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Information Technology

Duration: 3 years

Overview

Information Technology is a rapidly changing and exciting subject. According to e-Skills UK, there are skills shortages in key areas such as Software Engineering, Systems Development and Networking. In particular, skills required by the industry include SQL, C, C#, .NET, Java and JavaScript, many of which you will study on this programme.

The programme is taught within a small department which prides itself on having pleasant, well-equipped laboratories and on the quality of teaching and student support. Excellent teaching quality was recognised in a recent independent review of the Department (2011), which specifically identified approachable staff providing close academic support.

The programme provides a broad introduction to the field of Computer Science with a focus on computer systems, algorithm design and programming. Specific topics will then be studied in more depth, such as database design, website development, computer networks and software engineering. At Level 3, you will study topics such as computer security, advanced web technologies, gaming technologies, mobile technologies, and graphics and modelling.

Why choose this subject?

  • It is a rapidly changing and exciting subject.
  • There are excellent career prospects.
  • You will be taught in well-equipped, up-to-date laboratories.
  • We have an impressive graduate employment record.
  • Independently recognised excellent teaching quality.
  • Enthusiastic staff providing high quality academic and pastoral support.
  • Vibrant research community.
  • Good industrial links.
  • 91% of students were satisfied with the learning resources available for Computer Science at Liverpool Hope University (National Student Survey 2015).
  • With 100% of the Research Outputs of the Department at internationally excellent or internationally recognised level the Department ranked 5th in the North-West for Research Intensity. (Research Excellence Framework 2014)

Subject Guides

Read more about studying Information Technology at Liverpool Hope in our Information Technology Subject Guides. 

 Information Technology Subject Guide 

 

 

This degree is available as a full time course for all international students. For more information about International students studying at Liverpool Hope, visit www.hope.ac.uk/international

Curriculum

Level 1

You will receive a broad introduction to the subject with a focus on computer systems, algorithm design and programming. You will also be given a taste of a wide range of topics such as web development, virtual reality, robotics, physical computing, operating systems and graphics. You will be given well-structured learning activities that lead to more independent project work, which is the best way to develop the fundamental skills that will lay the foundation for successful study at Level 2.

Level 2

You will study specific areas of Information Technology such as website development, database design, computer networks, object-oriented software development and multimedia development.

Level 3

You will carry out a major piece of independent work in the form of a project that will allow you to demonstrate your skills and knowledge. You will study topics such as computer security, advanced web technologies, gaming technologies, mobile technologies, graphics and modelling.

Throughout the programme you will gain skills in a wide range of current and cutting-edge technologies that are highly relevant to the industry such as C, C++, Java, C#, .NET, ASP, PHP, Silverlight, Deep Zoom, Windows Phone and Android development, Linux and SQL.

You will be assessed through both examination and coursework. Coursework is mainly project based, as this is the best way to develop the skills required in Information Technology. At Level 1, 35 per cent of the assessment is through examination, decreasing to 12 per cent at Level 3. At Level 2, 30 per cent of the assessment is by examination, with 70 per cent by coursework. At Level 3, assessment is heavily coursework based with 50% of the assessment consisting of a major individual project, which gives you the opportunity to demonstrate your skills in an area that interests you.

You may also be interested in...

Computer Science

 

Electronic Engineering

Entry Requirements

2016 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2016 entry will be BCC - BBB at A-level or 260 - 300 UCAS points.

In addition, applicants should have a minimum of GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in Mathematics.

UCAS points offers can be achieved in many ways, the following are just a few examples of how you could achieve our entry requirements:

  • 3 x A-levels with grades of BBC or above
  • 2 x A-levels with grades AB and 1 x AS-Level grade A
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) with grade DMM
  • 1 x BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and 1 x BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) with grade M
  • 1 x BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and 1 x A-level with grade of C
  • CACHE Diploma at grade B
  • Access Diploma with a minimum of 30 level 3 credits at merit or above

If you have any questions about your qualification, please contact enquiry@hope.ac.uk or call 0151 291 3111.

2017 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2017 entry will be BCC - ABB at A Level or DMM - DDM at BTEC Extended Diploma or 104 - 128 new UCAS tariff points.

In addition, applicants should have GCSE grade C or above (Grade 4 in the new grading system) in Mathematics (or equivalent)

UCAS points offers can be achieved in many ways, the following are just a few examples of how you could achieve our entry requirements:

  • Three A Levels with grades of BCC or above
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) with grade DMM
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) with grade M
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and A Level with grade of C
  • CACHE Diploma at grade B

The Access to HE Diploma now also attracts points under the new UCAS tariff. Visit the UCAS website to calculate your points.


Useful Links

How to apply

Admissions Policy

UCAS

Employability

e-skills UK, a publicly-funded sector skills council, published a report in 2011 that found the number of advertised vacancies had risen for the sixth consecutive quarter to over 100,000, outstripping the number of available, suitably qualified graduates. This means that there is a graduate skills gap within the Information Technology industry that looks set to continue. Further, the report found that the most sought after skills were SQL, C, C#, .NET, SQL SVR, ASP, Java, Java Script, HTML and Linux all of which are covered on this programme.

The department has good links with local and national employers in the industry, and graduates have won positions at organisations such as Oracle and Barclays.

