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Sheffield Hallam University

Information Technology with Business Studies

UCAS Code: G5N1

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

M:15

Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2. At least 15 level 3 credits must be at merit grade or above, from a QAA-recognised Access to HE course, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

English Language or Literature at grade C or 4 Maths at grade C or 4

UCAS Tariff

112

This must include at least 64 points from two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. For example: BBC at A Level. DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma. A combination of qualifications, which may include AS Levels, EPQ and general studies

About this course


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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2021

Subjects

Business computing

Information technology

**Course summary**

- Gain the skills and knowledge to manage the technological solutions at the heart of every modern organisation.

- Develop knowledge in data analysis, IT management, IT infrastructure and web content management systems.

- Gain entrepreneurship and enterprise skills and manage full live projects.

- Undertake professional accreditations such as PRINCE2 (Project Management) and ITIL (Service Management).

On this course you learn contemporary approaches towards business modelling, supporting you in your analysis, design and implementation of IT solutions. You will gain knowledge in using and manipulating contemporary web-based content management systems, and the opportunity to develop digital marketing strategies that complement web systems.

**How you learn**
This course offers a diverse approach towards teaching and learning. Staff members teaching on this course have valuable industry experience in both business management and information technology. The course has been consistently recognised for high levels of student satisfaction and experience.

**You learn through**

- lectures and seminars

- tutorials and workshops

- practical activity-based sessions

- group and individual project work

- independent study

- work placements

The wide range of methods applied to assessment enables a differentiated approach towards assessing your learning. This also allows you to undertake modes of assessment that simulate typical industry practice within respected business and IT environments.

**Applied learning**

**Work placements**
You will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your second and third years. Previous placements have taken place at organisations such as IBM, BMW, Nissan, Xerox and Boots.

**Live projects**
We work with industrial advisors to design the curriculum aligned with the needs of industry. You’ll work on client-based projects from the public services sector, private sector SMEs and large corporates. This facilitates a closer connection to industry, where students apply theory to real projects.

You can also work with our business programme,Venture Matrix, winner of the National Enterprise Educators Award.

Core entrepreneurial modules engage you with external business clients, public sector organisations and voluntary groups. This provides a unique project-based learning experience, and allows you to develop transferable employability skills.

It is increasingly popular amongst graduates to run their own business. We have therefore developed a unique series of modules that allow you to develop your entrepreneurial skills and creativity. Students and graduates have the opportunity to access our enterprise resources, providing office space, office equipment, meeting facilities and tailored business support.

There are also unique certification opportunities through PRINCE2 (Project Management), ITIL (IT service Management) and Business Architecture Expert (LEADing Practice Enterprise Standards Body).

**Networking opportunities**
Our course has strong links with a range of employers that enables us to hold employer-specific events giving you opportunities to enhance your placement and graduate career prospects.

In addition, the course has developed a vibrant student community. There are weekly course sport socials, pub socials and end-of-year celebrations.

**Field Trips**
You have the opportunity to undertake field trips and live client projects. Previous students have visited France to work on applied business architecture. On this trip, contacts from international industry present live business architecture challenges that students solve as part of their course work.

Modules

Year 1
Compulsory modules
Employability And Work Based Learning 20
Information Analysis For Business 20
Information Systems 20
Introduction To Ict 20
It Service Support 20
Understanding Organisations 20

Year 2
Compulsory modules
Databases For Business 20
Entrepreneurial Theory And Practice 2 20
It Infrastructure And Emerging Technologies 20
Elective modules
Business Analysis For Enterprise Systems 20
Digital Marketing 20
Information Management 20
It Service Delivery 20
Managing Business Finance 20
Managing For Performance 20

Year 3
Optional modules
Placement Year

Final year
Compulsory modules
Entrepreneurial Theory And Practice 3 20
Professional Practice 20
Elective modules
Applied Business Intelligence 20
Business Architecture Expert 20
Contemporary Developments In Employee Relations And Employment Law 20
Developing Strategies For Change 20
Dissertation 20
Innovative Multimedia 20
Knowledge Management 20
Marketing Planning And Management 20
Strategic Communication In Organisations 20

Assessment methods

Coursework
Exams
Practicals

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£13,995
per year
International
£13,995
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

The Uni


Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

Sheffield Hallam University

TEF rating:
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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
88%
Male students
12%
Female students
80%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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C
D

After graduation


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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

44%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
14%
Information technology technicians
6%
Business, research and administrative professionals

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