Information and communication technology (ICT) professionals help businesses and organisations use any information they store digitally. Gain a qualification in ICT and you could work with computer-based technology, integrating communications with computer networks to benefit organisations in the public or private sector. We aim to give you the knowledge and skills to help organisations identify their ICT needs and then design, produce and operate computer-based information systems. During your studies we’ll give you the opportunity to gain a thorough grounding in the principles of ICT, including best practice in developing web technologies. You’ll also study advanced skills in developing database-enabled applications. The focus is on giving you the skills to perform strongly in a graduate level information systems position, and prepare you for a career in this dynamic area of computing. We want to give you lots of opportunities to put what you’ve learnt into practice, and we work closely with industry. You could also spend a year on placement, which could really help you develop your experience and your contacts. The course is partially accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS), the chartered institute for the IT industry. BCS accreditation is awarded to courses that provide a solid foundation in computing.