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Information Technology for Education BSc (Hons)

Key features of this course:

• A unique specialist Single Honours degree taught by both computing and education specialists with an applied approach to the use of and development of learning technologies.
Extensive choice of Computing and Education options.
• Opportunity to study abroad in America, Canada, Europe, Australia or New Zealand.
• Lots of opportunity to engage with and showcase your work to employers, take up internships, enhance your job prospects and start to build a professional network.
• Development of the job-ready career skills required of an IT learning technologist.
• Access to our Media Lab, our student led-software house, where you can undertake work for local business clients.
• Access to our Future Leaders Programme where you can gain certified evidence of your professional development to put on your CV.
• 78% of 2013 Computing graduates employed in graduate level jobs or actively engaged in other activities (eg further study) after six months (and many within weeks of graduation).
Ranked 4th in Computing for ‘value added’ for Computing in the Guardian University Guide 2015.
• Ideal preparation for a career in ICT teaching, professional IT training, development of e-learning resources or consultancy.
• Mapped against requirements of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) Curriculum Development Committee.

What our students say...

"I taught at the Worcester College of Technology and was always really interested in the relationship between learning and IT. I wanted to improve my knowledge and advance my career prospects, so I was delighted to hear that the University of Worcester was running this course. I think that IT is crucial for inclusive learning because everybody has the opportunity to learn, whoever they are and wherever they are!"

Frances Mead
Student, Information Technology for Education BSc (Hons)

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Entry requirements

240 UCAS Tariff points and Grade C in GCSE English Language and Mathematics


Course fees

The standard annual fee for full-time UK/EU students enrolling in 2015 is £9,000 per year. Part-time fees are generally charged on a pro rata basis.

For more details, please visit our course fees page


Meet our experts

Get to know our expert staff and meet some of the team who you'll be learning with at the University of Worcester

Dr Joy Garfield, Course Leader |


Study options

  • Single Honours
  • Opportunity to study abroad at one of our partner universities in the USA, Canada, Europe, New Zealand or Australia

Get in touch

Viv Bell
Business School Admissions Tutor
01905 542072
v.bell@worc.ac.uk

John Gardener
Recruitment Tutor01905 855357
j.gardener@worc.ac.uk

Admissions Office
01905 855111
admissions@worc.ac.uk

Course content

Modules


Year 1

Core modules:

Introduction to Application Development (double module)
Introduction to Web & Database Development or Introduction to Game Design & Development (double module)
Foundations of Education (double module)
Computing or Education option module or Elective

 


Module options:

Digital Infrastructures
Introduction to Game Design & Development
Introduction to Web & Database Development
Creative Computing


Year 2

Core modules:

Systems Analysis & Design (double module)
Educational Inquiry (double module)
Computing Options
Education Option or Elective

 


Module options:

Object Oriented Design & Development
Web Applications Development
Game Design & Engineering
Mobile Application Development
E-business


Year 3

Core modules:

Professionalism in Context
IT for Education Project (double module)
Computing Options
Education Option

 


Module options:

Nature of Computing
Elements of Computer Science
Distributed Application Development
Advanced Web Applications Development
Advanced Game Design & Engineering
Modelling and Simulation
Mobile Application Development
CyberSecurity
Practical Database Applications
E-business


Employability

We recognise that optimising your future employment and earning potential are a key factor in selecting your degree. All of our courses:

• offer the option of a paid placement year which significantly increases your chance of getting a job when you graduate, possibly even with your placement company (except Information Technology for Education BSc (Hons)). We also advertise short-term vacancies on our VLE

• offer the option to spend a semester abroad at one of our exchange universities in the USA, Canada, Europe, Australia or New Zealand to help you develop the intercultural skills that are so highly sought after by today’s employers

• target selected Employability Standards in every module. These are designed by Worcester Business School in consultation with employers – so you will always be able to see the employability relevance of what you are studying

• include automatic access to our electronic CV Compiler Tool to create a live and evidence-based CV

• are accredited by, recognised by or mapped to professional qualifications and/or associations as appropriate

• provide access to our broad network of business managers and employers (including our own Business School Advisory Board) who work closely with us to design courses, offer scholarships and prizes, host student visits, support student competitions, provide work-related projects and contribute to teaching activities

• offer employment preparation workshops which include CV preparation, mock interviews/assessment centres and meetings with employers

• are written and taught by business professionals and practitioners who are fully aware of what today’s employers are looking for

• include work-based learning modules where you can learn via a live work-based project

• adopt a real-world, applied approach to learning, teaching and assessment so that what you learn is relevant and useful to your future employer(s)

• offer access to a host of CV-enhancing co-curriculum activities such as our start-up café, international study weeks, case study/business plan competitions, vacation research projects, mentoring activities, etc

• promote ‘earn as you learn’ part-time work opportunities which will significantly boost your employability after graduation

How to apply

Apply through UCAS

Information Technology for Education BSc (Hons) G5X1 BSc/ITEdT

UCAS is the central organisation through which applications are processed for entry onto full-time undergraduate courses in Higher Education in the UK.

Read our How to apply pages for more information on applying and to find out what happens to your application.

How to apply
Student views

Student views

Zerrin Wood

Graduated with a first-class honours degree in Information Technology for Education, and has now fulfilled her long-held aim to become an IT teacher.

“The University of Worcester is very flexible and customer-focused, offering a variety of modules. The lecturers were incredibly helpful, offering guidance whenever needed and on any subject. I enjoyed my time at the university and would definitely recommend the course.”


How will I Learn

You will learn how to

 

Explore the real–life application of learning via tutors with business practitioner experience, via work placement, and via contact with local, national and international businesses – in the past these have included Shell, Barclays Bank, BBC. There will be opportunities to take part in competitions, projects for clients, visits to businesses, international events in Europe, trips to places of relevance to your subject, live and computerised simulations, exhibitions, alongside the usual workshops, case studies, lectures and seminars. You will develop a host of skills, which you can evidence on your CV and talk about at job interviews.

Teaching approach

 

Worcester is a place where you will be supported to reach your full potential as a self-directed learner ready to make an immediate impact in the world of work. Tutors are friendly, approachable and accessible and virtual resources enable you to work flexibly to suit your own learning preferences and busy lifestyle. You will progressively build your knowledge and expertise across levels of study through modules which are delivered in different ways, perhaps through a traditional lecture/seminar as well as e-lectures, workshops and simulations. In a typical week, you will have up to 12 hours of scheduled contact time, which you will supplement by tutorial meetings to suit you and around 20 hours of guided independent study. Assessment will be via a variety of assessment types and sometimes you will even be able to choose an assessment style to suit you.


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