BSc (Hons) Information Technology with Foundation Year

Why choose this course?

Why choose this course?

Our BSc (Hons) Information Technology will appeal to highly motivated students who have a strong interest in designing IT products and services that solve real problems and are used by real people to do real work. A foundation year will put your study success on a firm footing too. 

  • Start your studies at foundation year stage to build your confidence and skills if you feel you are not quite ready to join our honours degree directly
  • Choose a degree designed in conjunction with industry and the business world to ensure that you develop the skills employers are seeking
  • Cover the major developments in IT today – from Big Data and the Internet of Things (IoT) to User Experience (UX) and User Centred Design
  • Gain valuable experience on an optional year in industry, supported by our dedicated and highly experienced placement staff
  • Work in design and development teams to deliver an IT product or service that addresses a business problem for a real client, often a local charity
  • Study in our state-of-the-art facilities including our dedicated computing labs
  • Build your skills using specialist tools which are harnessed by industry worldwide, such as SAS, R, SAS JMP, Watson Analytics, Python and Tableau for data analysis
  • Take the chance to obtain SAS certification to strengthen your CV and improve your future prospects
  • Prepare for careers in fields such as data analysis, business intelligence, web and mobile design – or even starting your own IT business venture
  • Become a highly employable graduate – we are ranked 15th highest among all UK universities and 12th for English institutions, with 96% of graduates in work or further study within six months of completing their degree (HESA 2016)

You can also take the BSc (Hons) Information Technology without a foundation year. Find out more.

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