The University of Southampton

G560  BSc Information Technology in Organisations (3 yrs)

This three-year BSc degree in Information Technology in Organisations provides the skills and knowledge fundamental to designing and building effective systems. Areas of study will include the development and security of IT systems, the effects of IT on society and e-commerce and will prepare you for a career as a flexible and adaptable IT professional.

Introducing your degree

Please note: the final year of entry for this programme is 2017

In a world where information technology plays a vital role in business operations, companies are looking for adaptable professionals who understand organisations as much as the systems they use.


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Information technology (IT) is critical to the success of organisations from government and public sector agencies to big multinational companies. At Southampton our academics have pioneered many of the most important advances in computer science and web technology of the past 10 years.

Our distinctive BSc Information Technology in Organisations programme will provide you with a unique perspective and prepare you for a career as a flexible IT professional.
Our teaching places a strong emphasis on discussion, analysis, and reflection on technical practice, and uses a variety of teaching methods, including team-building and management-related activities.
This three-year programme uses our outstanding computing facilities to give you a good grounding in the fundamental issues of IT in organisations. Key areas of study include:

  • development of IT systems
  • the security of IT systems
  • the effects of IT on society
  • e-business and e-commerce

Graduates will be able to use their skills in any sector in which IT plays an important part, from finance to leisure and entertainment. We have strong relationships with employers, and our graduates are particularly in demand for their understanding of organisations and their practical abilities in the workplace. We have our own Careers Hub website and run an annual careers fair.

View the programme specification document for this course


Our BSc Information Technology in Organisations is accredited by the British Computer Society.

Programme Structure

Students undertake three years of study. Each year there are compulsory modules. However, the degree has been designed to maximise student choice by allowing you to tailor the degree structure to suit your own interests.

To Apply

All undergraduate applications for Electronics and Computer Science should be made online through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

Find out how to apply and get further details about UCAS' website, phone and contact details.

Key Facts

Southampton University has pioneered many of the most important advances in computer science and web technology of the past 10 years

We are in the top 10% in the UK for the volume and quality of our Computer Science research (REF 2014)

100% of our Computer Science research impact is world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2014)

We have been ranked in the UK top ten for Computer Sciences for over ten years by the Guardian University Guide 2008-2017

We are ranked second in the UK’s prestigious Russell Group for graduate prospects in Computer Science by the Complete University Guide 2018

We are one of only 14 universities recognised as an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research by the UK Government and our academics have played a leading role in establishing a European Data Science Academy

"I have really enjoyed my course – it has unlocked my ability to manage myself, and others. The lecturers have been helpful and friendly and have a wealth of experience to offer us."

Robbie Moore

Elizabeth Bolton, Information Technology in Organisations

Elizabeth Bolton graduated with a BSc in Information Technology in Organisations. Here she talks about being an Electronics and Computer Science student, her experience at the University of Southampton and her future career plans and ambitions.

Entry Requirements

Typical entry requirements

A Levels:
A Level

AAB in three A Levels, or DDD in BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in IT, or equivalent qualifications. A good grade at GCSE Maths is required.


GCSE Mathematics at grade 6 / B or above and GCSE English at grade 4 / C or above

Other Qualifications:

English Language Requirements

If English is not your first language, you will be required to pass an approved English test. We normally ask for a score of IELTS 6.5 with at least 5.5 in each competency. For information on other accepted English language tests, please visit

Alternative Qualifications

We welcome applications from candidates offering qualifications other than A and AS levels (including BTEC Higher National Diploma, European Baccalaureate, International Baccalaureate, Irish Leaving Certificate and Scottish Highers). You will be expected to attain an equivalent standard (or higher) to an A level applicant.

International Qualifications

We welcome applications from international students. For information on applying, visit the International Office website.

Mature Applicants

We welcome applications from mature students. If you will be over 21 at the start of your proposed degree programme, you are may be eligible for exemption from our normal entry requirements. However, you will be required to provide evidence of having completed recent study (eg Access, Return to Study, Open University foundation courses) and of your capacity to pursue the course.

Selection process:

We select students on the basis of a UCAS application. UCAS code: G560 Course title: BSc Information Technology in Organisations Course duration: 3 years


Year 1

Web Design
Programming I
Computer Systems I
Data Management
Business Information Systems
Software Modelling and Design
Foundations of IT
Optional Core
Programming 2

Career Opportunities

Employability is embedded into modules from the first year onwards and right from the first lecture. We explain the degree skills which are being taught throughout the modules and offer a number of optional employability modules.

The technical skills you will obtain are in high demand, as are the skills of understanding and analysing problems, together with communicating the results.

Major technology organisations have a special need for IT specialists. You could end up as part of the team writing the next version of Windows, devising a computer based stock control system for an automotive manufacturer, or writing a secure web-based customer interface for a US music distributor.

Engineering and Technology Careers Fair

Organised by the ECS Careers Hub, our annual Engineering and Technology Careers Fair attracts 85 companies and provides great opportunities for our students with leading employers.

Careers Hub

Fees & funding

Tuition fees

Course fees for 2017/18 full-time UK and EU undergraduate students are typically £9,250 per year. Tuition fees for international students differ between each course. Most part-time courses cost 50% of the full-time fee.

View the full list of course fees


Scholarships, bursaries or grants may be available to support you through your course. Funding opportunities available to you are linked to your subject area and/or your country of origin. These can be from the University of Southampton or other sources.

Explore funding opportunities

Costs associated with this course

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

There will also be further costs for the following, not purchasable from the University:

Approved CalculatorsCandidates may use calculators in the examination room only as specified by the University and as permitted by the rubric of individual examination papers. The University approved models are Casio FX-570 and Casio FX-85GT Plus. These may be purchased from any source and no longer need to carry the University logo.
StationeryYou will be expected to provide your own day-to-day stationery items, e.g. pens, pencils, notebooks, etc). Any specialist stationery items will be specified under the Additional Costs tab of the relevant module profile.
TextbooksWhere a module specifies core texts these should generally be available on the reserve list in the library. However due to demand, students may prefer to buy their own copies. These can be purchased from any source.

Some modules suggest reading texts as optional background reading. The library may hold copies of such texts, or alternatively you may wish to purchase your own copies. Although not essential reading, you may benefit from the additional reading materials for the module.
Printing and Photocopying CostsIn the majority of cases, coursework such as essays; projects; dissertations is likely to be submitted on line. However, there are some items where it is not possible to submit on line and students will be asked to provide a printed copy. A list of the University printing costs can be found here:

In some cases you’ll be able to choose modules (which may have different costs associated with that module) which will change the overall cost of a programme to you. Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at


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