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Information Technology with Business Studies with Foundation Year BSc (Hons)

Sheffield Hallam University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

- 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 placementsThe 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.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 13,650per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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UCAS Points : 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

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University information

Sheffield Hallam University

  • University League Table

    67th

  • Campus address

    Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, Sheffield, S1 1WB, England

Partnered with La Trobe University in Australia, the universities work together on research and innovation projects with global impact.
The GoGlobal scheme helps fund students to take up opportunities studying, working or volunteering abroad. All students have the opportunity to do this.
Students come from 125 countries. Sheffield Hallam has offices in China, Nigeria, India, Pakistan and Malaysia.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    75th out of 123 3

    62nd out of 110 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    110 50%

    89th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    71 71%

    60th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.06 81%

    34th

    17
  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    120 50%

    77th

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    69th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.10 82%

    20th

    31

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