The future is technology

Interested in computer-based systems? This course will give you the skills and understanding you need to apply for jobs where you analyse, design and implement them. This pathway is designed for a broad approach to key IT topics. You'll gain practical skills underpinned by sound theoretical understanding.

If you choose to do the full BSc (Hons), you’ll have the chance to spend a year in industry, honing your transferable skills. It’s an invaluable opportunity to apply the knowledge you acquire in the lab and lecture halls to the development of real-world systems.

We offer the opportunity for all undergraduate Home/EU students to undertake a work placement, internship or work experience while studying a full-time course starting in September 2019.


Why study Information Technology at LSBU?

  • We’re professionally recognized for full exemption from British Computer Society examinations.
  • Choose specialist modules to suit career aspirations.
  • Specialist labs and industry-standard software mean you get the practical digital skills that employers value.
  • Work experience: You'll have the option to undertake a work placement in your third year.
  • Innovative research: No. 1 London Modern Uni for Research Quality - Computing, Sunday Times League Table 2017.

Key course information - ordered by mode

Mode Duration Start Date Location
Full-time 1 year September Southwark Campus
Part-time 2 years September Southwark Campus

Modules

Taught modules (September - May)

  • Research & Professional Practice
  • IS Project Management

Plus three optional modules from below:

  • Digital Web Applications
  • IT Infrastructure and Management
  • Introduction to Data Science
  • Management Concepts & Evaluation Techniques
  • Systematic Software Development
  • Engineering Software
  • Network Configuration and Management
  • Strategic IT Management
  • Distributed Computer Systems
  • IT Systems Administration
  • Digital Content Management
  • Principles of Data Mining
  • Information Management and Decision Support Systems
  • Social & Collaborative Computing
  • Web Services, Security & Management

Project module (June - September)

  • Honours Informatics Project

Employability

IT touches every sector, so your career opportunities are unlimited. Our graduates have excellent career prospects in IT roles spanning project management, IT management, IT systems/business analyst and information systems management.

And there are plentiful career opportunities in technical fields such as computer operations, computer systems sales and service, programming, systems analysis, software engineering and technical authorship.

Skills for work

We’re hands on. We take an applied approach. As well as great practical IT skills you’ll develop professional IT skills, such as: identifying the right analytical tool to meet an IT requirement and how to present IT solutions to various stakeholders. These are the skills that will get you noticed!

Employability Service

We are the University of the Year for Graduate Employment - The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.

At LSBU, we want to set you up for a successful career. During your studies – and for two years after you graduate – you’ll have access to our Employability Service, which includes:

  • An online board where you can see a wide range of placements: part-time, full-time or voluntary. You can also drop in to see our Job Shop advisers, who are always available to help you take the next step in your search.
  • Our Careers Gym offering group workshops on CVs, interview techniques and finding work experience, as well as regular presentations from employers across a range of sectors.

Our Student Enterprise team can also help you start your own business and develop valuable entrepreneurial skills.

Professional links

At LSBU we have a longstanding professional relationship with the British Computer Society and are recognised for full exemption from their professional examinations.

Work experience transforms a CV. It’s important that you get some – and we’ll help you do that. The placement gives you the opportunity to spend a year in the work-place, honing your transferable skills and proving your academic learning in the development of real-world systems.

During the year you’ll stay in regular contact with your tutor and your peers – and we’ll make sure that you have the support you need.

Teaching and learning

Personal Tutoring

As an undergraduate or MEng Engineering student, you will be allocated a named tutor during your first three weeks at LSBU. The role of your tutor is to be your primary contact for academic and professional development support.

Your tutor will support you to get the most of your time at LSBU, providing advice and signposting to other sources of support in the University.

Your tutor should be the first person at the university that you speak to if you are having any difficulties that are affecting your work. These could be academic, financial, health-related or another type of problem.

You will have appointments with your personal tutor at least twice a semester throughout your course. You can contact your tutor for additional support by email or in person.

Entry requirements

HND in an appropriate subject

  • Successful record of a relevant, recent study to a level broadly equivalent to years one and two of undergraduate study, which would be an HND in a relevant subject, with at least 3 merits in HND plus 2 others on merit.

How to apply

International students

International (non-Home/EU) applicants should follow our international how to apply guide.

Instructions for Home/EU applicants

Mode Duration Start date Application code Application method
Part-time 2 years September 4006 Direct to LSBU
Full-time 1 year September G406 UCAS

For full-time courses, please send your applications through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) using our code L75. UCAS is the organisation responsible for managing applications to higher education courses in the UK.

For part-time courses, you can apply directly to the University.

For more details on how to apply (full-time and part-time) see our how to apply page.

Accommodation

Once we have made you an offer, you can apply for accommodation. You can rent from LSBU and you’ll deal directly with the university, not third party providers. That means we can guarantee you options to suit all budgets, with clear tenancy agreements and all-inclusive rents that include insurance for your personal belongings, internet access in each bedroom and on-site laundry facilities.

Or, if you’d rather rent privately, we can give you a list of landlords – just ask our Accommodation Service.

Finance

You don't need to wait for a confirmed place on a course to start applying for student finance. Read how to pay your fees as an undergraduate student.

Prepare to start

Applicant events

After you’ve received your offer we’ll send you emails about events we run to help you prepare for your course.

Welcome Week

Before you start your course we’ll send you information on what you’ll need to do before you arrive and during your first few days on campus. You can read about the process on our Welcome Week pages.

Program taught in:
English

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Last updated February 17, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 23, 2019
Duration
1 - 2 
Part-time
Full-time
Price
9,250 GBP
Year 1 Full-time UK/EU fee: £9250; International fee: £13125. Year 1 Part-time UK/EU fee: £6166.67; International fee: £9186.67
Deadline
By locations
By date
Start Date
Sep 23, 2019
End Date
June 5, 2020
Application deadline

Sep 23, 2019

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Application deadline
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