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Information Technology Degree Pathway

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    Information Technology BSC (Hons) degree – Three-year programme

    The level 6 MSc in Information Technology will prepare you for your next steps in a career within computing and IT. You will develop up to date computing skills and knowledge that are relevant to Industry employment and development including skills necessary to collate information, define, design and build or select the most appropriate IT solutions and develop a deeper understanding of how those solutions apply to professional contexts.

    Year 1 HNC

    What will I study?

    • Programming
    • Networking
    • Professional Practice
    • Database Design and Development
    • Security
    • Managing a successful computing project


    Year 2 HND

    What will I study?

    • Computing Research Project and Networking (Core)
    • Business Intelligence (Core)
    • Cryptography (Security Pathway)
    • Forensics (Security Pathway)
    • Information Security Management (Security Pathway)

    And 2 optional from

    • Network Security
    • Internet of Things
    • Cloud Computing
    • Emerging Technologies


    Year 3 Information Technology BSC (Hons) degree

    Typical modules may include:

    • Information Technology Project
    • Ethical and Professional Issues in Computing and Digital Media
    • Big Data Analytics
    • Advanced Topics in Web Development
    • Mobile Applications
    • Security Management in Practice
    • Security Data Analytics and Visualisation


    Modules are usually assessed with a combination of exams and coursework. The coursework can vary from practical programming to written reports. Individual projects are usually assessed through the project report and an oral examination.

    Study Facilities

    Our industry standard facilities will help you develop practical skills and bring ideas to life. Create and test software in Windows, Linux and Unix operating systems on our dedicated servers. Collaborate with classmates and develop strategies and presentations in our well-equipped studios, designed to reflect a real-world development environment.

    A mix of traditional and creative learning environments will enable you to learn essential knowledge and real-world skills, standing you in good stead for your professional career.


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Why Gloucestershire College?

We have a lot of experience offering Apprenticeships and work-related training. We have industry-standard facilities and experienced teaching staff which provide the ideal complement to work-based learning.

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  • We offer industry relevant facilities
  • Our lecturers are passionate subject specialists
  • Employers value our students' skills

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