Management and Information Technology BSc Hons - 2022 Entry

UCAS Code
GN51

Entry Year
2022

A Level Requirements
ABB see all requirements

Duration
Full time 3 Year(s)

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    For Graduate Prospects (Computer Science) The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide (2022)
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    For Graduate Prospects (Computer Science) The Complete University Guide (2022)
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    For Computer Science The Guardian University Guide (2022)

Course Overview

If you’re interested in both computer science and business – delivered by experts in both fields – this flexible degree plays to your strengths.

Accredited by Tech Industry Gold, our Management School and Computer Science department integrate industry-relevant academic learning with the technical, business and interpersonal skills to meet standards defined by employers.

We use real-world examples to question the role of information technology in business. You will learn from our cutting-edge researchers how to manage teams and projects in IT-related business scenarios, apply IT solutions and evaluate technical knowledge. Throughout, you can attend TechSkills events, conferences and benefit from their networking opportunities with employers.

Your first year provides a strong foundation in Information Systems, Business Analytics and Software Development, and covers key debates in Management, Organisations and Work. You can also study areas such as Entrepreneurship, Marketing and Operations Management.

In your second year, you move on to areas such as Financial Accounting, Managing Business Information Systems, Knowledge and Data, Project Management and Software Design. You can choose from options ranging from Business Ethics to Human Resource Management, and have the opportunity to conduct a piece of business research.

In your final year, you look at how to develop Business Information Systems and how to manage change from a psychological perspective, and study options such as Project Management and Ethical Responsibility in Business.

Throughout your studies, you will have support from our careers team, which includes a dedicated departmental careers coach working with you from day one to help with internships, placements and graduate employment. We have strong connections with employers, and the careers team offer specialist access to companies in the management and IT sectors. We will supply training in CV writing, interview assessment centres and telephone interviews, helping you with your future career ambitions, with former students going on to work in areas including consultancy and business analytics.

This degree provides a thorough knowledge of change management, project management, information technology management and information systems development. It can help you stand out in the job market, opens up opportunities with our sponsor organisations, or provides a route into further study.

BSc Management and Information Technology is also available as a four-year programme with a year in industry. It may be possible to switch to this course after you start, subject to availability and to visa and other requirements.

Entry Requirements

Grade Requirements

A Level ABB

GCSE English Language grade C or 4

IELTS 6.5 overall with at least 5.5 in each component. For other English language qualifications we accept, please see our English language requirements webpages.

Other Qualifications

International Baccalaureate 32 points overall with 16 points from the best 3 Higher Level subjects

BTEC Distinction, Distinction, Merit

We welcome applications from students with a range of alternative UK and international qualifications, including combinations of qualifications. Further guidance on admission to the University, including other qualifications that we accept, frequently asked questions and information on applying, can be found on our general admissions webpages.

Contact Admissions Team + 44 (0) 1524 592028 or via ugadmissions@lancaster.ac.uk

Course Structure

Lancaster University offers a range of programmes, some of which follow a structured study programme, and others which offer the chance for you to devise a more flexible programme to complement your main specialism. We divide academic study into two sections - Part 1 (Year 1) and Part 2 (Year 2, 3 and sometimes 4). For most programmes Part 1 requires you to study 120 credits spread over at least three modules which, depending upon your programme, will be drawn from one, two or three different academic subjects. A higher degree of specialisation then develops in subsequent years. For more information about our teaching methods at Lancaster please visit our Teaching and Learning section.

The following courses do not offer modules outside of the subject area due to the structured nature of the programmes: Architecture, Law, Physics, Engineering, Medicine, Sports and Exercise Science, Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedicine and Biomedical Science.

Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, and the University will make every reasonable effort to offer modules as advertised. In some cases changes may be necessary and may result in some combinations being unavailable, for example as a result of student feedback, timetabling, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes and new research.

Year  1

    Core

    Optional

Year  2

    Core

    Optional

Year  3

    Core

    Optional

Careers

Careers

Lancaster's world renowned academic credentials, coupled with MIT's close contacts with industry and emphasis on employability, means you will stand out in the competitive job market. Students who spend their third year in industry have an added advantage.

Lancaster's MIT graduates are recruited as business consultants, software engineers, IT consultants, IT managers, business analysts and project managers or go on to graduate management schemes with large organisations. Many students are employed by organisations endorsing the e-skills programme, such as Deloitte, Land Rover, IBM and Fujitsu.

Lancaster University is dedicated to ensuring you not only gain a highly reputable degree, you also graduate with the 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 awareness, career development, campus community and social development. Visit our Employability section for full details.

