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G500 MComp Information Technology in Organisations (4 yrs)

The MComp Information Technology in Organisations is a four-year integrated master of computing degree and gives you a more advanced understanding of IT in organisations including developing industrial and commercial computer systems, new technologies and e-business approaches, the effects of IT on society, security, e-learning and games.

Introducing your degree

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.

Programme Overview

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Our distinctive MComp Information Technology in Organisations will build upon the BSc Information Technology in Organisations programme and give you a more advanced understanding of IT in organisations. Key outcomes include:

• a group design project
• an individual research project
• an e-business strategy

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

Accreditation

Our MComp fully meets the academic requirements of the British Computer Society, allowing you to achieve Chartered IT Professional status in the shortest time.

Programme Structure

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

This programme can also be offered with a year in industry.

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

Southampton is ranked in the top 51-100 universities for Computer Science in the 2015 QS World Rankings

We are one of only 13 universities recognised as an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research by the UK Government and our academics are playing a leading role in establishing a European Data Science Academy

Entry Requirements

Typical entry requirements

GCSEs:
QualificationGrade
GCSE

GCSE Mathematics at grade B or above and GCSE English at grade C or above

A Levels:
QualificationGrade
GCE A-level

AAA 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.

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 www.southampton.ac.uk/admissions_language.

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: 4 years

Modules

Year 1

Year 1, Semester 1
Core Modules
COMP1202
Programming I
COMP1209
System Design
COMP1214
Systems & Platforms
COMP1217
Foundations of IT

Year 1, Semester 2
Core Modules
COMP1056
Web Design
COMP1204
Data Management
COMP1206
Programming 2
COMP1208
Business Information Systems


Year 2

Year 2, Semester 1

+ show 1 additional optional module...

- hide 1 additional optional module...



Year 3

Year 3, Full Academic Year
Compulsory Modules
COMP3200
Part III Individual Project

Year 3, Semester 1
Compulsory Modules
COMP3201
Cyber Security
MANG3067
Engineering Management and Law
Optional Modules
COMP3203
Serious Games
COMP3207
Cloud Application Development
COMP3208
Social Computing



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.

University experience

Now working as a technology solution specialist for IBM, ITO graduate Douglas Moore talks about how his university experience has helped him to hit the ground running in his career.

Costs

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.

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 www.calendar.soton.ac.uk.

Location

Highfield Campus

Highfield is our main campus and the heart of the University. Set in beautiful green surroundings, it’s easily accessible from the city centre. University Road, Southampton, SO17 1BJ.

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