Guide to studying Information Technology & Systems
Study Information Technology & Systems, and you'll already be heading down a lucrative and exciting career path.
- What qualifications do you need?
Information management is a cycle: the acquisition of information, the custodianship and the distribution of that information, and its ultimate removal, either into archives or by being deleted.
A degree in Information Technology & Systems will help you understand this cycle and show you how to interpret complex computer systems for business and organisational use.
Similar courses for Information Technology & Systems include:
- Information Services
- Data Management
- Systems Auditing
Information managers have to be meticulous and precise in organising, researching, analysing and caring for books, data or other information. Through a degree, you'll learn specialist skills and critical practices for use in both historical and modern contexts.
Read our five reasons to study Information Technology & Systems for more information on why you might choose to study this subject area.
Degrees teach transferable skills such as presentation, research, communication, discipline and organisation – all valuable to a future career.
Particular job areas include in IT, libraries, retail, sales, publishing, teaching, charity work, social work and social care, authorship, journalism and PR.
Numerous companies offer graduate schemes in this subject, such as CILIP.
Subject and grade requirements depend on the university. Always confirm the entry requirements for the particular university/course you're interested in.
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- Choosing A Levels
- BSc Information Management and Business
- BA Digital Media and Information Studies
- BA Library Management
- BSc Information Science
Modules are usually assessed by a combination of exams and coursework with various weightings. Work placements can be organised through the departments, and the final year usually includes a dissertation module, requiring an essay of over 10,000 words.
Examples of taught MAs and research degrees at postgraduate level include a straight MA in Information Technology and master's courses in Archive Administration, Records Management, Information Science, Network Security and Library Studies.