Lancaster Management School has an award winning careers team to provide a dedicated careers and placement service offering a range of innovative services for management school students. Our high reputation means we attract a wide range of leading global employers to campus offering you the opportunity to interact with graduate recruiters from day 1 of your degree.

Fees and Funding

Fees

Our annual tuition fee is set for a 12-month session, starting in the October of your year of study.

Our Undergraduate Tuition Fees for 2022/23 are:

UK International
£9,250 £23,365

Scholarships and Bursaries

At Lancaster, we believe that funding concerns should not stop any student with the talent to thrive.

We offer a range of scholarships and bursaries to help cover the cost of tuition fees and/or living expenses.

Undergraduate tuition fees

Fees are set by the UK Government annually, and subsequent year’s fees may be subject to increases. For international applicants, any annual increase will be capped at 4% of the previous year’s fee. For more information about tuition fees, including fees for Study Abroad and Work Placements, please visit our undergraduate tuition fees page.

Applicants from the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man

Some science and medicine courses have higher fees for students from the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. You can find more information about this on our Island Fees page.

Additional course costs and information

There may be extra costs related to your course for items such as books, stationery, printing, photocopying, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits. Following graduation, you may need to pay a subscription to a professional body for some chosen careers.

Specific additional costs for studying at Lancaster are listed below.

College Fees

Lancaster is proud to be one of only a handful of UK universities to have a collegiate system. We have nine colleges in total, and every student belongs to a college, whether you live on campus or choose to commute. All students pay a small college membership fee, which supports the running of college events and activities. Once you have been accepted into a college, you will receive confirmation and be required to pay a college membership fee.

For students starting in 2022, the fee is £40 for undergraduates and research students and £15 for students on one-year courses.

Computer Equipment and Internet access

To support your studies, you will also require access to a computer, along with reliable internet access. You will be able to access a range of software and services from a Windows, Mac, Chromebook or Linux device. For certain degree programmes, you may need a specific device, or we may provide you with a laptop and appropriate software - details of which will be available on relevant programme pages. A dedicated IT support helpdesk is available in the event of any problems.

The University provides limited financial support to assist students who do not have the required IT equipment or Broadband support in place.

Funding

Lancaster University has committed £3.7m in scholarships and bursaries to 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:

 

  • An Academic Scholarship of £2,000 for the first year of study to any student from the UK entering with A*, A*, A or equivalent academic qualifications 
  • An Access Scholarship of £1,000 per 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 qualifications 
  • Lancaster Bursary of £1,000 per 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. 

About the Department

Over the past 50 years, the Department of Organisation, Work and Technology has built a strong reputation in areas including human resource management, employment relations, ethics, sustainability and more. As a student in this department, you will benefit from the expertise of our academic departmental members, who are specialists across wider social sciences and management backgrounds. You will study topics shaped by contemporary issues through our strong industry connections, and you’ll find all the support, guidance and opportunities you need to help you achieve your potential and launch a successful career.

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Tech Industry Gold logo

Tech Industry Gold Accreditation

This degree programme is accredited by TechSkills as meeting industry standards for quality and relevance to tech and digital careers. Courses carrying this Tech Industry Gold accreditation provide students with the blend of technical, business and professional skills employers need. Employers remain involved in the programme delivery through employer events, talks and competitions, to enhance development opportunities for students and enable them to build industry contacts as they progress through the programme and into successful careers.

Student Insights

"Management and Information Technology is very challenging, yet a tremendously rewarding degree. Having technology integrated in all aspects of our life, MIT equips you with the most up-to-date knowledge and skills. The employers love that! For me, as a graduate, the broad range of studies unlocked many career paths and helped with getting a job months before my graduation! Lisa Denderuk, MIT graduate 2020

Contact hours

The amount of time you spend in lectures, seminars and other learning activities will differ from year to year and vary depending on the module options you choose. These figures are averages from the most recently available data for this course, the academic year 2018-2019, and are based on 1,200 study hours per year. The figures apply to single honours degrees. Joint honours degrees will vary from the percentages below depending on the combinations studied.

Year 1

  • 23%

    Scheduled contact hours

  • 77%

    Independent study

Year 2

  • 18%

    Scheduled contact hours

  • 82%

    Independent study

Year 3

  • 17%

    Scheduled contact hours

  • 83%

    Independent study

Assessment

Most of our degrees use a broad range of assessments methods. These figures are averages based on the most recently collected data for this course, and are given as a guide.

Year 1

  • 56%

    Coursework

  • 44%

    Written exams

Year 2

  • 65%

    Coursework

  • 35%

    Written exams

Year 3

  • 52%

    Coursework

  • 48%

    Written exams

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