48 months
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14045 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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About

This Information Technology with Foundation Year (Hons) degree from University of Derby offers you the chance to strengthen your skills, knowledge and confidence before you advance to stage one of your honours degree.

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Overview

The Information Technology with Foundation Year (Hons) degree from University of Derby will appeal to highly motivated students who have a strong interest in designing IT products and services that solve real problems and are used by real people to do real work. A foundation year will put your study success on a firm footing too. 

  • Choose a degree designed in conjunction with industry and the business world to ensure that you develop the skills employers are seeking
  • Cover the major developments in IT today – from Big Data and the Internet of Things (IoT) to User Experience (UX) and User Centred Design
  • Gain valuable experience on an optional year in industry, supported by our dedicated and highly experienced placement staff
  • Work in design and development teams to deliver an IT product or service that addresses a business problem for a real client, often a local charity
  • Study in our state-of-the-art facilities including our dedicated computing labs
  • Build your skills using specialist tools which are harnessed by industry worldwide, such as SAS, R, SAS JMP, Watson Analytics, Python and Tableau for data analysis
  • Take the chance to obtain SAS certification to strengthen your CV and improve your future prospects
  • Prepare for careers in fields such as data analysis, business intelligence, web and mobile design – or even starting your own IT business venture

Careers

As a BSc (Hons) Information Technology graduate, you will find career opportunities in virtually any area of computing and information technology, particularly data analysis, business intelligence or web and mobile design. You could progress to become a data analyst, an IT trainer, a reporting specialist, a project manager or even advance to IT director roles.

Alternatively, you could start a business venture developing and managing your own IT products and services, or you could go on to study at postgraduate level with our MSc Big Data Analytics or MSc Information Technology.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Computational Mathematics
  • Computer Science
  • Programming 
  • Networking Fundamentals
  • The IT Design Studio
  • Data Analysis
  • Databases
  • Team Project
  • Data Management and Business Intelligence

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

480 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • UCAS points 72
  • A Level DDD
  • BTEC MPP
  • GCSE GCSE Maths and English Grade 4/Grade C (or above) or equivalent qualification
  • Access to HE Pass Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits: 45 at Level 3 and 15 at Level 2

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14045 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14045 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Derby

540 - 852 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

  • We have a range of scholarships, bursaries and discounts available to international students. You will need to apply separately for the Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship and the International Excellent Student Scholarship, but all others are assessed for eligibility alongside your application. The £2,000 Postgraduate (PGT) Scholarship is awarded automatically to most (non-EU) overseas applicants, subject to eligibility. 
  • You will need to apply separately for the Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship, the International Excellent Student Scholarship and the GREAT Scholarship, but all others are assessed for eligibility alongside your application. 

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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