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BSc (Honours) Information Technology with Business Studies

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Year of Entry 2023/24
BSc (Honours)

Information Technology with Business Studies

Full-time Computing

Learn how to manage the technology that lies at the heart of modern business.

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What is the fee? Home: See fees section below
International/EU: £15,860 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? G5N1
When do I start? September 2023
Placement year available? Yes


100% of our graduates are in work or further study fifteen months after graduating (2019/20 Graduate Outcomes Survey).

Course summary

  • Learn to manage the technological solutions at the heart of modern organisations.
  • Study data analysis, management, infrastructure and web content management.
  • Gain entrepreneurship and enterprise skills and manage full live projects.
  • Prepare to undertake professional accreditations such as PRINCE2 (Project Management), AGILE and ITIL (Service Management).

On this course you learn contemporary approaches towards business modelling, supporting you in your analysis, design and implementation of IT solutions. You'll gain knowledge in using and manipulating contemporary web-based content management systems - plus the opportunity to develop digital marketing strategies that complement web systems.

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How you learn

Watch course leader Jamie Caine talk about this course.

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. Staff members teaching on this course have valuable industry experience in both business management and information technology. The course has been consistently recognised for high levels of student satisfaction and experience.

You learn through

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

The wide range of methods applied to assessment enables a differentiated approach towards assessing your learning. This also allows you to undertake modes of assessment that simulate typical industry practice within respected business and IT environments.

Course leaders and tutors

Andrew Hirst
Andrew Hirst
Principal Lecturer in Information Systems

Currently the Teaching Fellow in Work Based Learning for the College of Business, Technology and Engineering ; supporting the development of placement opportunities … Read more

Jamie Caine
Jamie Caine
Senior Lecturer in Information Systems

Jamie is a thought leader and one of the leading contemporary researchers for the subject of strategy and strategy adoption. From market analysis, design, developmen … Read more

Applied learning

Work placements

You’ll have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your second and third years. Previous placements have taken place at organisations such as IBM, BMW, Nissan, Xerox and Boots.

Live projects

We work with industrial advisers to make sure the design of the curriculum is aligned with the needs of industry. You’ll work on client-based projects from the public services sector, private sector SMEs and large corporate organisations. This facilitates a closer connection to industry, where you’re able to apply theory to real projects.

You can also work with our business programme, Venture Matrix, winner of the National Enterprise Educators Award.

Core entrepreneurial modules on the course mean you can engage with external business clients, public sector organisations and voluntary groups. This provides a unique project-based learning experience, and allows you to develop transferable employability skills.

As it’s increasingly popular for graduates to run their own business, we’ve developed a unique series of modules that allow you to develop your entrepreneurial skills and creativity. Both students and graduates have the opportunity to access our enterprise resources – providing office space, office equipment, meeting facilities and tailored business support.

You’ll also have unique certification opportunities through PRINCE2 (Project Management), ITIL (IT service Management) and Business Architecture Expert (LEADing Practice Enterprise Standards Body).

Networking opportunities

As our course has strong links with a range of employers, we’re able to hold employer-specific events to give you opportunities to enhance your placement and graduate career prospects.

Future careers

This course embodies employability throughout each academic year. We prepare you for a position in industry or commerce as technically-literate business professionals. When you graduate from the course, you’ll be able to demonstrate acumen in business management, information technology and methods of implementation.

We typically achieve over 80% employment rates among our graduates.

This course prepare you for a career in

  • marketing management
  • business analysis
  • IT service management
  • web design
  • supply chain management
  • retail management
  • human resources
  • project management

Course news

The Lovelace Colloquium, named after the first computer programmer Ada Lovelace, celebrates women in IT and offers an excellent programme of panels, lectures and competitions for female students. Sheffield Hallam hosted the event in 2016.

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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Equipment and facilities

On this course you work with

  • a registered SAS academy, developing your skills with one of the leading industry technologies in data analysis
  • Oracle, a leader in database management software

We’ve invested over £100m in new facilities in the last five years, to help you study how and when you want. This means 24-hour libraries and study spaces designed by our students.

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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.


  • 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. We may be flexible in our normal offer if you can show a commitment to succeed and have the relevant skills and 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'.


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
Module: Information Analysis For Business Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Information Systems Credits: 20 Assessment: Exam
Module: Introduction To Digital Technology Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: It Service Support Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Understanding Organisations Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Business Analysis For Enterprise Systems Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Employability And Project Based Learning Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Introduction To Cloud Computing Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: It Infrastructure And Emerging Technologies Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Digital Marketing Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Information Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Managing For Performance Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 3

Optional modules
Module Credits
Module: Placement Year Credits: -

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Business Architecture Expert Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Entrepreneurial Theory And Practice 3 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Professional Practice Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Applied Business Intelligence Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Developing Strategies For Change Credits: 20 Assessment: Exam
Module: Dissertation Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Innovative Multimedia Credits: 20 Assessment: Exam
Module: Knowledge Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Relationship Marketing Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fees for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2023/2024 are regulated by the UK government and are yet to be confirmed. For an indication, our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2022/2023 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 2023/24 is £15,860 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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