Bournemouth University

Bournemouth University

Information Technology

The placement provides an opportunity for you to gain first-hand industry experience. Companies that have taken our placement students include Jaguar Cars Ltd, Xerox, Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd, Dyson Appliances Ltd and The Gillette Company. Companies that have taken our Computing students include IBM, Barclays Bank, Lockheed Martin, Sun Microsystems, United Advertising, Hewlett-Packard and British Aerospace. On this course you will study information technology (IT) from a business perspective, be able to create a systems view of business system development, as well as being able to implement systems. For many organisations their software infrastructure actually forms a core part of their business function so it is vital that those developing software systems understand how the business process and strategy shape the development of IT applications. The programme exposes students to all of these aspects of modern business systems. Instead of focussing on traditional software development, greater emphasis is given to the development of business systems such as web systems and database systems.

Entry requirements

Minimum of a Lower 2nd Class Honours degree in a relevant scientific or numerate subject.

Course modules

Modules include: Enterprise information systems; information technology management; database design and development; process oriented requirements engineering; web systems; usability engineering; research methods and professional issues; research project; optional industrial placement.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 5,500 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 12,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 5,500 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
MSc Sandwich including industrial placement - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Talbot Campus Poole BH12 5BB South West

Key information

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