36 months
8775 GBP/year
8775 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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MSc Computing and IT (Online) at University of Derby gives you the academic and technical knowledge to develop essential skills required by a wide range of industries on a global scale. Equip yourself with the skills required for design, development and management of the latest data-driven enterprise computing systems that enhance efficient communications and minimise error.

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Information Technology (IT) is at the heart of modern-day business. Emerging technological areas like big data, artificial intelligence, machine learning, edge computing, Internet of Things (IoT) and advances in the development of smart devices with widespread access to the Internet, are making demands for professionals who can recognise opportunities to build IT solutions in new and creative ways to help businesses be ahead of the curve with their technology and processes.

On MSc Computing and IT (Online) at University of Derby , you will study how technologies impact society and the environment whilst learning about the ethical issues that impact on making decisions as a Computing and IT professional. You will develop your understanding of a wide range of technologies and business intelligence tools within an operational and tactical context applicable to modern day enterprise software.

The course is designed to provide a global context benefitting graduates across the world, and industry professionals from a range of backgrounds including IT, engineering, business and management, delivering key transferable skills to meet the needs of a rapidly evolving technological landscape and future-proofing your career.


Employers’ needs and opinions have been taken into consideration in the design, content and delivery of this course. We have worked closely with a range of local employers through the Advisory Board and the British Computer Society (BCS), as well as ongoing contacts with former students on the programme who are now working in a range of public and private industry sectors.

There is a growing demand for skilled IT professionals around the world. The MSc Computing and IT programme will provide you with a step up in your continued professional development, helping you to demonstrate your employment potential.

Programme Structure


  • Emerging Computer Technologies and Research Methods
  • Software Systems Engineering
  • Data Management and Governance
  • IT Project Management
  • Research Project

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months
    • 20 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You should normally have a UK undergraduate degree (at least a 2:2) with honours in any discipline, or an equivalent international qualification.
  • Applicants with a degree in a non-computing discipline or a lower degree classification in a computing related discipline may still be considered for entry to the programme where they can demonstrate relevant work experience in a management or supervisory position, and followed by an interview to demonstrate effective communication, learning skills and the motivation to succeed on the programme. However, applications may also be considered where there is extensive evidence of key practical experience and work-based training.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8775 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8775 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    8775 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8775 GBP per year during 36 months.


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