Undergraduate Study

Digital and Technology Solutions (Degree Apprenticeship)

UCAS code None
Duration 4 years
Entry year 2020

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Entry requirements

A levels: AAB
IB: 34/665

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Campus Streatham Campus
Discipline Computer Science


  • Enjoy a fully-funded degree from a Russell Group University
  • You’ll earn a salary throughout your studies and pay zero tuition fees, meaning you’ll graduate with a debt-free start to your career
  • Puts you in a great position when it comes to enjoying more of your post-university earnings, starting your own business or buying a home
  • Benefit from excellent facilities spanning a wide range of machine types and software ecosystems
  • Our world-class teaching is informed by active, up-to-the-minute research of international standing in developing fields including machine learning, artificial intelligence, and nature-inspired computation
  • Comprehensive and relevant programme inspired by the Computer Science development cycle: theory, design, develop, test and apply

6th in the UK for Computer Science

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020

11th in the UK for Computer Science

The Complete University Guide 2020

98% of graduates in further study or graduate-level employment within 6 months of graduation

Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Survey (DLHE) of 2016/17 undergraduates

Entry requirements

Qualification Required grades Required subjects
A-Level AAB See below for further information
IB 34/665 See below for further information
BTEC DDD See below for further information
GCSE C Grade C in GCSE English language and Mathematics
Contextual Offer

A-Level: BBB
IB: 30

Specific requirements must still be achieved, therefore where a grade A is required, offers will be ABC or ACC. Find out more about contextual offers.

International equivalences

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NB General Studies is not included in any offer.

Other qualifications of a similar level can be considered. We would encourage applicants with non-standard qualifications to contact us to discuss their eligibility. Where a candidate has already gained a good undergraduate degree this may be offered to meet entry requirements. Please note that, due to the funded nature of this programme, applicants with undergraduate degrees in computing/ IT are not eligible.

International Foundation programmes

Preparation for entry to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree:

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Course content

BSc Digital and Technology Solutions is a full Exeter degree, studied over four years through a mix of on-campus residentials, e-learning and real-world projects. As the apprenticeship progresses you will follow one of several occupational specialisms, each addressing a highly sought-after professional role, such as; data analysis, cyber security, software engineering, business analysis or IT consultancy.

IT has always been my passion. When I came across the Met Office apprenticeship with the University of Exeter, I could not believe my luck: two highly revered institutions that excel in education and innovation.

The combination of work-based projects and e-learning has allowed me to more thoroughly understand the content of the course, as I can put what I learn in theory into practice.

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Studying BSc Digital Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeship



The tuition fee for this programme will be paid for by your employer and the Government.

Find out more about tuition fees and funding


Accredited by the Tech Partnership.

Learning and teaching

How will I learn?

BSc Digital and Technology Solutions is delivered through a combination of e-learning, on-campus residential courses and work-based projects.


E-learning elements of the course, including lectures, seminars and online collaborative work, are undertaken through the University’s electronic learning environment. This will supplement and further the learning begun during residentials, as well as providing academic support for ongoing projects in the workplace.

Residential Courses

Termly residential courses, held at the University’s Streatham Campus in Exeter, bring all apprentices together from across the country. During the residentials you will meet with fellow apprentices, wider members of the computer science department and spend time with your academic mentor.

Work-based projects

Degree apprenticeship roles are developed with a strong emphasis upon the close relationship between employer and university. The academic curriculum will, for a large part, follow real delivery in the workplace with the day-to-day challenges faced in a work environment informing coursework. Similarly, varied academic content will provide your employer with an opportunity to allow you to explore areas of the business that may not fall immediately within your role, such as business organisation or IT law.

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BSc Digital and Technology Solutions does not follow the standard UCAS application process. To gain a place you must apply directly to one of our partner employers’ vacancies (advertised below under 'read more'). You can apply to this programme in addition to making applications to any institution through UCAS.

Current vacancies

We recommend that you register your details with us to be notified when new vacancies become available for 2020 entry. Please see below:

J.P. Morgan

Our four-year apprenticeship programme starting in September 2020 offers a comprehensive introduction to the world of technology within financial services and the chance to obtain a full honours degree from the University of Exeter, alongside valuable work experience at our Bournemouth technology hub.

Location: Bournemouth

Salary: The starting salary for this role is £17,000 per annum.

Closing date: 31 January 2020

Please visit the JP Morgan website to find out more about this role and view the application.

How to apply

  1. Apply through your chosen company's website via the links below. You are welcome to apply for more than one vacancy.
  2. Once you have applied we will review your application, with the company of interest.
  3. If you meet our requirements you be invited to an interview.
  4. Once your interview is completed, you will receive a notification about whether you have been successful.
  5. If you have been successful you will be offered a position with the company. Your place will be confirmed by us, and we will send further information about how to enrol as a student.
  6. If you have not been successful this time, do not worry! Keep an eye out for other opportunities on this page.

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Your future

About the apprenticeship

As an apprentice you will be a full salaried member of your organisation, typically earning between £13,000 and £19,000. Much of your learning will take place at work, either through projects linked to academic content or time set aside for distance learning.

Depending upon the vacancy you’ve applied for, you might be working for a small IT start-up or a multinational corporation. Either way, your employer will be fully committed to and supportive of your studies.

Highly employable

Solid industry experience is what employers look for when recruiting. As a Degree Apprentice you’ll be working in an exciting and relevant job from day one of your studies, meaning when the time comes to move on, you’ll be one of the most employable graduates in the technology sector.

This Data Science course has been developed with partner employers, including IBM, the Met Office, South West Water, Black Swan and Oxygen House and has been designed to deliver skills that are most valued by employers. Modules will use the employers’ methods, platforms, software and data, to ensure that they are fully reflective of workplace practice. Throughout your studies you will conduct individual and group projects using real world data sets.

This course will prepare you to be an outstanding dynamic problem solver with an excellent technical skillset. In addition to learning the core principles of Mathematics and Computer Science, you will learn soft skills that employers have told us they are looking for, such as communication and presentation skills, and the ability to work effectively in a team.

The inclusion of individual- and group-based project work in every academic year will offer you an opportunity to apply your skills to solve real world problems and prepare you for future employment.

Industrial Experience

As part of the three-year degree, you can choose to take an optional Commercial and Industrial Experience module during the vacation before the third year (subject to availability). This very rewarding opportunity allows you to gain paid work experience while earning credits towards your degree programme. Following the placement you can report on your experience which, alongside a report from the employer, enables you to count your experience as a third-year optional module. We have excellent links with employers and can provide assistance in finding suitable employment.

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