Information Technology

UCAS codes

  • G502 -

Course contact

Linda Crearie
+44 (0)141 849 4101


  • School of Engineering and Computing

Qualifications and durations

  • BSc - 3 Years
  • BSc (Sandwich) - 4 Years
  • BSc Hons - 4 Years
  • BSc Hons (Sandwich) - 5 Years


Start date(s)

  • February and September
The BSc (Hons) Information Technology course provides the basis for a wide range of career options where the use of IT systems is vital. With opportunities for industry placement, this programme gives you the option to tailor your studies around subject areas within information technology.
  • SQA Advanced Highers: AB inc Maths, + 2 HGs in other subjects at AB; relevant computing qualification or experience
  • GCE A Levels: AA in one sitting, inc Maths
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 38 points (6, 6, 6 at HL including Maths and Computer Science)
  • SQA HNC / BTEC Level 4 HNC: IT; Computing; or a relevant discipline
  • SQA HND / BTEC Level 5 HND: Administration & IT; Business
  • SQA HND (Grade B) / BTEC Level 5 HND / Foundation Degree: IT; Computing; or a relevant discipline
A broad range of computing subjects, including internet technologies, multimedia systems, computer animation, music technology and business IT are offered. You will have access to a range of computing facilities including Cisco hardware/ software and Oracle (database development). There is also the option to use the University’s IT Academy vendor-certified facilities enabling you to achieve vendor accreditation. It is possible to study on a full-time or part-time basis.

Year 1

You will study IT topics from a prescribed list, selecting from elective modules. The prescribed list of modules is taken from a range of computing degrees and is drawn from programmes including Computing Science, Music Technology, Computer Animation and Business Technology.

Year 2

Programme flexibility allows for topics and electives to typically be modules that build upon your first year of study and widen your experience.

Year 3

The IT topics and electives selected will deepen your knowledge and understanding and provide scope for widening your IT experience. Sandwich placement is an option at this stage.

Year 4 (Honours)

Studies continue from a prescribed list of IT topics and electives. Additional electives provide some scope for widening experience and Honours students will undertake a major project in a chosen area of interest
Graduates can look forward to excellent career prospects including computing/information technology specialist, computer programmer, web developer, database administrator and systems analyst. The broad scope of IT experience gained on this programme provides the basis for a wide range of career options where the use of IT systems is of primary importance.

This programme offers an optional 12-month paid sandwich placement in an industrial or commercial setting, providing practical experience to complement academic study. 

Study abroad

You may study abroad while gaining credit towards your degree at one of our 80 educational partner organisations.


As a former undergraduate and now PhD student at UWS, I was attracted to the choices of computing programmes available. Accessibility within the University and support mechanisms available for disabled students are excellent. During my Honours year I realised combining my IT knowledge with my interest in assistive technologies gave me the passion to advance my knowledge in a specialised field. I look forward to wherever my career takes me in the future; UWS will serve as a prominent reminder to how I have achieved academic success.
Julie McElroy, Information Technology graduate

Useful Information

  • For course availability, check UCAS