Information Technology, M.Sc.

Information Technology, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months


Information Technology Information Technology is at the heart of modern day business enterprises. Emerging technologies and developments with smartphones, personal navigation systems and widespread access to broadband internet are creating opportunities for IT professionals who can recognise and take advantage of the potential that IT has for innovative and creative ways of securing business advantage.

On completion of this Information Technology programme from the University of Derby you will be able to analyse, synthesise and evaluate those human and technology factors that are required to successfully apply information technology in industry.

Career Opportunities

You will have excellent employment and earnings potential as prospects include working for large corporate enterprises, working as an IT 'solution' consultant, providing in-house IT support and designing IT infrastructure. There is also a growing demand for specialists in the strategic use of IT to deliver innovative business opportunities, using technologies such as cloud computing.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Studying at Masters Level and Research Methods
  • Database Development
  • IT Project Management
  • Object Oriented Analysis Design and Implementation
  • Business Analytics with SAS
  • Web Technologies

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description

      One year or 18 months according to start date

    • Average part-time duration 36 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
    • Duration description

      Three or four years according to start date.

  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • An honours degree (at least 2.2) or equivalent qualifications/experience in a computing discipline.
  • If English is not your first language you will need to demonstrate proficiency in English (IELTS 6.0 or equivalent).

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    13500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • UK/EU students: £690 per 20 credits

Living costs for Derby

  • 540 - 860 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


  • You can now apply to Student Finance England for a Postgraduate Loan of up to £10,280 towards the cost of studying a Masters course. You are able to access this funding if you are studying a taught or research Masters course of 180 credits and meet all of the eligibility criteria.
  • As an international student, you need to ensure that you have adequate maintenance funds showing that you have £1,015 for each month of your course up to a maximum of nine months (£9,135) plus any outstanding course fees.  Maintenance funds refers to the amount of money you must have available to you or any family members that may be accompanying you. 

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