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Course summary

**Please note that the information provided relates to the current academic year and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University. Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information.** Course summary

  • Prepare for the degree with a foundation year.
  • Learn to manage the technological solutions at the heart of modern organisations.
  • Study data analysis, management, infrastructure and web content management.
  • Gain entrepreneurship and enterprise skills and manage full live projects.
  • Prepare to undertake professional accreditations such as PRINCE2 (Project Management), AGILE and ITIL (Service Management).
On this course you’ll learn contemporary approaches towards business modelling, supporting you in your analysis, design and implementation of IT solutions. You’ill gain knowledge in using and manipulating contemporary web-based content management systems – plus the opportunity to develop digital marketing strategies that complement web systems. If you don’t meet the entry requirements for our BSc (Hons) Information Technology with Business Studies course, or you’d like extra preparation before starting degree-level study. You’ll share the first year with other computing foundation year students, then move on to the degree. How you learn This course offers a diverse approach towards teaching and learning. Staff members teaching on this course have valuable industry experience in both business management and information technology. The course has been consistently recognised for high levels of student satisfaction and experience. You learn through:
  • lectures and seminars
  • tutorials and workshops
  • practical activity-based sessions
  • group and individual project work
  • independent study
  • work placements
In the foundation year, you’ll build on your existing knowledge and experience — developing useful academic, computing and IT skills in preparation for undergraduate study. You’ll benefit from innovative course content that allows you to access and use cutting-edge technology. Throughout, you’ll reflect on your progress, and build valuable communication and interpersonal skills. You will be supported in your learning journey towards highly skilled, graduate level employment through a number of key areas. These include:
  • access to our unique student support triangle to help with your personal, academic and career development
  • access to our Skills Centre with one to ones, webinars and online resources, where you can get help with planning and structuring your assignments
  • industry-specific employability activities such as live projects, learning in simulated environments and networking opportunities
**Applied Learning Work Placements** You’ll have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your second and third years. Previous placements have taken place at organisations such as IBM, BMW, Nissan, Xerox and Boots. Live projects We work with industrial advisers to make sure the design of the curriculum is aligned with the needs of industry. You’ll work on client-based projects from the public services sector, private sector SMEs and large corporate organisations. This facilitates a closer connection to industry, where you’re able to apply theory to real projects. As it’s increasingly popular for graduates to run their own business, we’ve developed a unique series of modules that allow you to develop your entrepreneurial skills and creativity. Both students and graduates have the opportunity to access our enterprise resources – providing office space, office equipment, meeting facilities and tailored business support. You’ll also have unique certification opportunities through PRINCE2 (Project Management), ITIL (IT service Management) and Business Architecture Expert (LEADing Practice Enterprise Standards Body).

Modules

Year 1 - Compulsory modules Foundations in Computing Year 2 - Compulsory modules Employability And Work Based Learning Information Analysis For Business Information Systems Introduction To Digital Technology It Service Support Understanding Organisations Year 3 - Compulsory modules Business Analysis For Enterprise Systems Employability And Project Based Learning Introduction To Cloud Computing It Infrastructure And Emerging Technologies Elective modules Digital Marketing Information Management Managing For Performance Year 4 - Optional modules Placement Year Final year - Compulsory modules Business Architecture Expert Entrepreneurial Theory And Practice 3 Professional Practice Elective modules Applied Business Intelligence Developing Strategies For Change Dissertation Innovative Multimedia Knowledge Management Relationship Marketing Management

Assessment method

Coursework Exams Practicals


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
A019
Institution code:
S21
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We may also accept you, if you have limited qualifications but can show evidence of ability and a genuine commitment to studying the subject. Some applicants may be invited to attend an informal interview with the course leader to ensure that the programme is suitable for themselves and their aspirations. Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.shu.ac.uk/courses/computing/bsc-honours-information-technology-with-business-studies-with-foundation-year/full-time

Additional entry requirements

Other

We may also accept you, if you have limited qualifications but can show evidence of ability and a genuine commitment to studying the subject. Some applicants may be invited to attend an informal interview with the course leader to ensure that the programme is suitable for themselves and their aspirations. Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 or over at the point of enrolment. Please note that the information provided on this web page relates to 2021 courses and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £15860 Year 1
International £15860 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please refer to our website for up-to-date information on costs and fees: https://www.shu.ac.uk/study-here

Sponsorship information

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

Information Technology with Business Studies with Foundation Year at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS