Information Technology, M.Sc.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    12000
    Tuition (Full programme)
    5220
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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You’ll learn the skills you’ll need to develop and deploy enterprise wide applications, by building up a deep and critical understanding of the relevant, modern theories and the associated practical expertise.

About

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.

Accreditation

Our vision

Is to be the natural choice of ambitious learners for credible online learning and professional qualifications to transform their life opportunities.

Our mission

Is to provide high quality, accredited online learning opportunities, and all of the support required for successful graduation, to learners in the UK and internationally who wish to enhance their career and earning potential.

Our values

We offer high quality, value-for-money study options with a learner-oriented approach that is always personal.

Our online focus

Our courses are designed specifically for online learning and are delivered by dedicated, expert online tutors. Our unique course materials, knowledgeable, responsive tutors and friendly support team combine to ensure a relevant, stimulating, well-supported learning experience.

Programme Structure

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 36 months

      Course length: full time: one year, part time: three years

    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      Regular mandatory meetings
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Online group works/assignments

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • 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

Student Visa

Students from United States of America need a visa in order to study in the United Kingdom.
Read more about visa information and requirements for this country.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • GBP 12000 International
  • GBP 5220 EU/EEA

  • UK/EU students: £580 per 20 credits

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.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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