The University of Southampton

Information Technology in Organisations

Our ITO programmes fill the gap between traditional Computer Science and Management Information Systems by providing students with a good theoretical and practical understanding of the application of computing technologies within an organisational setting.

Although ITO’s primary focus is on the technical perspective of ITO (including programming of these systems) the professional, commercial and managerial aspect of IT systems are also covered. The programme is accredited through the British Computer Society towards the requirements for Chartered IT Professional.

Our Teaching

Our modules use of a variety of innovative teaching methods and assessment, including coursework, groupwork and exams. Here are some examples of what you'll be able to do.

Group project

Group project

Working in groups, our second year students find a customer, elicit the requirements, design and build (program) Web-based systems for the customer. The project draws on modules such as programming, databases, web/system design and commercial requirements

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Group teams and leaders

This module explores the theoretical underpinning behind collaborative working. A three-day sailing exercise on the Solent helps students understand and embed the principles, allowing time for them to reflect on their application of the theory.

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Our Programmes

Within the ECS ITO degree, there are a number of opportunities to specialise, within both 3-year Bachelor degrees and 4-year undergraduate Masters degrees.


Try before you apply

If you love maths, technology or science, try our week-long summer school in electronics and computer science.

Computing facilities

ECS has excellent computing facilities, available to all ECS undergraduates. The labs also represent a unique social space, where students have the opportunity to work on group projects or study in the same space as their friends.

The opportunity to immerse myself in a new culture, and to grow from it is one of the major reasons why I came to Southampton in the first place. The School seems to recognize these concerns, putting into place multiple orientation activities such as International Week, Jumpstart and Bunfight.

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