Highlands College

BSc (Hons) Digital Technologies

We are the higher education college of the States of Jersey; all of our foundation and honours degrees are developed with industry professionals from a range of sectors. Take advantage of our work-based learning philosophy and get a head start in your career.

Course details

  • Year 1

  • Core modules

    • Individual Honours Project (HIGH3308)

      The aim of the module is to highlight the culmination of skills and learning that students have attained during their program – work placements can be utilised as an initial research area to identify industry practices and challenges. The overarching goal is application of relevant skills to a specific, significant challenge or problem in an area that students are particularly interested in

    • FinTech Security (HIGH3309)

      This module examines the dilemma businesses are facing with the transition from traditional technologies and practices used within the financial sector into the modern cloud-based era. Students will develop an understanding of the potential threats and challenges faced with migrating to the cloud. Students will setup, configure, and secure a cloud-based system and will provide recommendations for maintaining its security

    • Advanced Mobile Development (HIGH3310)

      The module aims to cover no-code and low-code UI/UX design principles for mobile devices, mobile application development techniques, use of in-premises and cloud-based development tools, manual and automated testing strategies, and the evaluation of mobile apps. Students will work towards developing a cross-platform mobile app that targets platforms such as Android and IOS devices.

    • Cloud Computing Administration (HIGH3311)

      This module examines current cloud computing infrastructure and the successful development and management of systems within this environment. Students will develop knowledge of the key cloud providers, key components of Cloud Computing Administration, development of a business standard cloud solution and have the opportunity to sit relevant cloud computing professional qualifications

    • Modern Web Applications (HIGH3312)

      Web development and applications are constantly evolving and industry practices continually changing. Students will focus on the challenges developers face and how to meet these challenges whilst also considering current and new security threats. In response to this, students will produce a high-quality web app whilst ensuring thorough testing is implemented throughout the whole process and across a range of areas

The modules shown for this course are those currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new modules. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to amendment from time to time as part of the University’s curriculum enrichment programme and in line with changes in the University’s policies and requirements.

Fees, costs and funding

As this course is delivered by one of our partner colleges, please contact the college directly for information on fees and funding.

How to apply

All applications for undergraduate courses are made through UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). 
UCAS will ask for the information contained in the box at the top of this course page including the UCAS course code and the institution code. 
To apply for this course and for more information about submitting an application including application deadline dates, please visit the UCAS website.
Support is also available to overseas students applying to the University from our International Office via our how to apply webpage or email admissions@plymouth.ac.uk.

Our partnership with Highlands College

The University of Plymouth has developed partnerships with institutions around the world with the sole purpose of making higher education more accessible to those people who need something just a little different.

Our Academic Partnerships enable students to enrol for a degree at a partnership institution closer to home, or engage in distance learning – even when they’re in the middle of the ocean. They are there for those people looking to return to education, or enhance their professional development. Full- or part-time; foundation degree to masters-level – we cater for a huge variety of needs and aspirations.

Many of our partners offer specialist degrees, unique facilities, and smaller class sizes at a competitive price. And as a student of two institutions, you get the best of both worlds; a supportive learning environment as part of a close-knit community, and a university-level qualification awarded by the University of Plymouth. You’ll enjoy not only the facilities and services your partnership institution provides, but also all of the additional support and resources you need from us, and you’ll automatically become a member of our Students’ Union, too.

We are continuing to grow the number of partner institutions and expand our academic community to new locations around the UK and overseas. Why not visit the Academic Partnerships page on our website for a full list of partners and for more details on studying with us?

One of our partners delivers this particular course – so please visit their website for full course details, entry requirements, tuition fees and information on what student life is like there. 

Open days

Partner college open days

This course is run at one of our partner colleges. Open days are held at the college and more details of these can be found on the college website. You'll find contact details below, on this page.

University of Plymouth open days

You are also very welcome to attend a University of Plymouth open day, to get a flavour of the courses you can progress to from a partner college. There will however be limited information on this specific course and college.

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