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Sheffield Hallam University

Information Technology with Business Studies with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: A019

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

UCAS Tariff

80

This must include at least one A level or equivalent BTEC qualifications. For example: CDD at A Level. MMP in BTEC Extended Diploma. A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels, EPQ and general studies

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

4.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2021

Other options

5.0 years | Sandwich including foundation year | 2021

Subjects

Internet technologies

Business computing

- Prepare for the degree with an extra foundation year at the start.

- 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**

The course is suitable if you don’t meet the entry requirements for our BA (Hons) Information Technology with Business Studies course, or you want extra preparation before starting degree-level study. You share the first year with other computing foundation year students, then move on to the degree.

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.

In the foundation year, you’ll build on your existing knowledge and experience — developing useful academic, computing and IT skills in preparation for undergraduate study. You’ll benefit from innovative course content that allows you to access and use cutting-edge technology. Throughout, you’ll reflect on your progress, and build valuable communication and interpersonal skills.

**Applied learning**
**Work placements**

You will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your third and fourth years. This gives you real-world experience to prepare you for your future career. You can apply what you've learned on a paid placement with organisations such as IBM, BMW, Nissan, Xerox and Boots.

**Live projects**

You benefit from our working with business programme, Venture Matrix, which has won the National Enterprise Educators Award.

The core entrepreneurial modules effectively engage you with external business clients, public sector organisations and internal and external voluntary groups. This provides a bespoke and unique project work based learning experience. It also provides the opportunity for you to apply your learning from other modules towards meaningful projects, thus providing an effective means of developing 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 explore your entrepreneurial abilities and creativity in a safe environment. Students and graduates have the opportunity to access our enterprise resources providing office space, office equipment, meeting facilities and tailored business support.

**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.

Modules

Year 1
Compulsory modules
Computing Projects 120

Year 2
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 3
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 20
Managing For Performance 20

Year 4
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
£9,250
per year
International
£13,650
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

Faculty of Science Technology and Art

TEF rating:
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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.

78%
med
Internet technologies

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.

Computer science

Teaching and learning

79%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
89%
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

84%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
66%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
88%
Male students
12%
Female students
77%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
D

Computing

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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)

C
C
D

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.

Internet technologies

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.

£23,500
med
Average annual salary
92%
med
Employed or in further education
49%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

49%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
14%
Information technology technicians
4%
Engineering professionals

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.

Internet technologies

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

£21k

£21k

£24k

£24k

£27k

£27k

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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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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