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Course summary

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 critical themes: UX (user experience) and user-centred design, plus big data analytics. A range of closely related computing and business topics support these. The first year is very much about learning the key tools, techniques and methods as a foundation for your studies in later years. A key aim of the second year is to equip you with skills and expertise valued by employers so that you are well prepared if you choose to undertake an optional placement year. You can then spend an optional year in industry on placement or progress to the final stage of the course. In your final year, you will develop your skills further so that you can critically evaluate and challenge concepts and ideas and conduct a major piece of research on a theme of your own choosing for your Independent Study. 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 with a Foundation Year option.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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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

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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

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Information Technology at University of Derby - UCAS