Year of entry
Four years part-time (Only available as part of the Digital & Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeship)
Tuition fees for the 2018/19 academic year are still being finalised for all courses. Please see our general guide to our standard undergraduate tuition fees.
All of the books required for the course are available from the library. The University also has PC labs and a laptop loan service. However, many students choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course and/or a laptop. Students may also need to print their assignments and other documents. Campus printing costs start from 5p per page. Estimated costs are £300 for a laptop up to £100 each year for books and printing. Total optional cost: £600
Studied only as part of the Degree Apprenticeship in Digital & Technology Solutions, the BSc (Hons) Digital & Technology Solutions is the creation of a partnership of leading employers, and the University, and is designed to equip graduates with the necessary skills required for a career in the digital & technology sectors.
The programme covers a broad base of skills equipping students with the fundamental programming competencies to be able to maintain and create computer programmes, websites and information systems, and manage the relationships between all three. The degree also explores the interaction between technical systems and the workplace, and how to leverage them effectively for maximum business impact.
Taught units are supported by work-based projects that where possible will focus on live business scenarios and real-world problem solving. Communication and company culture workshops will help to accelerate students' development as effective digital and technology practitioners.
The BSc Digital & Technology Solutions degree provides students, with the support of their employer, a choice of pathways to allow students to concentrate on learning the skills most suited to their job role.
Pathways currently available are:
- IT Consultant, focusing on business technologies and technical project management.
- Software Engineer, including advanced programming, web development and databases.
- Cyber Security Analyst, responding to threats, by assessing and securing vulnerable systems.
- Data Analytics, managing and analysing big data and its application in business situations.
Your career prospects after the course
The Degree Apprenticeship is a great foundation for any career in a business or technical field.
Although the exact nature of your learning experience will depend on which employer you choose to apply to, the key skills you will learn are suited to those looking to begin or develop a career in the following roles:
- Software Engineer
- Business Analyst
- Data Analyst
- Cyber Security Analyst
- IT Consultant
- IT Project Manager
- Web Developer
- Technical Sales
- Mobile App developer
- Technical Support
We also place a strong emphasis on giving you all the tools necessary to manage your own career.94%
In 2014, over 94% of our graduates went directly into work or further study within 6 months of graduation
DHLE survey 2014, for all respondents available for employment or further study and whose destinations are known