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Information Technology BSc (Hons)


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University of Derby Kedleston Road Derby DE22 1GB

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Duration and mode of study: Full time: four years including a placement year. Fees: This is a resource intensive course, so it costs £8,600. Start date: You can start this course in September.

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Teaching and learning Throughout the course you will gain the knowledge and develop the skills that the industry are looking for. You will study in our state-of-the-art facilities, including our dedicated computing labs. You will also spend a year in industry on placement, working alongside industry professionals, enhancing your career prospects and giving you a distinct advantage in the job market. What you will cover Throughout the course you will develop a sound knowledge and expertise in the design of IT products and management of IT provision starting with small projects in your first year and moving to more substantial projects as you progress. You will also expand your understanding of business.

Autumn Spring

Stage one

Computer Architecture, Networks and Security

Understanding People in Organisations

Programming Principles

Client Side Web Development


Stage TWO

About the course In your first year you will explore different areas of IT and business to give you a solid foundation in the subject before you go on to develop expertise in information technology.

Information Technology in Context

IT Service Management

IT Product Design

Multi-User Database Systems

IT Team Project


Entry requirements: You will usually need 240 UCAS points from accepted qualifications (see for a full list).

The IT Design Studio

Data Management and Business Intelligence


Placement Year


UCAS code: G502

This course has been designed and developed with industry to ensure you develop valuable and much sought after skills in the design, development and management of IT products and services.

Study modules


Where you will study: Derby Campus, Kedleston Road

Why choose this course?

Emerging IT Product Development

Sustainable Information and Corporate Governance

Small Business Start-up


Independent Studies



Options Stage Two  Digital and Social Media  Business Simulation  Innovation and Knowledge Transfer Stage Three  Information Security and Assurance  Enterprise Systems Additional information This course is taught by experienced information technology specialists and ex-industry professionals who continue to maintain active links to the industry. We work closely with the

SAS Academic Alliance and teach with their software on this programme. You will also study a common year which is shared amongst all our technical degrees to ensure students possess the foundational knowledge needed to complete their studies. Your career As an information technology graduate you will find career opportunities in virtually any area of computing and information technology. You could become a systems architect, IT director, help-desk supervisor, systems engineer, or a network technician. Alternatively you could start your own business developing and managing your own IT products and services.

Information technology bsc (hons)  
Information technology bsc (hons)