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Information Technologies

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

All subject areas considered. Desirable Subject Offer CCC For those applicants offering desirable subjects at A level (Mathematics/Physics/Chemistry/Software Systems Development/Computing (not IT/ICT)) TWO grade reduction will be applied at the time of offer. Applicants offering qualifications as an alternative to A-levels will receive the equivalent reduction when those qualifications include a significant proportion of mathematics, software development and/or physical science.

Successful completion of a Ulster University validated Access route with an overall mark of 63% to include 63% in NICATS Maths (level 2) or GCSE Mathematics grade C (or equivalent) for entry to year 1. Other Access courses considered individually, please contact admissions staff: T: +44 (0) 28 9036 6305 E: [email protected] http://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/entrance-requirements/equivalence.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE (or equivalent) profile to include minimum of Grade C or above in Mathematics and English Language.

HNC (BTEC)

D

Overall Distinction (with distinctions in 75 Level 4 credits) for year 1 entry only

HND (BTEC)

M

HND overall Merit (with distinctions in 45 Level 5 credits) HND applications may be considered for Year 2 entry where the curriculum sufficiently matches that of the Ulster University full - time Year 1 course.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

To include 13 at Higher Level. Grade 4 in Mathematics and English Language also required in overall profile.

112 UCAS tariff points to include a minimum of 4 subjects at Higher Level and 1 at Ordinary Level, including English and Maths at O4/H6 or above.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

OR BTEC Level 3 QCF Extended Diploma with DDD overall grade profile The Faculty of Computing and Engineering accept combinations of A Levels, BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/National Extended Certificate, BTEC 90-credit Diploma/National Foundation Diploma and BTEC National Diploma. For further information on the requirements for this course please contact Faculty admissions staff by telephone on +44 (0)28 9036 6305 or email [email protected] . Entry equivalences can also be viewed in the online prospectus at http://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/entrance-requirements/equivalence.

Scottish Advanced Higher

C,C,C

All subject areas considered. English and Maths required at Standard Grade 1, 2 or 3

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,C,C

All subject areas considered. English and Maths required at Standard Grade 1, 2 or 3

UCAS Tariff

112-123

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Sandwich | 2022

Subject

Information systems

Study Information Technologies at Ulster University in the United Kingdom.

This course is offered at the Magee campus by the Faculty of Computing and Engineering. If you wish to develop your knowledge of Information Technologies (IT) to an advanced level, this is the course for you. This course will enable you to learn about the underlying principles of information technologies and to acquire skills for the development and maintenance of computer-based systems in modern organisations.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£15,360
per year
International
£15,360
per year
Northern Ireland
£4,630
per year
Republic of Ireland
£4,630
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Magee, Londonderry

Department:

Magee Campus

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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.

83%
high
Information systems

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 systems

Teaching and learning

74%
Staff make the subject interesting
83%
Staff are good at explaining things
77%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
91%
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

74%
Library resources
72%
IT resources
76%
Course specific equipment and facilities
80%
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?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
67%
Male students
33%
Female students
80%
2:1 or above
12%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
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.

Information systems

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.

£18,000
low
Average annual salary
93%
med
Employed or in further education
63%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

33%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
25%
Information technology technicians
9%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

Information systems courses cover a range of areas, including information design, modelling and the finance industry. How well graduates did made a particular difference in 2015 — computing graduates with good grades were much less likely to be out of work after six months. Most students do get jobs, though, and starting salaries are good — particularly in London, and that’s where over a quarter of graduates started work last year. This is also a good degree to take if you want to follow a technical role in the finance or advertising industry. Many jobs for this degree were found in the larger cities last year and opportunities may be more limited outside those areas.

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