BSc(Hons) Information Technology

Entry year
Course code
School of Computing and Creative Technologies
Frenchay or Gloucestershire College
One year
Programme leader
Dr Yasmine Rosunally


This course is open for applications.

The course is offered at both UWE Frenchay Campus and Gloucestershire College. Please ensure you select campus code V on UCAS if applying for the Gloucestershire College option.

Page last updated 10 May 2024


Turn your IT, ICT or Computing Foundation Degree or equivalent qualification into an honours degree on this one-year course.

Why study information technology?

Information technology (IT) is integral to our lives. It supports scientific breakthroughs, makes organisations more effective and whole sectors of our economy depend on it.

All this requires professionals with a solid understanding of technology and the environment organisations operate in.

Why UWE Bristol?

BSc(Hons) Information Technology enables you to top up your IT, ICT or Computing Foundation Degree or equivalent qualification, to turn it into an honours degree.

Develop vital professional skills in programming, security, the web, forensics and business.

Apply what you learn to a computing project or information systems dissertation. Gain an inside track on the industry through presentations from visiting professionals.

Build vital professional and personal skills and graduate ready to succeed in your career.

Where can it take me?

Choose from a broad range of IT career, including systems analysis, database analysis, programming, software engineering, network administration, web administration and e-commerce.

If you choose a business-based course of study, you'll have career options in business-oriented roles such as management consultancy and training.



The course structure will differ depending on whether the delivery is at UWE Bristol or Gloucestershire College. 

UWE Bristol delivery:

The optional modules listed are those that are most likely to be available, but they may be subject to change.

You'll study:

  • Professional and Academic Skills 
  • Information Systems Dissertation or Information Technology Project.

Plus, optional modules (the number depending on credit requirement) from:

  • Advanced Web Development
  • Business Intelligence and Data Mining
  • Information, Networks and Society
  • Interaction Design
  • Security Management in Practice.

Gloucestershire College Delivery:

You'll study:

  • Computing Project 
  • Ethical and Professional Issues in Computing and Digital Media.
  • Forensic Computing Practice
  • Mobile Applications
  • Security Data Analytics and Visualisation
  • Security Management in Practice.

The University continually enhances our offer by responding to feedback from our students and other stakeholders, ensuring the curriculum is kept up to date and our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need for the real world. This may result in changes to the course. If changes to your course are approved, we'll inform you.

Learning and Teaching

Most of the taught material is presented over two semesters. Some modules are shorter and are taught over one semester.

You may find yourself studying more in one semester than the other, depending on which modules you've chosen. You'll be taught alongside final year students from other degree courses for many of your modules.

Learn through a mix of formal lectures, small group tutorials and practical sessions in laboratories.

Prepare for classes by undertaking specified reading and practical work. Work collaboratively with fellow students in project groups.

Attend regular presentations from visiting professionals and find out about challenges and opportunities in the industry.

See our full glossary of learning and teaching terms.


Modules are usually assessed with a combination of exams and coursework. The coursework can vary from practical programming to written reports.

Individual projects are usually assessed through the project report and an oral examination.

See our full glossary of assessment terms.


Study facilities

Our industry standard facilities will help you develop practical skills and bring ideas to life.

Access over 500 workstations in UWE Bristol's 24-hour computing laboratories. Create and test software in Windows, Linux and Unix operating systems on our dedicated servers.

Collaborate with classmates and develop strategies and presentations in our well-equipped studios, designed to reflect a real-world development environment.

A mix of traditional and creative learning environments will enable you to learn essential knowledge and real-world skills, standing you in good stead for your professional career.

Learn more about UWE Bristol's facilities and resources.

Take a Virtual Tour of the Computer Science and Creative Technologies facilities and see what's on offer here for you.



An excellent range of options for all of the Bristol campuses and the city centre.


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There is more to your experience here than study. Choose to make the most of it and try new things.

Health and Wellbeing

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Campus and facilities

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Careers / Further study

Choose from a broad range of IT career, including systems analysis, database analysis, programming, software engineering, network administration, web administration and e-commerce.

If you choose a business-based course of study, you'll have career options in business-oriented roles such as management consultancy and training.

Get inspired

Our award-winning careers service will develop your employment potential through career coaching and find you graduate jobs, placements and global opportunities.

We can also help find local volunteering and community opportunities, provide support for entrepreneurial activity and get you access to employer events.

Visit our employability pages to learn more about careers, employers and what our students are doing six months after graduating.


Supplementary fee information

Additional costs are for items you could need during your studies that aren't covered by the standard tuition fee. These could be materials, textbooks, travel, clothing, software or printing.

Learn more about costs.


Typical offers

  • GCSE: Grade C/4 in English and Mathematics, or equivalent.
  • English Language Requirement:

    International and EU applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with no component below 5.5 OR overall score of 6.0 with no more than one component at 5.5 (or approved equivalent*).


    *The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Please visit our English language requirements page.


  • Specific subjects: FdSc or HND in Computer Studies, Information Systems, Information Technology, Internet Technology or equivalent. You need an average of two-thirds Merits in your Final year.

Entry requirements

Applicants are required to have an HND or Foundation Degree in Computer Studies, Information Systems or Information Technology (or similar), with an average of two thirds Merits in Final year.

How to apply

Read more about undergraduate applications.

Read more about international applications and key international deadline dates.

For further information