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IT for Creative Industries (with Industrial Experience) MSci Hons

What will you study?

This degree course is ideal if you're looking to study Information Technology with an emphasis on the skills required by the creative industries such as movies, music or games. As well as developing your skills to design, manage and develop the next generation of interactive services, you will also gain the understanding you'll need to work with designers, artists and producers.

In your first year, you will study Software Development, Information Systems and Creative Technology. Subjects studied in your second and third years include Graphics and Animation, Games Design and Security and Risk.

In your fourth and final year you will study additional Masters-level courses and undertake placements in the creative industries.

Where could it take you?

Your degree will provide you with the skills to succeed in a wide range of companies. You may choose to follow in the footsteps of previous graduates who’ve become technologists with some of the major companies in this sector, such as the BBC, or have gone on to further study.

Lancaster University is dedicated to ensuring you not only gain a highly reputable degree, but that you also graduate with relevant life and work based skills. We are unique in that every student is eligible to participate in The Lancaster Award which offers you the opportunity to complete key activities such as work experience, employability/career development, campus community and social development. Visit our Employability section for full details.

Typical entry requirements

For courses starting in 2015:

A-level: AAB

General Studies: Normally accepted as one of the best 3 grades, if 4 A-levels presented

Preference: Minimum of two A-levels

Key skills: Not included in offer

GCSE: English and Maths at grade C

Scottish Highers: ABBBB

Irish Leaving Cert: Offers will be made on the basis of 5 or 6 Higher level subjects. Please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office (01524 592028) for further information

International Bacc: 35 pts overall with 16 pts from 3 HL subjects

BTEC: Overall grades of DDD

HNC/HND: Direct entry to second year with Distinctions in relevant subjects

IELTS: 6.0

Financial Support

Lancaster University has committed£3.7m in scholarships and bursariesto help with your fees and living costs. Our financial support depends on your circumstances and how well you do in your A-levels (or equivalent academic qualifications) before starting study with us.

Lancaster University's priority is to support every student to make the most of their life and education. For students starting their study with us in 2015, over 600 each year will be entitled to bursaries and/or scholarships to help them with the cost of fees and/or living expenses. For UK students entering in 2015 we will have the following financial support available:

AnAcademic Scholarship of £2,000for the first year of study to any student from the UK entering with A*, A*, A or equivalent academic qualificationsAnAccess Scholarship of £1,000per year for all UK students from households with an income of less than £42,600 who achieve grades of A*, A, A or the equivalent academic qualificationsALancaster Bursary of £1,000per annum for all students from England with a household income of more than £25,000 but less than £42,600

*All of the financial awards above are subject to approval by the Office for Fair Access July 2014.

For full details of the University's financial support packages including eligibility criteria, please visit our fees and funding page

View details of our current Undergraduate fees.

Students also need to consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, photocopying, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits. Following graduation it may be necessary to take out subscriptions to professional bodies and to buy business attire for job interviews.