Study Pattern: Computing and Information Technology MSc (online)

On this page, you will find the study patterns for our MSc Computing and Information Technology (online) programme.

These study patterns highlight the module(s) that you will need to study and select for the academic year. The scheduled modules for the remainder of your programme, outlined below, are based on the current plan, however, please note that the order of these may be subject to change. Should any changes be made, we will communicate this to you as soon as possible. Should you have any concerns regarding this, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Please note that any optional modules are subject to viable group sizes. Should you choose a module that is deemed to be non-viable, you will be notified of the alternative available options. Please contact us on +44 (0)1332 594000 or onlineadmissions@derby.ac.uk to discuss your options.

For our students completing the programme at the standard rate of study, we recommend that you study 20 hours per week. For our students completing the programme at the accelerated rate of study, we recommend that you study 40 hours per week.

Computing and Information Technology, MSc - standard (3 years) with spring (January) start

Study PatternSpringSummerAutumn
Year 1 Emerging Computing Technologies and Research Methods
(7CS528)
20 credits
Data Management and Governance
(7CS527)
20 credits
Software Systems Engineering
(7CS531)
20 credits
Year 2 IT Project Management
(7CS530)
20 credits

Option B Module*
20 credits

Option A Module*
20 credits
Year 3 Research Project
(7CS995)
60 credits
Research Project
(7CS995)
60 credits continued
Research Project
(7CS995)
60 credits continued

*Option A Modules (autumn): Business Analytics (7CS512); Enterprise Network Management and Security (7CS529)
*Option B Modules (summer): Information Visualisation (7CS519); Cyber Security and IoT (7CS526)

Computing and Information Technology, MSc - accelerated (2 years) with spring (January) start

Study PatternSpringSummerAutumn
Year 1

Emerging Computing Technologies and Research Methods
(7CS528)
20 credits

IT Project Management
(7CS530)
20 credits

Data Management and Governance
(7CS527)
20 credits

Option B Module*
20 credits

Software Systems Engineering
(7CS531)
20 credits

 Option A Module*
20 credits

Year 2

Research Project
(7CS995)
60 credits

Research Project
(7CS995)
60 credits continued

Research Project
(7CS995)
60 credits continued

*Option A Modules (autumn): Business Analytics (7CS512); Enterprise Network Management and Security (7CS529)
*Option B Modules (summer): Information Visualisation (7CS519); Cyber Security and IoT (7CS526)