programme for international students who wish to improve their level of English before starting a degree course.


88%

of students said that the course gives them the chance to apply what they learn

Study location

East Park Terrace

Got a question about this course?

Contact our Ask Solent team:

ask@solent.ac.uk 023 8201 3039

How to apply

Any student applying for the first year of a full-time/sandwich undergraduate course must apply through UCAS (University and Colleges Admissions Service). This includes mature, overseas and EU students.

Nearly all schools and colleges offer their students the facility of applying electronically through the UCAS website using 'Apply'; it may also be used by those applying independently in the UK and overseas. This facility and all course information can be found on the UCAS website: www.ucas.com.

Your application should reach UCAS by January if you hope to enter a course the following autumn. Early application is advised for the most popular subject areas. Late applications may be made until June. The UCAS Code for the University is S30, code name SOLNT.

How to apply

What you'll study

Year one

Core units
  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Introduction to Databases
  • Internet Technology
  • Introduction to Programming and Problem Solving
  • Event-Driven Programming
  • Business Information Management
  • Client Side Scripting
  • Digital Creativity 

Year two

Core units
  • Graduate and Professional Development
  • Information Systems Design
  • Human-Digital Interaction Design
  • Analytics and Financial Analysis
  • Digital Marketing

Options

  • Developing for the Internet 
  • Curriculum Plus

Please note: Not all optional units are guaranteed to run each year.

Year three

Core units
  • Project (double unit)
  • Software Requirements Project Management
  • Managing the Electronic Enterprise

Options

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Web Application Development
  • Decision Support Systems and Business Intelligence
  • Curriculum Plus
  • Internet of Things

Please note: Not all optional units are guaranteed to run each year.

Support

Web-based learning

Solent's virtual learning environment provides quick online access to assignments, lecture notes, suggested reading and other course information.

The Student Hub

The Student Hub is a central space where you can access all of the information and support you need during your time at University.

Professional and experienced staff can help resolve any query, and if they cannot answer the question themselves they will find the person who can.

Career support

Key figures

5%

Written exams

68%

Assessment by coursework

27%

Practical exams

Meet the course team

Jennifer Muskett academic profile Jennifer Muskett Head of Subject View profile

The university cannot guarantee any particular members of staff will teach specific aspects of the course in the future, but will endeavour to ensure the teaching team maintains their balance of experience and qualifications.

Facilities

You’ll have access to the latest software and hardware in our IT laboratories, plus a specialised usability lab featuring eye-tracking technology. Students also learn to program robotic devices such as robotic arms and drones. As well as online emulators, you’ll have access to our devices lab, a special test area consisting of a range of real mobile devices mounted on flexible tethers, allowing you to test your web sites and apps on real equipment with confidence.

Students' learning is supported by the use of industry-standard facilities. These facilities include IT suites, a usability lab, modern network simulators and a selection of robots and drones. 

The course offers a range of optional units in the second and third year of study. This enables learners to build a degree that is well suited to their interests. Students are given the opportunity to showcase their final year projects at an end of year degree show.

Your future

Suitable roles for graduates include:

  • System analysis
  • Business analysis
  • Project management
  • Marketing
  • Event management 
  • Web development.

89%

of students go on to work and/or study six months after finishing the course

74%

of those students are in a professional or managerial job
  • Students displayed a very high standard of work in a variety of disciplines, completing an impressive set of projects. Southampton Solent have a great array of staff providing an excellent coverage of business applicable and modern subject matter, with students learning about complicated programming principles.

    Chris Smith, Development Manager at Transactor London Market

Industry links

The course maintains links with employers and industry through placements and live brief-based assessments embedded within the curriculum, while industry liaison panels inform course design and development.

BCS meetings are regularly hosted at the University, and you’ll be encouraged to attend and build your professional connections.

Students have the opportunity to take part in competitions such as the University Business Challenge, and we also encourage and support you to gain industry experience during holidays, or develop your final-year project in conjunction with industry. Our Solent Creatives agency also gives you a chance to gain experience on real-life projects.

Past students have had the chance to attend regular BCS meetings. These are held at the University and are perfect for meeting industry contacts and gaining valuable Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points.

Placements

Students undertaking the optional work placement variant of the course will find a suitable work placement between years two and three, with support from the course team.

Recent placements have been with IBM, Roland Berger, Accenture, local authorities, Visa, NATS and GSK, as well as many small companies.

This course helps prepare graduates to move into a range of different industry roles including systems analysis, project management and web development.

Further study

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