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BSc (Hons) Information Technology Management

Effective technology management is crucial for the success of every enterprise. You’ll develop your IT skills as well as your strategic management and leadership skills to design, develop and implement technology solutions to improve business performance.

  • UCAS Code:
    G506
  • Institution:
    B50
  • Delivery:
    Sandwich (Thick) out of college.

Why study BSc (Hons) Information Technology Management at BU?

  • Study a broad range of computing topics with a strong emphasis on business processes and requirements, and management in computing.  
  • Not only will you develop your IT skills, but you’ll also gain experience of the environment in which businesses operate. 
  • Develop exceptional communication and teamworking skills that will enable you to work well with other computing professionals as well as product owners and stakeholders.  
  • Gain valuable work experience on your placement if you choose to take one. 
  • Career opportunities can include roles such as business integrator, IT manager, IT project manager or digital project manager. 
  • All of our computing courses share a common first year, giving you the time to really explore each subject before deciding on a specialism. ​Take a look at the courses here.

Find out more about the content of this course.

Course accreditation

Accreditation by the Chartered Institute for IT (BCS) provides an indicator of quality and can help you work towards Chartered IT Professional status. You’ll have the chance to complete Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification courses during your degree. 

Key information

Next start date:

September 2021, September 2022

Location:

Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus

Duration:

4 years full-time with a minimum 30-week placement or 3 years full-time. You will be enrolled onto the 4-year degree, but can opt out of the placement year

Accreditations:

The Chartered Institute for IT (BCS)

Required subjects:

All subjects considered

Entry requirements:

For September 2021 and September 2022 entry: 104 - 120 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of 2 A levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. For more information check out our full entry requirements.

International entry requirements:

For September 2021 and September 2022 entry: IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each of the 4 components or equivalent. For more information check out our International entry requirements.

Course details

On this course you will be taught by a range of staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This will include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners, demonstrators, technicians and research students. You will also benefit from regular guest lectures from industry. Why not come and meet us to find out more about the course?

We’re pleased to hear that 84% of graduates felt academic staff on this course were good at explaining things.

Contact hours and assessment

Details of the assessment methods and contact hours for each unit of the course can be found in the programme specification. 

Download the programme specification (pdf 269kb)

Placements

At BU, we recognise that placements are extremely valuable and can give you a head start when it comes to your future career. That’s why we offer every student the opportunity to undertake a work placement as part of their course, providing an excellent opportunity for you to gain first-hand industry experience. This can also help you to better direct your learning around career goals when you return to your studies.

Your optional placement will begin after your second year of study and must last a minimum of 30 weeks. During this time, you could be based anywhere in the UK, or even overseas.

Find out about BU students’ experiences on placementsAll you need to know about placements

Your application

For this course we are looking for applicants who are:

  • Analytical
  • Technical
  • Practical
  • Creative.

This is a predominantly technical framework, especially in the first year, which is common to all the degree titles in the framework, and in the second year core units. Therefore you will need to have a deep and abiding interest in computing and IT, and in the use of computer technologies to create effective and efficient solutions that meet the needs of the end users.

You will need to be hard-working and committed to your studies, be a good team player, and able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

How to apply

Entry requirements

Careers

This degree, which forms part of our computing framework, will provide you with the technical skills to get ahead in the IT management sector, as well as ensuring you have the necessary management expertise to work in this ever-growing part of the IT industry, as well as to set up and manage a business.

Our graduates are highly sought after, within fifteen months of completing their course, 91% of our students are in further study or work, of which 84% students are employed in a professional or managerial position.

Costs and fees

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per annum. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course. You can find full information about funding your studies and paying your fees in our undergraduate fees and funding section. That’s also where you’ll find information about the scholarships and bursaries on offer – including unlimited Academic Excellence Scholarships for UK, EU and International students.

Fees quoted are for tuition only unless stated otherwise, and we’re committed to ensuring there are no hidden extra costs while you’re at university – that’s why we’re clear about what you can expect us to cover, and what your cost of living will be.  You’ll also find you could benefit from a range of discounts as a student.

Find out more about budgeting and living expenses

Our staff

On this course you will be taught by staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This could include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners and research students, many of whom are actively engaged in research and/or professional practice which is integrated into the teaching of this course. Please note that staff can change.

Course changes

What our students say

Harrison South

This course is focused on the real world, how you’re going to be able to apply it in a practical sense.

Hear from our staff

Dr Christos Gatzidis

It’s important not to disregard the impact of a BU education on an individual such as attention to deadlines, professionalism, facilitation of organised teamwork, and many others.

Hear from our alumni

Kwong Chi Lee

I am working with Thales Hong Kong and the skills I developed at BU have provided me a solid base for my career. I have used the culture I learnt from studying in the UK in the company which really helps a lot!

Statistics shown throughout this page are taken from Unistats and BU institutional data unless otherwise stated.