University of Derby

Degree level: Undergraduate

Information Technology with Foundation Year

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Course summary

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INTRODUCTION Our foundation year offers the chance to strengthen your skills, knowledge and confidence – with extensive support from our expert staff – before you advance to stage one of your honours degree. It could also be beneficial if you are planning a career change and want to get to grips with aspects of subjects which are new to you. This information technology degree will teach you how to design IT products and services that solve real problems. It opens doors to careers in virtually any area of computing and IT. WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE? Our information technology degree focuses on two critical themes: UX (user experience) and user centred design, plus big data analytics. A range of closely related computing and business topics support these. You will become familiar with popular industry software and have the opportunity to take a year in industry. IS THIS COURSE FOR YOU? You need to be highly motivated and have a desire to make IT products and services that are truly user-friendly and valuable. HOW YOU WILL LEARN 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. OPPORTUNITIES AND EXPERIENCES The team project in year two challenges you to develop an IT product or service for a real client, such as a local charity. The optional year in industry is also a great opportunity to build essential experience. CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY Derby IT graduates forge careers in all areas of computing and information technology, particularly web and mobile design and data analytics. You could even start your own business. This degree also prepares you for an MSc in Information Technology.

Course details


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Course codeG50F
Institution code D39
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 72 points We encourage you to outline all your qualifications and achievements in your application to provide us a full picture. Your offer will typically be based on your predicted and/or achieved grades from full level 3 qualifications or above e.g. A levels, BTEC Ext Diploma, Access to HE, etc. Any subject specifics are outlined below in the Further Information section, and these specifics are applicable across all equivalent qualifications. A strong application/performance and appropriate experience will be taken into account where typical criteria is not met.
A level DDD
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MPP
Access to HE Diploma Pass Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits: 45 at Level 3 15 at Level 2
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE Maths and English Grade 4/C (or above) or equivalent qualification

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 £9250 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 £14045 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Information Technology with Foundation Year at University of Derby - UCAS