Study Patterns: Information Technology MSc (online)

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

This study pattern highlights the module(s) that you will need to study and select for the upcoming May trimester. 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 on +44 (0)1332 594000 or onlineadmissions@derby.ac.uk.

Please Note: The Information Technology MSc programme is currently undergoing revalidation and our new version will be launched in September 2020. If you join the current Information Technology MSc in May 2020 you will have the option to continue to study on this course or transfer on to the new programme in September 2020 (subject to a successful validation).

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.

Information Technology MSc - standard (3 years) with Summer (May) start

Study PatternSummerAutumnSpring
Year 1 Enterprise Networking and Security
(7CS506)
20 Credits
Database Development
(7CS505)
20 Credits
IT Project Management
(7CS507)
20 Credits
Year 2 Object Oriented Analysis, Design and Implementation
(7CS508)
20 Credits

Studying at Masters Level and Research Methods
(7CS509)
20 Credits

Web Technologies
(7CS510)
20 Credits
Year 3 Independent Studies
(7CS996)
60 Credits
Independent Studies
(7CS996)
60 Credits continued
Independent Studies
(7CS996)
60 Credits continued

Information Technology MSc - accelerated (2 years) with Summer (May) start

Study PatternSummerAutumnSpring
Year 1

Enterprise Networking and Security
(7CS506)
20 Credits

Object Oriented Analysis, Design and Implementation
(7CS508)
20 Credits

Studying at Masters Level and Research Methods
(7CS509)
20 Credits

Database Development
(7CS505)
20 Credits

IT Project Management
(7CS507)
20 Credits

Web Technologies
(7CS510)
20 Credits

Year 2 Independent Studies
(7CS996)
60 Credits

Independent Studies
(7CS996)
60 Credits continued

Independent Studies
(7CS996)
60 Credits continued