Information Technology with Foundation Year at University of Derby - UCAS

University of Derby

Degree level: Undergraduate

Information Technology with Foundation Year

Course summary

Including a foundation year as part of your four-year study programme will give you a head start in your academic and professional life. The foundation year offers the chance to strengthen your skills, knowledge and confidence before you advance to stage one of your honours degree. It could also be beneficial if you are planning a career change. This Information Technology degree will appeal to highly motivated students who have a strong interest in data analysis and the management of IT systems. The course captures how our modern global society and the developing world are increasingly reliant on IT products and services. KEY FEATURES OF THIS COURSE

  • WORK EXPERIENCE: Gain valuable experience on an optional year in industry, supported by our dedicated and highly experienced placement staff.
  • LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES: The team project in year two challenges you to develop an IT product or service for a real client, such as a local charity. You’ll take part in debates, group and individual work, practical sessions in computer labs, tutorials, seminars and presentations by in-house and guest lecturers.
  • INDUSTRY SOFTWARE: Use tools such as R, Python, Watson Analytics, SAS JMP and Tableau.
  • FLEXIBILITY: Benefit from the option to transfer to another degree in your Computing portfolio after your first year.
  • NO EXAMS!: We’ll assess you via other methods throughout your degree.
WHAT YOU'LL COVER: Our Information Technology degree focuses on two key themes: data analysis and the use of big data, and management of computer systems in business. A range of closely related computing and business topics support these. You'll gain fundamental knowledge in your first year studying modules alongside students on our other Computing degrees. In your second year, you'll study specialist modules specifically chosen for your degree, with your final year offering further options to tailor your studies to an area of your interest. HOW YOU'RE ASSESSED: Instead of exams, a wide range of feedback and assessment methods is used throughout this course, from short exercises in computer labs to writing a dissertation for your Final Year Independent Studies project. You will also submit short research papers, take computer-based tests, produce presentations of your work and provide portfolios documenting the design and implementation of IT products and services, such as web design projects.  YOUR CAREER: You’ll find career opportunities in virtually any area of computing and information technology, particularly data analysis and business intelligence. You could progress to become a data analyst, an IT trainer, a reporting specialist, a project manager or even advance to IT director roles. You could even start your own business. This degree also prepares you for an MSc in Information Technology. STUDY OPTIONS: This course is available without a Foundation Year option.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
G50F
Institution code:
D39
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


English language requirements

IELTS overall score at a minimum of 6.0; with at least IELTS 5.5 in each band (Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing) or another Secure English Language Test(SELT)at CEFR level B2 or above


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £14900 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £14900 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

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Information Technology with Foundation Year at University of Derby - UCAS