Management and Information Technology (Industry) BSc Hons - 2019 Entry

UCAS Code
GN52

Entry Year
2019 also available in 2020

A Level Requirements
AAB see all requirements see all requirements

Duration
Full time 4 Year(s)

Course Overview

How does Amazon work? How do you develop technology to make organisations more productive? If you’re interested in both computer science and business, this flexible degree plays to your strengths.

It is an accredited Tech Industry Gold three-year degree run by our Management School and Computer Science departments. It integrates 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 how to manage teams and projects in IT-related business scenarios, apply IT solutions and evaluate technical knowledge. Throughout your degree, you can attend Tech Partnership Degrees events, conferences and their networking opportunities with employers.

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

In your second year, you’ll 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. You will have also the opportunity to learn how to conduct a piece of business research.

In your final year you will look at how to develop Business Information Systems and how to manage change from a psychological perspective, plus study options such as Security and Risk and ethical responsibility in business.

This degree provides a thorough knowledge of change management, project management, information technology management and information systems development. It can lead to further study, and it also helps you stand out in the job market and opens up opportunities with our sponsor organisations.

  • Course Overview

    Course Overview

    How does Amazon work? How do you develop technology to make organisations more productive? If you’re interested in both computer science and business, this flexible degree plays to your strengths.

    It is an accredited Tech Industry Gold three-year degree run by our Management School and Computer Science departments. It integrates 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 how to manage teams and projects in IT-related business scenarios, apply IT solutions and evaluate technical knowledge. Throughout your degree, you can attend Tech Partnership Degrees events, conferences and their networking opportunities with employers.

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

    In your second year, you’ll 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. You will have also the opportunity to learn how to conduct a piece of business research.

    In your final year you will look at how to develop Business Information Systems and how to manage change from a psychological perspective, plus study options such as Security and Risk and ethical responsibility in business.

    This degree provides a thorough knowledge of change management, project management, information technology management and information systems development. It can lead to further study, and it also helps you stand out in the job market and opens up opportunities with our sponsor organisations.

  • Entry Requirements

    Entry Requirements

    Grade Requirements

    A Level AAB

    GCSE Mathematics grade C or 4, 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 35 points overall with 16 points from the best 3 Higher Level subjects

    BTEC Distinction, Distinction, Distinction

    We welcome applications from students with a range of alternative UK and international qualifications, including combinations of qualification. 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

    Course Structure

    Many of Lancaster's degree programmes are flexible, offering students the opportunity to cover a wide selection of subject areas to complement their main specialism. You will be able to study a range of modules, some examples of which are listed below.

    Year 1

      Core

      Optional

    Year 2

      Core

      Optional

    Year 3

    Module information for this year is not currently available.

    Year 4

      Core

      Optional

    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. 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 visit our Teaching and Learning section.

    Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research.

  • 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.

    An MIT degree opens the door to a wide range of careers. 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 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 2019/20 are:

    UK/EU Overseas
    £9,250 £19,350

    Tuition fees for programmes are set annually for all new and continuing students. If you are studying on a course of more than one year’s duration, the fees for subsequent years of your programme are likely to increase each year. Such increases are normally calculated based on increases in the costs incurred by the institution, or in relation to UK government regulations which set the maximum fee for certain categories of student.

    For the majority of undergraduate students, the most recent annual increase was 2.8%. Any change in fee rates will be communicated to students and applicants prior to the start of the academic year in question, and normally at least eight months prior to enrolment. Further details can be found in our Terms and Conditions.

    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 details here: Island Students.

    Funding

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

    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.

Visit Department

Download the latest Computing and Communications brochure, featuring all of the information you could need. The includes detailed course information about each of our courses.

Get Involved

There are plenty of opportunities for you to get involved in extracurricular activities that will enrich your degree and enable you to pursue your interests in computing outside of your classes.

Compete

Computing students join national competitions such as the Barclays Technology Challenge. In this, teams are given a selection of problems and must find solutions by creating prototypes and a commercial plan. An expert panel of judges decide the winners. Prizes include work experience with Barclays and the BBC.

Travel

Our Students' Union offers a subsidised opportunity for you to expand your academic horizons. Computing students have travelled to the USA for Your Global Exploration. This involves visiting other universities, meeting companies and taking part in technological challenges.

Join

Our Computer Science Society is a student-led society that hosts events - talks, hackathons, and meetups. These are to explore and share ideas in computing, communications and information technology. It offers its members networking opportunities with potential employers. The Society also hosts a forum for discussing topics around computing.

Innovate

The Innovation Hub offers you the opportunity to develop ideas that could enhance your student experience. We encourage computing students to get involved with developing technological solutions. Our students help to support the development of the iLancaster app - a free app delivering services, resources and information.

Support

We have an enthusiastic team of student ambassadors who provide support at events and help in the local community. You could help to inspire children to learn programming or computational thinking. Help us to encourage the next generation of computer scientists. Our students have been involved in a nationwide network of after-school coding clubs for children aged 9-11.

Careers and Personal Development

Our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees provide excellent employment prospects. We want you to make the best start to your career.

Professional Experience

Many of our degrees have the option to work on projects and dissertations for external companies. We also offer industrial placements and industry specific modules.

Internships

Our students and recent graduates can apply for relevant, paid work experience. Internships allow you to apply your academic knowledge in real-world situations - and get paid for it!

Careers Support

Our careers service offers lifetime support, help and friendly advice. Search for opportunities or explore options for further study.

Postgraduate

After you have graduated, you will have the opportunity to continue your studies to the level of Masters or PhD. In addition, we have a number of careers resources specifically for postgraduates.

Meet our Students

Edward Thompson

MSci Hons Computer Science (with Industrial Experience)
"The enthusiasm lecturers have for their field of study makes the content a pleasure to learn. I’ve always been especially impressed with how the academic staff treat you like a peer, allowing for a pleasant and cooperative learning environment. This led me to get involved with the countless opportunities made available to those who seek more from their degree."

Monica Plotkin

BSc Hons Computer Science
"Since technology has become a fundamental part of everyday life, studying Computer Science presents many future opportunities. So far, my favourite aspect has been the second year Group Project. We collaborated as a team in researching, implementing and developing our own game. The broad range of topics covered here at Lancaster gives students a good foundation to enter a multitude of careers"

András Herczeg

BSc Hons Software Engineering
"Among the many exciting modules, the second year Software Design module stood out for me. Being able to come up with a whole system on our own and develop it into a working product in a year was a very rewarding experience. The best thing about studying here is being able to put all the theories of computer science into practice in our labs and project work."

Scholarships and Bursaries

We offer a wide range of scholarships and bursaries to prospective undergraduate students. These are to help with fees or living expenses. Academic Scholarships are for students with a strong performance in their A-levels (or equal). Access Scholarships and Bursaries are for students from households with lower than average incomes.

Learn more

Future Global Leaders

The graduate jobs market is a rapidly-changing place, so we’re committed to helping you stay one step ahead. During your first year, you will complete our unique Future Global Leaders module which is designed to develop your professional skills and build your confidence in preparation for the future. You will be supported to step outside your comfort zone, and empowered to grow your leadership skills through a blend of online learning, inspirational guest speakers and dedicated events.

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