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Lancaster University

Information Technology for Creative Industries

UCAS Code: GH5P
MSci (Hons) 4 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

144

% applicants receiving offers

67%

Subjects
  • Electronic & electrical engineering
  • Information systems
Student score
82% MED
78% MED
% employed or in further study
96% MED
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£26k MED
£24.6k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
AAA

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 144 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

67%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,250

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

This degree course is ideal if you're looking to study Information Technology with an emphasis on the skills required by the creative industries such as movies, music or games. As well as developing your skills to design, manage and develop the next generation of interactive services, you will also gain the understanding you'll need to work with designers, artists and producers. In your fourth year you will study Masters-level courses and undertake placements in the creative industries.

Modules

Year 1: Introduction to design; software development; information systems; creative technology. Year 2: IT service management; databases; human-computer interaction; computer networks; software design; professional issues and research methods; IT for creative industries innovation challenge group project; animation and computer graphics. Year 3: IT security and risk; final year project; advanced internet and mobile applications; game design; media coding and processing. Year 4: Industrial experience year.

Lancaster University

Grizedale College at dusk

Collegiate, local, global: Lancaster is the ultimate university community. Whoever you are, you're bound to feel at home. At Lancaster you won't just be coming to a top 10 university, you'll be coming to a world of opportunity - Lancaster students can volunteer in Malaysia, India and China. We've had the best uni halls for three years running, according to the National Student Housing Survey.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
33%
67%

Year 1

25%
75%

Year 2

18%
82%

Year 3

17%
83%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
27%
73%

Year 1

25%
75%

Year 2

30%
70%

Year 3

100%

Year 4

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 90%
Student score 82% MED
Able to access IT resources

100%

Staff made the subject interesting

86%

Library resources are satisfactory

100%

Feedback on work has been helpful

45%

Feedback on work has been prompt

55%

Staff are good at explaining things

90%

Received sufficient advice and support

86%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
23% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
8% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
400 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
73% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
17% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 96% MED
Average graduate salary £26k MED
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

10%

Graduates who are engineering professionals

53%

Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals

4%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The recession has made things difficult for graduates in this subject and you would normally expect a lower unemployment rate – but most graduates do get jobs quite quickly after university, and starting salaries are pretty good. The most common jobs are in telecommunications, electrical and electronic engineering, but there is some crossover with the computing industry, so many graduates start work in IT and computing jobs. At the moment, there's a particular demand for electrical engineers in the oil and gas industries, electronics and the car and aerospace industries. Bear in mind that a lot of courses are four years long, and lead to an MEng qualification – this is necessary if you want to become a Chartered Engineer.
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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 86%
Student score 78% MED
Able to access IT resources

97%

Staff made the subject interesting

68%

Library resources are satisfactory

95%

Feedback on work has been helpful

55%

Feedback on work has been prompt

65%

Staff are good at explaining things

89%

Received sufficient advice and support

74%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
32% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
19% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
399 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
59% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
29% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £24.6k MED
Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

6%

Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals

52%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

5%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Information systems courses cover a range of areas, including information design, modelling and the finance industry. How well graduates did made a particular difference in 2012 – computing graduates with good grades were much less likely to be out of work after six months. Most students do get jobs, though, and starting salaries are good – particularly in London, and that’s where over a quarter of graduates started work last year. Be realistic with these degrees – opportunities are not spread throughout the country and you might struggle, for example, to get an information systems job outside the larger cities.
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