Overview

Information Technology is a rapidly changing and exciting subject. According to e-Skills UK, there are skills shortages in key areas such as Software Engineering, Systems Development and Networking. In particular, skills required by the industry include SQL, C, C#, .NET, Java and JavaScript, many of which you will study on this programme.

The programme is taught within a small department which prides itself on having pleasant, well-equipped laboratories and on the quality of teaching and student support. Excellent teaching quality was recognised in a recent independent review of the Department (2011), which specifically identified approachable staff providing close academic support.

The programme provides a broad introduction to the field of Computer Science with a focus on computer systems, algorithm design and programming. Specific topics will then be studied in more depth, such as database design, website development, computer networks and software engineering. At Level 3, you will study topics such as computer security, advanced web technologies, gaming technologies, mobile technologies, and graphics and modelling.

Why choose this subject?

  • It is a rapidly changing and exciting subject.
  • There are excellent career prospects.
  • You will be taught in well-equipped, up-to-date laboratories.
  • We have an impressive graduate employment record.
  • Independently recognised excellent teaching quality.
  • Enthusiastic staff providing high quality academic and pastoral support.
  • Vibrant research community.
  • Good industrial links.
  • 91% of students were satisfied with the learning resources available for Computer Science at Liverpool Hope University (National Student Survey 2015).
  • With 100% of the Research Outputs of the Department at internationally excellent or internationally recognised level the Department ranked 5th in the North-West for Research Intensity. (Research Excellence Framework 2014)

Subject Guides

Read more about studying Information Technology at Liverpool Hope in our Information Technology Subject Guides. 

 Information Technology Subject Guide 

 

 

This degree is available as a full time course for all international students. For more information about International students studying at Liverpool Hope, visit www.hope.ac.uk/international

Curriculum

Level 1

You will receive a broad introduction to the subject with a focus on computer systems, algorithm design and programming. You will also be given a taste of a wide range of topics such as web development, virtual reality, robotics, physical computing, operating systems and graphics. You will be given well-structured learning activities that lead to more independent project work, which is the best way to develop the fundamental skills that will lay the foundation for successful study at Level 2.

Level 2

You will study specific areas of Information Technology such as website development, database design, computer networks, object-oriented software development and multimedia development.

Level 3

You will carry out a major piece of independent work in the form of a project that will allow you to demonstrate your skills and knowledge. You will study topics such as computer security, advanced web technologies, gaming technologies, mobile technologies, graphics and modelling.

Throughout the programme you will gain skills in a wide range of current and cutting-edge technologies that are highly relevant to the industry such as C, C++, Java, C#, .NET, ASP, PHP, Silverlight, Deep Zoom, Windows Phone and Android development, Linux and SQL.

You will be assessed through both examination and coursework. Coursework is mainly project based, as this is the best way to develop the skills required in Information Technology. At Level 1, 35 per cent of the assessment is through examination, decreasing to 12 per cent at Level 3. At Level 2, 30 per cent of the assessment is by examination, with 70 per cent by coursework. At Level 3, assessment is heavily coursework based with 50% of the assessment consisting of a major individual project, which gives you the opportunity to demonstrate your skills in an area that interests you.

You may also be interested in...

Computer Science

 

Electronic Engineering

Entry Requirements

2016 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2016 entry will be BCC - BBB at A-level or 260 - 300 UCAS points.

In addition, applicants should have a minimum of GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in Mathematics.

UCAS points offers can be achieved in many ways, the following are just a few examples of how you could achieve our entry requirements:

  • 3 x A-levels with grades of BBC or above
  • 2 x A-levels with grades AB and 1 x AS-Level grade A
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) with grade DMM
  • 1 x BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and 1 x BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) with grade M
  • 1 x BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and 1 x A-level with grade of C
  • CACHE Diploma at grade B
  • Access Diploma with a minimum of 30 level 3 credits at merit or above

If you have any questions about your qualification, please contact enquiry@hope.ac.uk or call 0151 291 3111.

2017 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2017 entry will be BCC - ABB at A Level or DMM - DDM at BTEC Extended Diploma or 104 - 128 new UCAS tariff points.

In addition, applicants should have GCSE grade C or above (Grade 4 in the new grading system) in Mathematics (or equivalent)

UCAS points offers can be achieved in many ways, the following are just a few examples of how you could achieve our entry requirements:

  • Three A Levels with grades of BCC or above
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) with grade DMM
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) with grade M
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and A Level with grade of C
  • CACHE Diploma at grade B

The Access to HE Diploma now also attracts points under the new UCAS tariff. Visit the UCAS website to calculate your points.


Useful Links

How to apply

Admissions Policy

UCAS

Employability

e-skills UK, a publicly-funded sector skills council, published a report in 2011 that found the number of advertised vacancies had risen for the sixth consecutive quarter to over 100,000, outstripping the number of available, suitably qualified graduates. This means that there is a graduate skills gap within the Information Technology industry that looks set to continue. Further, the report found that the most sought after skills were SQL, C, C#, .NET, SQL SVR, ASP, Java, Java Script, HTML and Linux all of which are covered on this programme.

The department has good links with local and national employers in the industry, and graduates have won positions at organisations such as Oracle and Barclays.

Course Contact Details

Student Recruitment

+44 (0) 151 291 3111

enquiry@hope.ac.uk

Mark Barrett-Baxendale

+44 (0) 151 291 3354

barretm@hope.ac.uk

Department: Mathematics and Computer Science

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