Software Development at Derby College - UCAS

Derby College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Derby

Software Development

Course summary

This programme is approved through, and forms part of, the University of Derby’s School of Computing and Engineering. The two-year Foundation Degree reviews all aspects of software design. The programme is delivered by experienced Higher Education lecturers who have had careers within the Digital and IT sector and who can relate this topic using a diverse range of scenarios. Although you may only be in classes on two or three days per week, there is an expectation that you will spend the equivalent of a further three days in independent study and undertake a period of mandatory employer engagement to support your studies. This may involve you being invited in on non-timetabled days or working with employers during weekends to fulfil some elements of the course. Please note that classes can take place over traditional half-term holidays that fall within the identified semester weeks. The course is regulated by the OfS and the qualification is awarded by the University of Derby. All students have access to the UDO online platform, the Derby College Group Learning Resources Centre, the University of Derby library, and the College’s Moodle pages.


Year 1: There are six modules. These are split over two 12-week semesters. You will complete three in the first semester and three in the second semester. Level 4: Programming Computational Mathematics Foundations of Computer and IT Systems Computer Systems, Data Structures and Data Management Scripting and Web Technologies Work Based Project Year 2: There are six modules. These are split over two 12-week semesters. You will complete three in the first semester and three in the second semester. Level 5: Legal and Ethical Issues in Computing Software Engineering Data Driven Systems IT Product Design IT Services and Applications Team project You will be expected to undertake a relevant work placement or meaningful employer engagement each academic year.

Assessment method

You will be assessed using a variety of methods which may include practical and theory exams, reports and assignments, presentations and project work. The assessment methods are designed to review your understanding and knowledge relevant to the sector.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

GCSE English at grades 9-4 (A*- C)

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7000 Year 1
Scotland £7000 Year 1
Wales £7000 Year 1
EU £12000 Year 1
International £12000 Year 1

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Software Development at Derby College - UCAS