BSc Digital and Technology Solutions (Degree Apprenticeship)

Duration 4 Years
Typical offer AAB; BTEC Level Three Extended Diploma DDD; IB 34
Discipline Computer Science and IT
Location Taught in Exeter Streatham (Exeter)


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Your Exeter degree paid for

Enjoy a fully-funded university experience, at a Russell Group university, while earning a salary.

A debt-free start to your career

No tuition fees and a salary throughout your studies means you’ll graduate with zero student debt, putting you in a better position when it comes to enjoying more of your post-uni earnings, starting your own business or buying a home.

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.

Programme structure

The modules we outline here provide examples of what you can expect to learn on this degree course based on recent academic teaching. The precise modules available to you in future years may vary depending on staff availability and research interests, new topics of study, timetabling and student demand.

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.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

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

Please note that this course does not follow the standard UCAS application process.

BSc Digital and Technology Solutions is accredited by the Tech Partnership

Entry requirements 2020

Typical offer

A-levels AAB; BTEC Level Three Extended Diploma DDD; IB 34.

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.

Funding eligibility criteria

As a condition of the government funding support for this programme, to be eligible candidates must be:
- a citizen of a country within the European Economic Area (EEA) or other countries determined within the EEA, including those with bilateral agreements such as Switzerland, or have the Right of Abode in the UK, and have been ordinarily resident in the EEA or other countries determined within the EEA, including those with bilateral agreements such as Switzerland, for at least the previous three years on the first day of learning.

A non-EEA citizen is eligible for funding if they have permission granted by the UK government to live in the UK, which is not for educational purposes, and have been ordinarily resident in the UK for at least the previous three years before the start of learning.

Contextual offers

At the University of Exeter we are committed to the idea that all students who have the potential to benefit from higher education have the opportunity to do so. We believe that fair access to higher education is a fundamental enabler for social mobility, improving life opportunities and outcomes for individual students, while benefiting the economy and society as a whole.

Educational context can affect your grades, and we take this into account in order to recognise your potential. If you meet certain criteria, we may make you a lower offer than our typical entry requirements. Find out more about contextual offers.

Further information

Please read the important information about our Typical offer.

For full and up-to-date information on applying to Exeter and entry requirements, including requirements for other types of qualification, please see the Applying section.

Learning and teaching

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

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.

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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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.


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). You can apply to this programme in addition to making applications to any institution through UCAS.

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.

Current vacancies for 2019 entry

We recommend that you register your details with us to be notified when new vacancies become available for 2019 entry. Please see below:

Software lies at the heart of all our daily lives. Many of our interactions are now through applications and services. The quality of these interactions is massively influenced by well-designed software.

This is an opportunity to join NHS Digital and create the software that will transform services across health and care, including national systems and those targeted at specific areas and users. You will join teams from across the organisation, learning from highly motivated experts and contribute to our successful deliveries.

Over the 4 years you get the opportunity to work on different teams and projects to help you get a greater understanding of the kinds of roles we have in Software Development at NHS Digital.

You will start on a 2-year fixed-term contract in the Academy, on successful completion of you will be assessed and as a professional could be earning up to £30K.

Location: Exeter

Salary: £21,089

Closing date: 30 November 2019

For more information about this role please look on the NHS website.

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.


Past vacancies

Previous employers have included: