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University of Salford

Business Information Technology with Professional Experience Year

UCAS Code: G500

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

Entry requirements


112-120 From a minimum of 2 A2's or equivalent.

112 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points from a QAA Approved Level 3 Access to HE Diploma to contain a minimum of 45 credits at Level 3 and 15 at Level 2 to total 60 credits overall for the full award.

112-120 From a minimum of 2 A2's or equivalent. Additional AS Levels can be used towards the overall tariff points provided they are not completed in the same subject as the A2.

112-120 Not acceptable on it's own. Points must be gained from a minimum of 2 A2's or equivalent.

112-120 Not acceptable on it's own. Points must be gained from a minimum of 2 A2's or equivalent.

112-120 Not acceptable on it's own. Points must be gained from a minimum of 2 A2's or equivalent.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Minimum of 5 Grade GCSE's with C or grade 4 (or above) in Maths and English GCSE. Equivalent qualifications Key Skills Level 2, and Functional Skills Level 2, are also accepted.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

31

including a grade 5 in standard level maths and grade 6 in standard level english

112-120 from a minimum of 2 Higher Level Subjects including a minimum of H5 in Maths and English

112-120 Not acceptable on it's own. Points must be gained from a minimum of 2 A2's or equivalent.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma

D*D*

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate

D,M,M

112-120 Not acceptable on it's own. Must be completing a minimum of 2 of these or other A Level equivalent qualification.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DMM

112-120 Not acceptable on it's own or with additional AS Levels. Must be doing an additional A2 or equivalent to top up to required points.

112-120 From a minimum of 2 Advanced Highers with B Grades

112-120 From a minimum of 2 Advanced Highers with B Grades

UCAS Tariff

112-120

From a minimum of 2 A2's or equivalent.

100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Sandwich | 2018

Subject

Information systems

The Business Information Technology course has been designed in collaboration between our expert course leaders and our partners in business, industry and the public sector. You will find modules are inspired by the very latest information systems research.
You will learn about the management of information in organisations by understanding systems concepts, communications and information technologies.
You will also develop a detailed understanding of the relationships between business organisations, information and technology, and also how individuals and groups operate within an organisation. The Professional Development module in the second year helps you to develop the skills you need – presentation skills, networking, interview techniques etc – to move more easily into successful employment.
Students on our BIT programme have the opportunity to try out their ideas and learning on a range of exciting projects, including working with our 3D printers and the application of 4G technology.
By your final year, you will possess strong technical skills and be well equipped to lead and contribute to the development, deployment and integration of IT solutions in a variety of organisational settings.
You can enhance your career options with a year-long industrial placement giving you the opportunity to apply the skills, knowledge and understanding you have gained in the first two years of the course. You will work with an employer either in the UK or overseas; this could be a local, national or international organisation. In 2016-17, these included such as BUPA and IBM. During this year, you will not pay fees to the University and will earn a wage for the work that you do. There are different entry requirements and course codes for the Professional Experience Year option. This degree is also offered with a Foundation Year.

Modules

Year 1; Principles of Systems Development, Principles of Accounting, Information Systems, Principles of Economics, Business Statistics, Principles of Marketing, . Year 2; People and Computing, Mobile Application Development, Project Management, Entrepreneurial Project, Law in a Business Context, Professional Development. On completion of year 2 you may choose to undertake a year's paid professional placement. If you choose to take the professional year option, you will not pay fees to the University and will earn a wage for the work that you do. Year 4; Bit Project 1, eCommerce, Consulting and Practice, BIT Project 2, Business Innovation with Digital Technology, Strategic Management, Business Ethics and Sustainability.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Salford

Department:

Salford Business School

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.

75%
med
Information systems

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

79%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
74%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
81%
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

78%
Library resources
83%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
74%
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?

58%
UK students
42%
International students
71%
Male students
29%
Female students
78%
2:1 or above
24%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
B
B
351

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.

£20,420
med
Average annual salary
85%
low
Employed or in further education
53%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

16%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
13%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
9%
Customer service occupations
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.

£18k

£18k

£21k

£21k

£25k

£25k

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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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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