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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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What will I learn?

This is a highly flexible Single Honours degree, which you can customise to suit your particular areas of interest to explore how IT can transform conventional methods of learning. It will offer you the opportunity to specialise in areas of IT such as information systems or web development and introduce you to the fundamentals of education and, in particular, how IT can be used in a learning environment.

This is a fascinating area where there is considerable investment being made and the opportunities for career progression for a well-qualified individual are excellent.

During the course you will hone your problem-solving skills as well as becoming adept at research and evaluation. You will become an expert in communication using IT, while building your ability to work as part of a team.

In Year 2, you will also have the opportunity to study at one of our partner universities in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand or Europe

Click ‘course content’ below for full details of modules available on this course.

Factfile

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

Viv Bell, 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


A quality course

Here are just a few reasons why you should choose to study Information Technology for Education BSc (Hons) at the University of Worcester.

• IT-enabled education requires large scale investment, so employers are keen to recruit graduates with an understanding in this field

• Unique specialist Single Honours degree taught by both computing and education specialists

• A highly flexible degree, which can be customised to suit your developing skills

• Created specifically for those interested in a career in ICT teaching, professional IT training or the development of e-learning resources

• Ideal entry route to a postgraduate qualification to become an ICT primary or secondary school teacher

• Opportunity to spend a semester abroad in the USA, Canada, Europe, New Zealand or Australia

• Option to switch to alternative computing-based course after year 1

Teaching approach

Typically Computing lectures are three hours long. During this time, you will experience a range of learning activities intended to stimulate you and enable you to learn effectively.

Lectures usually begin with a classroom lesson that lasts around 45 minutes, introducing the underpinning concepts of a topic. You will be expected to participate here – by offering your opinion, by using an Electronic Voting System or by interrupting when you wish to challenge what the lecturer is suggesting.

The introductory lecture will usually be followed by a practical or a seminar session. In practical sessions you will develop software and systems using a range of development tools (e.g. Adobe CS3 Flash Professional, Adobe Dreamweaver, UnrealEngine2 Editor). In seminar sessions you may be asked to work with two or three other students on case studies which will enable you to explore the subject in greater depth. We believe that collaborative learning with your fellow students is very important.

Between lectures you will carry out further study - we adopt an ‘open door’ policy and you will be encouraged to seek the help of lecturers. Most class materials will uploaded to Blackboard (our VLE) before sessions and these materials can be downloaded at University or from anywhere with an internet connection. Many modules have set up on-line discussion facilities to enable you to collaborate with other students between sessions.

A wide variety of assessment methods are used including case studies, research projects, reports, presentations, development of software and systems and examinations.

Employability

Employability

A variety of career paths will be open to you where you can put your newly attained Information Technology skills into practice within an education context. There will be a broad range of contexts to choose from including primary or secondary school teaching, adult education or even Information Technology training, development and consultancy work.

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.”


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