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Southampton Solent University

Business Information Technology

UCAS Code: G593
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Information systems
Student score
75% MED
% employed or in further study
89% MED
Average graduate salary
£23.5k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

From 2 A levels or equivalent international qualification

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 48 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


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


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

Are you hoping to start a career in information technology? On this British Computer Society accredited degree, you’ll focus on how information technology helps to support modern businesses as they strive to accomplish their strategic priorities. You’ll also learn a range of essential business and management skills, which are vital for an exciting and challenging career in IT. Students studying information technology management here at Solent will have the opportunity to use the latest software and hardware in our dedicated computing and networking labs. These include our usability labs, which use eye-tracking technology to test the functionality of digital platforms and the quality of the user experience. Southampton Solent University also operates a devices lab - an area which contains a range of mobile devices for website and application testing. Successful students will have the opportunity to gain an Oracle certification alongside their degree. This shows employers that they possess proven skills and opens up the door to further certification through the ‘Oracle University’ programme. Business information technology at Southampton Solent University has a strong focus on employability. This means that the curriculum is designed to equip students with skills that are relevant to employers. Students are also encouraged to take part in placements in their third year of study, or during their summer breaks.


Year one: CORE UNITS *Systems Analysis and Design *Introduction to Databases *Internet Technology *Introduction to Programming and Problem-Solving *Introduction to Professional Practice *Business Information Management *Event-Driven Programming. Year two: CORE UNITS *Information Systems Design *Enterprise Database Development *Analytics and Financial Analysis *Developing for the Internet *Graduate and Professional Development. OPTIONS *Human-Digital Interaction Design *Curriculum Plus (including languages and entrepreneurship). Year three: CORE UNITS *Project (double unit) *Decision Support Systems and Business Intelligence *Software Requirements Project Management. OPTIONS *Human-Computer Interaction *Web Application Development *Enterprise Data Modelling *Curriculum Plus (including languages and entrepreneurship).

Southampton Solent University

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We're a dynamic new university dedicated to academic excellence, social justice and the integration of theory and practice. Real world experience is built into innovative courses in business, technology, art and design, media production, maritime, the creative industries and sport. We have strong roots in Southampton and the region, working closely with the community and employers.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 77%
Student score 75% MED
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



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
8% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
14% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
231 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
78% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
12% 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 89% MED
Average graduate salary £23.5k MED
Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals


Graduates who are information technology technicians


Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals


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 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.
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