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BSc (Honours) Business and Digital Technology

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Year of Entry 2022/23
BSc (Honours)

Business and Digital Technology

Full-time Computing

Combine business acumen with technological expertise to prepare for your career in management.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
International/EU: £14,415 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
How long will I study? 3 / 4 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 112 UCAS Points
What is the UCAS code? NJ19
When do I start? September 2022
Placement year available? Yes

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Course summary

  • Learn the essential skills of business management and the role of IT
  • Increase your employability through industrial placements
  • Experience a strong sense of community and outreach through various student-led social initiatives

You will develop a solid background in the commercial applications of technology and gain good general business skills, enabling you to pursue a broad choice of careers.

Student view

Watch student Alex Charnley talk about what it’s like to study this course.

Your lecturer’s view

Watch course leader Lee Coddington talk about the BSc Business and Digital Technology course at Sheffield Hallam University.

How you learn

All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

This course offers a diverse approach towards teaching and learning. You will be taught by staff members with valuable industry experience in both business management and information technology. A wide range of methods are also applied to assessing your learning. This allows you to undertake modes of assessment that simulate typical industry practice within respected business and digital technology environments.

You learn through

  • lectures, seminars and workshops
  • practical sessions
  • group and individual project-based learning
  • independent study
  • work placements

 

Applied learning

Work placements

You will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement to start after your second year and before your third year. We highly recommend a placement year as it helps your personal and professional development through real-world experience, and enhances your career prospects once you graduate. During your placement year, you will receive personal and pastoral support from your allocated tutor.

Previous students have taken placements with various organisations ranging from small and medium-sized enterprises to large multinational corporations such as IBM, BMW, DB Cargo, Boeing, DHL, Intel, Xerox, Disney, VW and Bentley.

Live projects

As part of your studies, you will be given the opportunity to work on projects alongside external clients. This is an excellent opportunity to put your learning into practice in a real-world setting and further develop your knowledge. These live projects are embedded into modules on all three years of the course and are specifically designed to aid your development through each academic year.

In previous years our students have worked alongside local schools and community groups, charities and various businesses.

Networking opportunities

During your studies on the course, there will be many different networking opportunities available to you. Each year we host a careers fair at which you will have the chance to meet potential future employers to discuss the roles that they offer. This is an excellent opportunity to ask questions, seek advice and network with those already working in industry.

Working in industry for 12 months during your placement year is another great way of making professional connections and setting up potential future employment opportunities.

In addition, the course has developed a vibrant student community where we provide opportunities to get together outside of the classroom. For example, we have weekly sport social activities, pub socials, student-led walks in the nearby peak district and various other events alongside end-of-year celebrations.


Future careers

You graduate from this course a technically literate business professional. You will be able to appreciate not just the issues of business management or impact of information and communication technology, but also the opportunities and methods of implementation offered. The hybrid curriculum of the course, combined with an optional industrial placement, opens doors for you into any industry or sector.

This course prepares you for careers such as

  • senior business analyst
  • business development manager
  • project manager
  • online support analyst
  • marketing manager
  • IT consultant

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for

  • Xerox
  • Next
  • IBM
  • B Braun Medical
  • BT
  • Department for Education
  • Ford
  • BMW

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus through a structured mix of lectures, seminars and practical sessions as well as access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

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S1 1WB

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Equipment and facilities

Laptops are provided in teaching rooms for use in seminars and desktop computers are provided in all computer labs.

Specialist software is also available to download for free via a cloud provider and can be used either on the laptops provided or on personal devices. This includes any software that is specifically required as part of your learning such as Cisco Packet Tracer, Visual Paradigm and SAS.

 


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Entry requirements

All students

UCAS points

  • 112

This must include at least 64 points from two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. For example:

  • BBC at A Level.
  • DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma.
  • A combination of qualifications, which may include AS Levels, EPQ and general studies

You can find information on making sense of UCAS tariff points here and use the UCAS tariff calculator to work out your points.

GCSE

  • English Language or Literature at grade C or 4
  • Maths at grade C or 4

• Access - an Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2. At least 15 level 3 credits must be at merit grade or above, from a QAA-recognised Access to HE course, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate.

If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

We welcome applications from people of any age. There may be some flexibility in entry requirements provided you have other relevant learning or experience. This must show that you will benefit from and finish the course successfully.

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 or over at the point of enrolment.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

You will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. See the modules table below for further information.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Employability And Work Based Learning Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Module: Information Analysis For Business Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Information Systems Credits: 20 Assessment: Exam
Practical
Module: Introduction To Digital Technology Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Module: Managing And Understanding Customers Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Understanding Organisations Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Practical

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Database Administration And Security Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Employability And Project Based Learning Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Module: Managing Business Finance Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Service Operation And Service Transition Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Digital Marketing Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Information Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: It Infrastructure And Emerging Technologies Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Managing And Developing People Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 3

Optional modules
Module Credits
Module: Placement Year Credits: -

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Developing Strategies For Change Credits: 20 Assessment: Exam
Practical
Module: Entrepreneurial Theory And Practice Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Module: Professional Practice Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Module: Relationship Marketing Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Applied Business Intelligence Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Module: Dissertation Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Innovative Multimedia Credits: 20 Assessment: Exam
Practical
Module: Knowledge Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2022/23 is £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2022/23 is £14,415 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

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You can apply for this course through UCAS.

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