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Information Technology Degree Pathway

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

    The level 6 BSc 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 UWE Bristol BSc (Hons) Information Technology 

    Top up your IT or computing foundation degree (or equivalent qualification) into an honour’s degree on this one-year UWE Bristol course, taught in our new £3m Advanced Digital Academy (ADA) in Cheltenham.

    Whether you want to work in cyber security, forensics, systems or database analysis, programming, software engineering, network or web administration, e-commerce or management consultancy and training, this Level 6 BSc(Hons) in Information Technology will prepare you for a successful career in this exciting and growing industry.

    Details of the course can be viewed on the UWE Bristol website.

    You will develop vital professional and personal skills in programming, security, the web, forensics and business. You’ll apply what you learn to a computing project or information systems dissertation, and gain insight into the industry through presentations from visiting professionals

    Details of the course can be viewed on the UWE Bristol website.

    Study Facilities

    Our brand new £3m Advanced Digital Academy (ADA) 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 professional environment.


    Please note that applications for the Level 6 BSc in Information Technology will be made directly to UWE Bristol through UCAS. If you have any queries about the application process, please contact our Admissions Team on 0345 155 2020 or email

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