M.Sc. Information Technology

University of Derby

Tuition fee: Not specified
Start date: September  2014, January  2015
Duration full-time: 12 months
Languages:
  • English
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Disciplines:
Delivery mode: Blended
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time
Intensity: Flexible
Duration part-time: 36 months
Part-time variant: Flexible
Structure: Fully structured
Student interaction: Online group works/assignments
Attendance: Regular mandatory meetings
Teacher support: Continuous support with feedback on request

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Information Technology is at the heart of modern day business enterprises. Emerging technologies and developments with smartphones, personal navigation systems and widespread access to broadband internet are creating opportunities for IT professionals who can recognise and take advantage of the potential that IT has for innovative and creative ways of securing business advantage.

The MSc Information Technology prepares you to tackle work-based challenges whilst using IT both practically and intelligently. Our modern facilities provide a great environment to learn and experiment and our expert staff will guide you to find solutions to existing and emerging issues in the industry.

We use our links with local, national and multi-national organisations to exclusively shape our programme of learning to suit their demands from you as an employee or, to even run your own business.

You will encounter a wide range of topics including:

* Database design and implementation
* Web application design and modelling
* IT project management
* Exploiting Big Data
* Ethical, moral and social issues
* Computer program design and implementation

You will cover in-depth how information technology is shaping our world and its use in creating new opportunities. This programme will help you develop the practical skills and deep understanding of how to use IT along with a real appreciation of the power of Information Technology.

Contents

You will encounter a wide range of topics including:

* Database design and implementation
* Web application design and modelling
* IT project management
* Exploiting Big Data
* Ethical, moral and social issues
* Computer program design and implementation

Requirements

* An honours degree (at least 2.2) or equivalent qualifications / experience in a computing discipline
* If English is not your first language you will need to demonstrate proficiency in English

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5

IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Funding

Scholarships

We have a number of merit based partial scholarships of £1,000 available for international students starting their course in September 2014 or January 2015.

These scholarships are available to apply for once you have applied to the University. You must be a full time international (outside the EU) taught student in the first year of your study at the University of Derby.

If you are successful, £1,000 will be deducted from your tuition fees. There are also a number of individual scholarships available for particular courses which become available throughout the year.

Only students who have received an offer from the University will be eligible to apply for a scholarship. The deadlines for receipt of applications for scholarship are:

September 2014 start courses: Final deadline June 30 applications will be assessed in July.

January 2015 start courses: Final deadline November 30 applications will be assessed in December.

Do not apply for a scholarship unless you have received an offer of a course from the Univeristy and any applications received after the deadline will not be accepted.

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