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MSc Information Technology

Course Description

This course will prepare you to tackle workbased challenges and use industrial IT tools and systems practically and intelligently. You’ll learn and experiment in our impressive modern facilities and will be guided by our expert staff to find solutions to existing and emerging industrial issues.

You’ll cover a range of topics including:
• Business Intelligence (BI) and analytics with SAS
• Database design and implementation
• Requirements gathering for IT systems
• IT project management
• Computer program design and implementation
• Web application design and modelling.

Thanks to our partnership with SAS, you will be exposed to cloud based analytics tools that enable enterprise Business Intelligence
(BI). SAS is the largest independent vendor of enterprise BI tools, and has been a global leader in providing software and services for BI and analytics since 1976. This alliance demonstrates our commitment to providing you with the latest knowledge and skills, applicable to the sector now and for the future.

We also use our links with other local, national and multinational organisations to ensure our courses increase your employability. You’re encouraged to tailor the course to suit your needs as there may be a specific expertise that you wish to develop.

Towards the end of your studies, you will undertake a major project to demonstrate your advanced professional status. A personal supervisor will help you to manage this project to successful completion. The theme of the project may be work based if you’re a part-time student or you may use the opportunity to enhance and develop your career prospects in a particular field.

Core and optional modules:

Studying at Masters Level and Research Methods
Business Analytics with SAS
Database Development
Information Technology Project Management
Object Oriented Analysis, Design and Implementation
Web Technologies
Independent Scholarship

Visit the MSc Information Technology page on the University of Derby website for more details!

Student Profiles

Entry Requirements

An undergraduate degree (2:2 or above) or an equivalent qualification.

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