Digital technology solutions specialist

Important notice

The structure for this course is currently being reviewed and enhanced to provide the best possible learning experience for our students. Module structure, content, delivery and assessment are all likely to change, but we expect the focus of the course and the learning outcomes to remain as described below. Once the changes have been confirmed, updated module information will be published on this page.

Digital technology solutions specialist

Level 7 degree apprenticeship
Studying MSc Digital and Technology Solutions Specialist (Software Engineering or Data Analytics)

Gain the expertise to maintain digital and technology strategies and learn to investigate and implement solutions with this Masters degree apprenticeship.

About the apprenticeship

How long: 2 years, part-time

Start date: October

Course level: Level 7

University award: MSc Digital and Technology Solutions Specialist (Software Engineering or Data Analytics)

How much it costs: funded through the employer

Course summary

  • Develop and deliver complex software solutions with contemporary tools.
  • Design secure and scalable services for web, mobile, PC and mainframe platforms.
  • Gain a masters degree to demonstrate your skills and develop your career further.
  • Choose either the software engineering or data analytics pathway

This course is suitable whether you'd like to formalise your experience with a postgraduate qualification, or if you'd like to upskill or cross skill into a new area. 

This course meets the digital and technology solutions professional apprenticeship standard.

How you learn

You will attend University for a total of 17 days on campus, spread over two years. There are also a series of online support sessions. You'll accelerate your technical proficiency while developing team-building, leadership and management abilities. 

You will learn through: 

  • work-based projects
  • taught modules
  • evaluating technology designs
  • software engineering or data analytics tasks
  • team management 

You will progress through the course following successful achievement of assessments, which address the learning outcomes for each module and allow you to complete the course.

You will also complete an endpoint assessment towards the end of the apprenticeship.

Campus facilities

You'll study at City Campus, with industry standard computing packages, tools and hardware – plus a specialist networking lab for laboratory exercises and individual project work.

Entry requirements

Apprentices can be existing employees looking to develop their careers, or new applicants to the business.

Applicants must:

  • be over 18
  • not be in full time education
  • have the right to abode in the UK
  • meet the course entry requirements

University grades

An undergraduate degree in any subject, graded at 2:2 or above.


The programme adopts a blended learning approach with modules delivered through a combination of lectures, practical work and independent study.

Throughout the course, you will study:

  • designing and developing software applications
  • software engineering practices
  • data analytics tools and techniques
  • advanced data management project
  • managing people, projects and teams
  • advanced practitioner inquiry
  • consultancy project

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change.

Next steps

If you are an applicant

To apply for this apprenticeship, you must first have a suitable employer who can support your application. We can support you to encourage your employer to offer an apprenticeship. You will then apply for the course through them.

If you don’t currently have a job, we can help you find an apprenticeship.

If you are an employer

If you want to offer an apprenticeship to an existing employee or a new recruit, get in touch.

If you’re looking to offer an apprenticeship to a group of employees, we can tailor the programme to your business.

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