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Degree apprenticeships

A Degree Apprenticeship in Digital and Technology Solutions at Queen Mary University of London offers you an alternative pathway to entering the digital or technology sector.

Degree ApprenticeshipsAs a degree apprentice at QMUL, you would study part-time at a Russell Group University, whilst also working for organisations that include Goldman Sachs, PwC, GSK, John Lewis and IBM.

You will be studying towards a BSc Digital & Technology Solutions degree over a four year period, combining campus-based and work-based learning. The programme offers you an opportunity to study while earning, with degree apprentices being on a typical starting salary of between £12,000 and £18,000 and graduating with four years of work experience. 

Degree Pathways

The degree apprenticeship is focused on job roles and we currently offer 2 pathways. Find out more about the these pathways below via the course finder pages:

Partner Employers

In order to become a degree apprentice, you need to apply to an employer that is offering degree apprenticeship roles.

Queen Mary current partner employers inlcude: ARUP, Bloomberg, Goldman Sachs, BBC, Broadridge, Experian, GSK, Global, Goji Investments, PwC, IBM, John Lewis, KPMG, Memiah, Sapphire, Xantura.

We are also discussing Digital Technology Solutions Apprenticeships opportunities with a number of other employers and new opportunities will be listed on the course finder pages as they become available.

You will attend campus two days per week during term-time for lectures and laboratory sessions, and spend the remaining three days with your employer. During the summer months, you spend the full working week with your employer.

Employers recruiting now

In most cases, you must apply for the degree apprenticeship through the National Apprenticeship Service or directly with an employer. The only exception is the Data Analyst pathway with PwC. 

Entry Requirements

To gain a place as a degree apprentice, you must apply to an employer in response to a vacancy that they advertise.

Each employer has its own recruitment process which is likely to include one or more interviews.

Most applications should NOT be made via UCAS though applicants may apply for other University courses at the same time. The only pathway where applications should be made via UCAS is the Data Analyst Pathway.

In addition, Queen Mary and the employer agree on academic entry requirements. These are similar to the academic standard required for entry to our normal degrees for which we accept most qualifications:

  • Three A-levels with grades of ABB in rigorous subjects
  • International Baccalaureate 32 points with 6,5,5 in three Higher Level Subjects
  • BTEC (2010) D*D*D in IT and A level Maths grade B
  • BTEC (2016) D*DD in Computing

We also require GCSE Maths grade B or above. Further details are given on the entry requirements page.

For mature applicants with relevant employment experience, the academic entry requirements may be reduced.

Our Apprenticeships

Hear what it’s really like to be a degree apprentice

Our four degree apprentices at Goldman Sachs talk about their experiences:

De​gree apprenticeships are becoming a more and more popular and appealing choice both to employers and to young people starting their career.
— Megan Murray, Degree Apprentice, IBM