MSc Information Technology, Derby, UK

Information Technology

University of Derby, UK

Get equipped for a successful career in the field of IT 

University of Derby    

The University of Derby, with origins traced back to 1851, is accredited by British Royal Charter.  The University consists of Derby campus and Buxton campus that opened by Prince Charles.  In 1995, the University became a charity.

The University offers a wide range of undergraduate and post-graduate degrees.  In addition to on-campus study, the University offers an extensive of e-Learning programmes.  There are 20,000 students, of whom more than 1,300 overseas students from around 100 countries worldwide.

University of Derby is an accredited University under British Royal Charter


University of Derby

– Gold Standard Award
Teaching Excellence Framework 2017,
Department of Education, UK

– Ranked 75 out of 131 Universities
Times Good University Guide, 2019


– Ranked no. 7 in the East Midlands Region, UK
(The Complete University Guide, 2010)
– Ranked 54 out of 109 Universities in UK
(Times Higher Education, Annual National Student Experience Survey, 2009)
– Ranked 12 in the UK out of 151 Universities for employability,
ahead of Cambridge (20th) and Oxford (72nd). (HESA, 2013)
– Business courses at Derby are rated ‘Excellent’, with a rating of 22 out of 24
(UK Quality Assurance Agency)
– The Law School was rated in the top 5
(National Student Satisfaction Survey, 2009)

Why choose this course?
You’ll learn theoretical and practical skills of applying information technology.
You’ll have the opportunity to apply your knowledge to the challenges faced by industry.
You’ll learn about a wide range of cutting-edge and emerging business technologies, such as cloud computing.
You’ll be taught by IT experts from industry.
It’s flexible to fit around you and you can study at yor own pace – it’s an online programme with e-tutor support.
You’ll be equipped for a successful career in the field of information technology.  Althernatively you could pursue further research.

About the Programme

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 making demands for IT professionals who can recognise oppoirtunities to utilise IT in new ways to create business advantage.

The MSc Information Technology prepares you to tackle work-based challenges and use IT practically and intelligently.  You will be guided by our expert staff to find solutions to existing and emerging issues in the industry.

We use our links with local, national an dmulti-national organisations to shape the programme of learning to suit what they will demand from you as an employee.  You will also be encouraged to help tailor the programme to fit you – there may be a specific expertise that you want to develop.

You will encounter a wide range of topics including:
– advanced databases
– web application design and modelling
– IT project management
– enterprise security management
– ethical, moral and social issues
– information technology governance and compliance
– advanced network routing
– mobile and wireless networking
– advanced concepts in secure systems.

Towards the end of the programme you will develop a substantive project to demonstrate your advanced professional status.  You will be supported with a personal supervisor, who will help you manage your project to successful completion.  This project may be work-based ifyou are a part time student, or you may choose to exploit this opportunity to enhance and develop your career prospects.

You can study at home, at work, anywhere, anytime that suit you. All you need is a computer with internet access.

Your study materials will be available through the internet. You’re supported through the course by your tutor who is only a click away. You will be able to communicate with other students and your tutors online, through discussion groups and email, so you will be part of an online community for your course.

Your career
You will have excellent employment and earnings potential as prospects include working for large corporate enterprises, working as an IT ‘solution’ consultant, providing in-house IT support and designing IT infrastructure.  There is also a growing demand for specialists in the strategic use of IT to deliver innovative business opportunities, using technologies such as cloud computing.

Alternatively, you could undertake futher research leading to a PhD or gain employment in a research and development environment.

Students’ Message
“There are things I know now that really help me to approach situations in a more effective way.” Andrew Muluubya

“Derby degree programme made it accessible for me to achieve my ambition of gaining a degree without having to attend classes weekly, enabling me to continue with my studies whilst maintaining a full time job.”  Karen Finucare

“It is an enjoyable and career enhancing experience that fitted around my busy work commitments and family life.” Richard Hopkins

“There was plenty of interaction between tutors and students to help me.”  Elly Philips

Programme Structure

The following subjects are available online.  So as to enable busy students to achieve for the degree anytime, anywhere in the world.

The programme consists of practical modules that provide you with immediate benefits in your workplace.
– Database Development
– Enterprise Networking and Security
– Independent Studies
– IT Project Management
– Object-Oriented Analysis, Design and Implementation
– Studying at Masters Level and Research Methods
– Web Technologies

Normal Duration

You can complete the final stage of programme in 1 to 3 years depending on your study pace.


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You’ll be assessed in a mix of coursework, examination and project, etc..

Entry Requirements

– An honours degree (at least 2.2) or equivalent qualifications / experience in a computing discipline.
– A minimum of 2-3 years of broad computer experience
– Proficiency in English.  If your previous academic / professional qualifications is not assessed by English, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5

Application Status

Open for application now

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For detailed information on the course and application procedures, please contact us
– online by click here
– by phone at 3482 8241 / 3482 8251
– by email at


Programme information is correct at time of publish.  The University reserves the right to make variations to the programme schedules, contents, information and fees without notice.
It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to
recognise any qualification to which this course may lead.

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