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.
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:
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.
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.
GCSE Mathematics at grade B or above and GCSE English at grade C or above
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.
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 www.southampton.ac.uk/admissions_language.
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.
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.
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Assessment at Southampton means more than just essays and exams. We use a variety of modern learning and teaching methods involving private study, laboratory and project work, which builds on lectures.
A student-centred approach means that you can pursue your own interests according to your future goals. We will support you in plotting a route through your degree programme which can be tailored for your interests and you can even personalise assessment paths and styles.
Southampton enjoys a range of modern services for learning and support, including a well-stocked library, a large number of internet-enabled workstations, a Careers Service, Job Shop and Students’ Advice and Information Centre.
We offer outstanding facilities in our laboratories and teaching based on the latest research ensures that your skills will be highly regarded by employers.
Our methods of assessment enable you to demonstrate your strengths by showing what you have learnt.
Your assessment will be closely linked to teaching and learning, developing throughout the programme. By the time you reach the end of an assessment, you’ll understand the connection with subjects that were taught.
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.