BSc(Hons) Information Technology Management for Business (ITMB)

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Entry year
2020/21
Course code
GN52
Application
UCAS
Level
Undergraduate
Tariff points
112
Department
Computer Science and Creative Technologies
Campus
Frenchay
Duration
Three years full-time; four years sandwich
Delivery
Full-time; sandwich
Programme leader
Kevin Doyle

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Page last updated 24 September 2020

Introduction

Developed with Tech Partnership and companies such as Deloitte, Ford, IBM and Procter and Gamble, this course teaches you in-demand skills to make you a highly employable graduate.

Accreditations and partnerships:

Why study information technology management for business?

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 Management was developed with employer network Tech Partnership and companies including Deloitte, Ford, IBM and Procter and Gamble.

It addresses the UK's IT skills gap by giving you the most sought-after abilities and experience.

Learn how to maximise technology to improve business performance and test your ideas on real business projects.

Network with our partner organisations, visit companies and hear from visiting professionals throughout the course. Choose from a range of one-year and summer placement opportunities to help you decide where to specialise.

Build the personal skills you need to succeed in a career managing business IT.

Read about award-winning UWE Bristol graduate Sanaya, who is now working for IBM.

Where can it take me?

As a graduate, you'll have opportunities to work with our partner companies, as well as further afield.

Potential roles range from management or consultancy with telecoms companies to working in IT departments of large companies.

Many graduates go on to careers in marketing, banking and start-up technology businesses.

Structure

Content

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

Year one

You will study:

  • Business Applications
  • Information Technology
  • IT Practice: Skills, Models and Methods
  • Understanding Business and Financial Information
  • Understanding Organisations and People (Marketing, Events and Tourism).

Year two

You will study:

  • e-Business
  • Data Schemes and Applications
  • Project Management
  • IT Practice: Collaborative Project.

Placement year (if applicable)

If you study on the four year (sandwich) course, you'll spend a year away from the University on a work placement after Year two.

You will complete the Professional Experience module.

See the Placements and Fees sections for more information.

Final year

You will study:

  • Information Systems Dissertation
  • IT Practice: Consultancy Project
  • Ethical and Professional Issues in Computing and Digital Media
  • Information Networks and Society
  • Strategic Management.

Plus, one optional module from (if you haven't completed a placement year): 

  • International Experience or Professional Development
  • Business Innovation and Growth
  • Organisational Leadership
  • Entrepreneurial Skills
  • Advanced Topics in Web Development.

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 will inform you.

This structure is for full-time students only. Part-time students study the same modules but the delivery pattern will be different.

Learning and Teaching

Learn through a mix of face-to-face lectures and tutorials, virtual learning environments, laboratory-based practical work, and independent project work. Work in teams, investigating and solving real business problems.

Get advice from experienced 'Business Gurus' in our partner organisations and gain experience working on company projects.

Attend lectures provided by senior business people who can offer practical advice and keep you informed of industry developments (past speakers include the former chair of IBM, Larry Hirst).

Receive advice on CV writing and interview techniques from visiting employers, to help you apply for graduate work.

The content and delivery of this course gives you the best possible start to your career - potentially with one of the sponsoring companies.

See our full glossary of learning and teaching terms.

Approximate percentage of time you'll spend in different learning activities*:

YearScheduled learning and teaching studyIndependent studyPlacement study
129%71%0%
226%74%0%
319%81%0%

*Calculated from compulsory and optional modules (where applicable) each year

Assessment

Modules are usually assessed with an exam and two pieces of coursework. However, some are assessed by exam only and others by coursework only. Others use different methods such as in-class tests.

See our full glossary of assessment terms.

Approximate percentage of marks awarded by each assessment method*:

YearWritten exam assessmentCoursework assessmentPractical exam assessment
134%52%14%
229%65%6%
320%77%3%

*Calculated from compulsory and optional modules (where applicable) each year

Features

Professional accreditation

This course is accredited as Tech Industry Gold by the Tech Partnership.

Placements

Students who get work experience tend to graduate with better degrees. Experience also hones your skills, industry knowledge and professional network, making you highly employable on graduation.

If you study on the four year (sandwich) course, you'll spend a year away from the University on a work placement after Year two.

Our supporting companies post placement opportunities to a dedicated community website. These roles range from junior software and web engineers, to games and mobile app developers.

You'll get help to find your placement and support throughout from department staff and our award-winning careers service.

Study facilities

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

Access over 500 workstations in our 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.

Careers

Careers / Further study

As a graduate, you will be ready for a successful career managing business IT.

There are graduate opportunities available with many of our sponsoring companies, as well as further afield.

Potential careers include working in consultancy or management in the IT and telecoms industries, or the IT department of large companies.

Many graduates go on to careers in marketing, banking and start-up technology businesses.

Hear from our alumni about how the course gave them the confidence to excel in industry.

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.

Fees

Supplementary fee information

Your overall entitlement to funding is based on how long the course is that you're registered on. Standard funding is allocated based on the standard number of years that your course lasts, plus one additional year.

You'll apply for funding each year that you study and Student Finance will take into account how long the course is in each year that you apply. So if you register for the four year course and then transfer to the three year course, the number of years you can apply for funding will change. Student Finance will reassess your funding based on how many years you have been in study, not just those years for which you received student finance.

Always seek advice before taking any action that may have implications for your funding.

Learn more about funding.

Additional costs

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.

Entry

We are pleased to confirm that our New students webpages are now available for students starting this course in September 2020. Here you can find links to useful information about registering, course start dates, arriving on campus what to expect before and when you arrive.

We automatically send a message via your Welcome website plus an email to notify you once your Preparing to Study information is available. It is important that you regularly check your Welcome website for new messages.

Typical offers

  • Tariff points: 112
  • GCSE: Grade C/4 in English Literature or Language and Mathematics, or equivalent. We do not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificate in Adult Numeracy and Literacy as alternatives to GCSEs.
  • English Language Requirement: International and EU applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component (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. Visit http://uwe.ac.uk/englishlanguagerequirements
  • A-level subjects: No specific subjects required.
  • EDEXCEL (BTEC) Diploma: No specific subjects required. Please list the units you are taking in your application. For further advice on acceptable units please email us.
  • Access: No specific subjects required.
  • Baccalaureate IB: No specific subjects required.

Entry requirements

International applicants

For country specific entry requirements please find your country on the Country Information pages. If you are an international student and do not meet the academic requirements to study this course, you can qualify by completing preparatory study at our International College.

If you are applying to study at UWE Bristol and require additional support to meet our English language requirements, you may be able to attend one of our pre-sessional English courses. Read more about our Pre-Sessional English Programme.

Read more about entry requirements.

How to apply

Read more about undergraduate applications.

For further information

Unistats

UWE Main Campus

Full Time

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