Digital and Technology Solutions Specialist (Digital Technologies) Degree Apprenticeship
School - School of Computing, Science & Engineering
Subject area - Computer Science
The cost of the apprenticeship will be covered by your employer and/or the Government. You will need to cover the cost of any study materials plus travel to and from campus if required. Please note, due to the nature of apprenticeships and how they are funded (by the government and the employer), apprentices will not be eligible for student finance - this includes tuition fee loans and maintenance loans.
Start Dates(s): January; July
The apprenticeship programme will run over two years part-time with an extra six months for a dissertation based on project work.
- This programme aims to create professionals prepared to lead the digital evolution.
- This programme will help develop the broad spectrum of knowledge and in-depth understanding of the digital economy.
- The Degree Apprenticeship route will allow you to work and study for your postgraduate degree at the same time as well as taking advantage of employer and government funding.
- A part-time only course
This is a degree apprenticeship programme - you must be employed full-time in a relevant role in order to undertake this apprenticeship.
This degree apprenticeship programme is awaiting final approval to run in January 2019.
This master’s level apprenticeship programme delivered online by the University of Salford will help develop the broad spectrum of knowledge and in-depth understanding of the digital economy necessary for the future-ready workforce of tomorrow. It aims to create professionals prepared to lead the digital evolution in an era of unprecedented technological transformation.
This programme will provide the bridge between traditional professional skillsets and the technical expertise critical for organisations undergoing rapid technological transitions. In an age of automation, this course will enable employees to become digitally literate professionals with the skills and knowledge needed to advance technological innovation.
There is a standard and advanced variant for the programme and the level you study for each module and the award you come out with (MSc Digital Technologies or MSc Advanced Digital Technologies) will depend on your prior experience within the digital arena.
The apprenticeship is a combination of an academic programme and work-based learning. The University is responsible for the degree programme, and the employer is responsible for delivering the work-based learning.
Please note, due to the nature of apprenticeships and how they are funded (by the government and the employer), apprentices will not be eligible for student finance - this includes tuition fee loans and maintenance loans.
The programme will be delivered through online course materials and online tutorials. For students able to travel to the University’s campus, computing facilities will be made available. Each module will include a compulsory week-long residential workshop where students can meet each other, receive additional tutoring and participate in group activities to strengthen the learning process.
For the following modules, there will be an advanced variant available:
(Advanced) Databases & Data Mining
(Advanced) Programming & Web Development
(Advanced) Cyber Security & Cryptography