At the highest levels, software drives almost every industry. By combining technical programming expertise with real-world experience, you’ll discover how to shape the way people interact with technology.
University of Leicester
A/AS-levels: ABB. Two AS-levels considered in place of one A-level. General Studies accepted.
EPQ with A-levels: BBB + EPQ at grade B.
GCSE: Grade C/4 in Maths.
Access to HE Diploma: Pass relevant Diploma with a minimum of 45 credits at level 3, 30 of which must be at Distinction.
International Baccalaureate: Pass Diploma with 30 points. Minimum of 3 in HL Maths, or 4 in SL Maths, or 5 in Maths Studies required if grade C/4 not held at GCSE.
BTEC Nationals: Full Diploma with D*D*D*. BTEC must be in IT, Science or Engineering.
T Levels: Distinction in either: Digital Production, Design and Development (with an Occupational Specialism in Software development technician), or Digital Business Services
Many of our modules feature external speakers who are able to give first-hand accounts of how the latest computing innovations are used in industry.
You will work on a project commissioned by a real client and gain an insight into the practices of design, implementation and professional project management. You will be taught how to specify, design and develop software systems, gaining the technical skills and insights that employers value very highly.
Graduates from the School of Informatics have gone on to many different careers, whether working for large companies, such as Accenture, BAE systems, Bloomberg and LogicaCMG, or for small, innovative start-ups. You may go on to apply your knowledge directly as a software engineer or systems analyst – or you may apply your IT skills and problem-solving abilities in a related field such as finance, marketing or general business.
At the very beginning of your course you’ll take the short, non-credit bearing Academic and Study Skills.
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