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Information Technology with Business Studies

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 | 2022

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2022

Subjects

Information technology

Business computing

**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**
All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

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 theNational 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

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

You can take an optional placement in year three.

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

**Year 2**
**Compulsory modules**

Business Analysis For Enterprise Systems 20
Employability And Project Based Learning 20
Introduction To Cloud Computing 20
It Infrastructure And Emerging Technologies 20

**Elective modules**
Digital Marketing 20
Information Management 20
Managing For Performance 20
Web Analytics And Search Engine Optimisation 20

Assessment methods

Coursework
Exams
Practicals

Extra funding

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

The Uni


Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

College of Business Technology and Engineering

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

55%
low
Information technology
71%
med
Business computing

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Information technology

Teaching and learning

59%
Staff make the subject interesting
61%
Staff are good at explaining things
64%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
65%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

69%
Library resources
80%
IT resources
64%
Course specific equipment and facilities
22%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
85%
Male students
15%
Female students
80%
2:1 or above
14%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

E
D
C

Business computing

Teaching and learning

68%
Staff make the subject interesting
81%
Staff are good at explaining things
74%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
76%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

72%
Library resources
85%
IT resources
77%
Course specific equipment and facilities
50%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
84%
Male students
16%
Female students
95%
2:1 or above
14%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Computing

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
90%
med
Employed or in further education
51%
low
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

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Computing

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£23k

£23k

£27k

£27k

£29k

£29k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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