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.
The MSc Information Technology prepares you to tackle work-based challenges whilst using IT both practically and intelligently. Our modern facilities provide a great environment to learn and experiment and our expert staff will guide you to find solutions to existing and emerging issues in the industry.
We use our links with local, national and multi-national organisations to exclusively shape our programme of learning to suit their demands from you as an employee or, to even run your own business.
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 6.5 or equivalent).
You will encounter a wide range of topics including:
Database design and implementation
Web application design and modelling
IT project management
Exploiting Big Data
Ethical, moral and social issues
Computer program design and implementation
You will cover in-depth how information technology is shaping our world and its use in creating new opportunities. This programme will help you develop the practical skills and deep understanding of how to use IT along with a real appreciation of the power of Information Technology.
You will never think about Information Technology in the same way again.
Towards the end of the programme you will develop a substantial project to demonstrate your advanced professional status. You will be supported by a personal supervisor, who will help you manage your project to successful completion. This project can be work-based if you are a part time student, or you may choose to exploit this opportunity to enhance and develop your career prospects.
The MSc Information Technology here at Derby will give you the skills to help you succeed in the IT industry.
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.
Alternatively, you could undertake further research leading to a PhD or gain employment in a research and development environment.
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