Highlands College

BSc (Hons) Information Technology for Business

95% of our students agree that their course has given them opportunities to apply what they have learnt through extensive work placements and contact with local employers (National Student Survey 2017). 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
    • HIGH3013 Strategic Information Management

      The success of organisations relies more than ever on the effective management of information systems. This modules examines the role of the IT team in the strategic planning process, how information systems can create competitive advantage & the development & implementation of IT strategies.

    • HIGH3014 Leading People; Achieving Objectives in the IT Sector

      The module explores the characteristics of Leadership in IT organisations, analysing the factors that lead to an innovative, engaged, and productive workforce. The role of leadership is examined in relation to the social, cultural & psychological processes at the individual, team & organisational level, with a focus on the approaches that have been applied in the IT sector.

    • HIGH3015 Information Security Management

      Information is the life blood of most organisations; its loss, misuse or corruption can have dramatic consequences. This module examines the threats & vulnerabilities of information systems & identifies how, through effective information security management, they can be removed or at least minimised.

  • Year 2
  • Core modules
    • HIGH3011 IT Honours Project

      The IT Honours project enables students to undertake a major project with the aim of solving a significant business problem & to apply a wide range of the theoretical topics covered within the programme.

    • HIGH3012 IT Consultancy and Professionalism

      This module enables students to understand the importance of professionalism within the IT sector & consider the ethical & legal responsibilities that an IT professional faces within their practice. Consultancy is a key working practice in the sector & students will explore the approaches needed to build effective relationships with a client, the contractual frameworks in which consultants operate as well as the methods & techniques used.

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

For further information and to apply for this course, please contact the college's admissions team directly using the contact details below. 

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 Partners 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.