Information and Communication Technology

De Montfort University

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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Information and Communication Technology at De Montfort University has a focus on understanding organisational, technical and business problems and searching for appropriate solutions in a global information and communication technology (ICT) environment. The course will allow you to develop a broad range of technical and managerial skills, allowing you to understand a client’s needs for information, systems and services. You will gain the ability to analyse an organisation's need for services and technology requirements, to assembling the hardware and software, and managing people resources to meet these needs. You will learn how to technically design information systems, create tailored web front-ends for systems and the linking of systems and resources together to create coherent ICT solutions and services giving you a diverse skill set. 100% of our Information and Communication Technology graduates from summer 2017 are in work or further study after graduating according to the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) 2016-17 report.

Course details


First year Core modules: • Introduction to ICT • Information Systems Development Visual Web Development (C#) • Mathematics and Business Management • Devices and Networks Second year Core modules: • Management of ICT • ITIL IT Service Management Systems Thinking • Project Management and Development • Database Design • Introduction to Research and Ethics Third year Core modules: • Computing Project • Computing Ethics • Information Systems Strategy and Services Optional modules: • Systems Building: Methods and Management • Advanced Database Management • Data Mining • Project Management PRINCE2 • Research Methods

Assessment method

You will be taught by experts who are experienced in the areas of ICT professionalism, services and software practice. Teaching takes place through sessions in state-of-the-art computing laboratories, tutorials, lectures and self-directed study. In the first year, you will develop your skills and understanding of information system design, business IT and the creative employment of visual web and internet technologies. You will also develop business information presentations and gain an understanding of the social and technical components of ICT. The second year focuses in more detail on business ICT and methods of rapidly developing information systems. You will also explore the management of ICT in organisations. The final year develops your analytical, reporting and presentation skills with a practical project that tackles a business problem of ICT delivery, implementation or support. You will normally attend around 12-16 hours of timetabled taught sessions each week, and are expected to undertake at least 24 further hours of directed independent study and assignments as required.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeHG64
Institution code D26
Campus nameLeicester Campus
Campus codeY

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 104 points from at least 2 A-Levels Five GCSEs 9-4 including English Language and Mathematics or equivalent.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £14250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note that fees for subsequent years of study for continuing students are subject to an annual review. Any increase in fee will be in line with RPI-X (linked to the retail price index) and the fee cap set by the Government.
Information and Communication Technology at De Montfort University - UCAS