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Nottingham Trent University

Information Systems

UCAS Code: 350A

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

112 UCAS Tariff points including grade C in IT or Science subject

Pass your Access course with 60 credits overall with a minimum of 45 credits at level 3, including relevant IT or Science modules

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English grade C/4 or equivalent GCSE Maths grade C/4 or equivalent

112 UCAS tariff points from your BTEC level 3 National Diploma including relevant IT or Science modules and one A-level or equivalent qualification

112 UCAS tariff points from your BTEC level 3 National Extended Certificate and two A-levels or equivalent qualifications (one of which must be A-level grade C equivalent in an IT or Science subject)

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DMM

Including relevant IT or Science modules

UCAS Tariff

112
80%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Databases

This course addresses the growing need for graduates with business-orientated and interactive computing skills. It teaches you how to design, develop, and manage information systems with a strong focus on the business environment. You will develop a range of sought-after technical skills in information system and web development. You will also study the way in which IT supports business processes and difficult yet fascinating task of ensuring that this support is effective.

• • • Why study Information Systems at Nottingham Trent University? • • • We’ve got an excellent employability record. Over 94% of NTU graduates are employed or engaged in further study six months after leaving.

• We’re one of the top universities for offering placements. All courses offer the opportunity to get work experience giving you the real-life experience employers are looking for. Recent placements include Vauxhall, Walt Disney, IBM, Rolls Royce and Microsoft.

• We’re delivering research with impact – our Computing and Technology staff contribute to research activity in a number of areas. NTU has recently been awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for research – the highest award achievable.

• We provide innovative courses. We hold accreditations from the BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, guaranteeing that our courses are relevant to industry.

• We have inspiring learning environments. You’ll also have access to specialist centres which have facilities including games console labs, networking and security labs, human-interactive technology and stereo-projection.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,450
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Clifton Campus

Department:

School of Science and Technology

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

83%
high
Databases

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Information systems

Teaching and learning

86%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
91%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
93%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

93%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
86%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

87%
UK students
13%
International students
85%
Male students
15%
Female students
61%
2:1 or above
24%
Drop out rate
298

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Information systems

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£19,000
med
Average annual salary
85%
low
Employed or in further education
100%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
14%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
11%
Information technology technicians
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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 2015 — 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. This is also a good degree to take if you want to follow a technical role in the finance or advertising industry. Many jobs for this degree were found in the larger cities last year and opportunities may be more limited outside those areas.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Computing

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£21k

£21k

£26k

£26k

£29k

£29k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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