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.

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

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: 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

Year 4

    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.

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

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

Undergraduate tuition fees

For students starting at the University for the 2020 session, subsequent year’s fees may be subject to increases. UK fees are set by the UK Government annually. 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.

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.

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A place for Megan

"I came on an Open Day and just wanted to get a general feel of the place and go to the department talks, and I really liked the fact that it was more in the countryside, very green, very open. Then I came back on the Applicant Visit Day, and I had a proper tour of the campus, I had a proper look around the accommodation, and I decided that this was the place for me. It was more open, it was more in the countryside, and that’s what sort of background I come from. So it was definitely the place for me.

"I’d only started studying computer science at A level, so I still didn’t know what exactly I’d like about it. Having the variety of modules really meant that I could still get a wider understanding of the subject and figure out which bits I actually liked, and which bits I wasn't so keen on. This then helped me to make decisions when it came to my final year about which modules I wanted to take.

"My favourite module from this year would be Human-Computer Interaction. I find it really interesting coming into the situation and you have to investigate what needs improving and why it needs to be improved, how they want it to be improved, and coming up with these prototypes and designing them and evaluating that. I find it quite interesting because what you expect they would come back and say and what they actually say are completely different - things like ‘oh I’d never actually thought about that’, I just found that really interesting.

"The course has definitely given me an idea of what I prefer to do. At the moment I’m thinking more towards Human-Computer Interaction, but I’m still not 100% certain. But I know I get to pick modules next year and for my final year, and so hopefully that will really help me to decide as well."

Megan Borland, BSc Computer Science

BSc Computer Science student Megan Borland

Your Global Experience

Did you know that we offer a Study Abroad variation of our Computer Science programme? You could spend a year at one of our partner institutions across the globe. The curriculum is identical to ours at Lancaster, so you won't miss anything, and best of all, it gives real credits which means your course isn't any longer! You'll be motivated by topics that become deeper and more complex while gaining experience in a different culture and broadening your professional network.

Global Experiences

Scholarships and Bursaries

We offer a wide range of scholarships and bursaries to prospective undergraduate students. Academic Scholarships are for students with a strong performance in their A levels, or equivalent qualification. Access Scholarships and Bursaries are for students from households with lower than average incomes.

Scholarships & Bursaries

New experiences for Edward

"It sounds like something so fleeting to base your choice of a university on, but just the feeling you get on campus, where it feels very safe, very secure, very modern. At the same time you look out in any direction and it's countryside as far as you can see, so you get the best of both worlds in a sense. I come from London as well, so I'm used to it being a bit busier, so it was such a nice refreshing environment to come to, and it suited me great!

"My favourite thing about the course is that computing is so fundamental in the world today. There's a crossover with basically any other subject - any sort of interactive system work has a heavy crossover with sociology and psychology, because you're thinking about both sides of the equation, both the human and the computer. That's always been one of my main interests within the course, coming from studying social sciences at A level. I developed games that use eye-tracking, as a form of therapy for children with ADHD and autism. It's easy to see how a lot of psychological considerations would come into play with that project.

"What I really love about the course here at Lancaster is the lecturers and how they teach the course from the ground up. That's not to say it's like a baby version of the course compared with other universities, just that the lecturers take that bit of extra time at the start to make sure everyone is up to speed before diving deep into the complex and interesting parts, which I think is a great way to do things."

Edward Thompson, MSci Computer Science

MSci Computer Science student Edward Thompson

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