/BSc(Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions

Provided by: Manchester Metropolitan University

Course Area: North West

Course Code: 541Z/541W/541U/541Y/541V

Course Type: Degree Apprenticeship

Start date: 20200914

End date: 20230721

Subjects: Cyber Security, Data Analytics, Information Technology, Software Engineering

Price: Paid by Employer

Delivery Method: Blended

Course Overview

The programme covers a broad base of skills equipping students with the fundamental programming competencies to be able to maintain and create computer programmes, websites and information systems, and manage the relationships between all three. The degree also explores the interaction between technical systems and the workplace, and how to leverage them effectively for maximum business impact.


Taught units are supported by work-based projects that, where possible, will focus on live business scenarios and real-world problem-solving. Communication and company culture workshops will help to accelerate students’ development as effective digital and technology practitioners.


The BSc Digital & Technology Solutions degree provides students with the support of their employer, a choice of pathways to allow students to concentrate on learning the skills most suited to their job role.


Pathways currently available are:

  • IT Consultant, focusing on business technologies and technical project management.
  • Software Engineer, including advanced programming, software development and databases.
  • Cyber Security Analyst, responding to threats, by assessing and securing vulnerable systems.
  • Data Analytics, managing and analysing big data and its application in business situations.

Who Is This Course For

If you would love to have a career in the digital and technology sector, then a Degree Apprenticeship is a fantastic option to get ahead and earn while you learn, in this fast-developing profession.


As a Digital & Technology Solutions degree apprentice you will work full-time at one of the country’s leading employers or innovative SMEs, while studying towards a fully accredited Digital & Technology Solutions Degree with Manchester Metropolitan University.


You will earn a minimum starting salary of £12,000 per year and receive all the additional benefits of working in a digital or technology-focused role, such as IT Consultant, Web Developer, Software Engineer, Cyber Security Analyst or Data Analyst.


Candidates for the Degree Apprenticeship should have a minimum of 104 UCAS tariff points at A2 (Grades BCC) or an equivalent e.g. BTEC DMM. You will also need Maths and English Language GCSE grade A*-C. We will individually evaluate candidates who do not meet these requirements, but have workplace experience.

What Will I Learn

A four year part-time degree qualification typically comprises 360 credits (90 credits per year). 10 credits equates to 100 hours of study, which is a combination of lectures, seminars and practical sessions, and independent study. The exact composition of your study time and assessments for the course will vary according to your option choices and style of learning, but it could be:


Year 1

  • Introduction to Programming
  • Introduction to Business Systems
  • Introduction to Web Development

Supported by workshops on communication, team building, value building behaviours and diversity.


Year 2
You will study the following two core units, and depending on your chosen pathway, you will study a third unit that relates specifically to your chosen pathway:

  • Computing Fundamentals
  • Technology Management

IT Consultant

  • Customer Lifecycle Management

Software Engineer

  • Advanced Programming

Cyber Security Analyst

  • Computer Security Fundamentals

Data Analytics

  • Statistics and Visualisation


Year 3
You will study three units depending on your chosen pathway:

IT Consultant

  • Web Design and Development
  • Business Intelligence and Strategy
  • Business Research Project

Software Engineer

  • Computer Networks and Operating Systems
  • Enterprise Programming
  • Development Project

Cyber Security Analyst

  • Computer Networks and Operating Systems
  • Security Auditing and Incident Response
  • Cyber Security Project

Data Analytics

  • Advanced Databases
  • Data Analytics
  • Data Analytics Project


Year 4
In your fourth year, you will study two core units and one elective unit:

  • Synoptic Project
  • Portfolio Assessment
  • Elective Unit


Elective units may include:

  • Data Engineering
  • Mobile App Development
  • Advanced Web Development
  • Web Content Management Systems
  • User Experience Design
  • Developing a Digital Business
  • Digital and Social Media Marketing Communications Management
  • Principles of Business Analytics
  • Entrepreneurial Practice
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