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BSc Information Technology

University of Derby
Program overview
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
English

Start dates
Derby
September 2023

Derby
September 2024

Derby
September 2025
University of Derby

About this program

BSc Information Technology

Our BSc (Hons) Information Technology will appeal to highly motivated students who have a strong interest in designing IT products and services that solve real problems and are used by real people to do real work.

  • Choose a degree designed in conjunction with industry and the business world to ensure that you develop the skills employers are seeking
  • Cover the major developments in IT today – from Big Data and the Internet of Things (IoT) to User Experience (UX) and User Centred Design
  • Gain valuable experience on an optional year in industry, supported by our dedicated and highly experienced placement staff
  • Work in design and development teams to deliver an IT product or service that addresses a business problem for a real client, often a local charity
  • Study in our state-of-the-art facilities including our dedicated computing labs and Data Visualisation lab
  • Build your skills using specialist tools which are harnessed by industry worldwide, such as SAS, R, SAS JMP, Watson Analytics, Python and Tableau for data analysis
  • Take the chance to obtain SAS certification to strengthen your CV and improve your future prospects
  • Prepare for careers in fields such as data analysis, business intelligence, web and mobile design – or even starting your own IT business venture
  • Become a highly employable graduate – we are ranked 15th highest among all UK universities and 12th for English institutions, with 96% of graduates in work or further study within six months of completing their degree (HESA 2016)

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Admission requirements

BSc (Hons)

2022 entry

These are the typical qualification requirements for September 2022 entry.

  • UCAS points - 112-120
  • A Level - BBB-BBC
  • BTEC - DDM-DMM
  • GCSE - GCSE Maths and English Grade 4/Grade C (or above) or equivalent qualification
  • Access to HE - Pass Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits: 45 at Level 3 with a minimum of Distinction: 15, Merit: 24, Pass: 6

English language requirements

IELTS: 6.0 (with at least 5.5 in each skills area)

2023 entry

These are the typical qualification requirements for September 2023 entry.

  • UCAS points - 112-120
  • A Level - BBB-BBC
  • T Level - Merit
  • BTEC - DDM-DMM
  • GCSE - GCSE Maths and English Grade 4/Grade C (or above) or equivalent qualification
  • Access to HE - Pass Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits: 45 at Level 3 with a minimum of Distinction: 15, Merit: 24, Pass: 6

English language requirements

IELTS: 6.0 (with at least 5.5 in each skills area)


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Program content

Year 1

  • Computational Mathematics
  • Introduction to Computer Science
  • Programming 1
  • Networking Fundamentals
  • The IT Design Studio
  • Introduction To Data Analysis

Year 2

  • Databases
  • Team Project
  • Data Management and Business Intelligence
  • IT Services Management

Year 3

  • Emerging IT Product Developments
  • Sustainable Information and Corporate Governance
  • Advanced Analytics
  • Independent Studies
  • Enterprise Systems

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition

Tuition Fees

Full time

  • UK - £9,250 per year
  • International - £14,045 per year

Qualification

UCAS points: 112-120 (September 2022 entry)

Career paths

As a BSc (Hons) Information Technology graduate, you will find career opportunities in virtually any area of computing and information technology, particularly data analysis, business intelligence or web and mobile design. You could progress to become a data analyst, an IT trainer, a reporting specialist, a project manager or even advance to IT director roles.

Alternatively, you could start a business venture developing and managing your own IT products and services, or you could go on to study at postgraduate level with our MSc Big Data Analytics or MSc Information Technology.

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University of Derby

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University of Derby

Kedleston Road
DE22 1GB Derby
UK

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