Computing postgraduate courses

With a masters qualification from Derby on your CV, you can transform your career and earnings potential in the fast-moving, competitive world of computer science and IT.

Take your ambition to the next level with our postgraduate courses designed to equip you with invaluable skills that support your career development and employability. The world of computing is ever-changing with new technologies and developments emerging all the time. Our postgraduate courses prepare you to become a professional who can harness your skills and expertise and apply it successfully to your chosen industry. 

Based in one of the UK’s most hi-tech cities, you will study and conduct research alongside tutors offering industry experience, strong academic credentials and expertise in areas such as:

As part of your studies, you will address real-world industry-based problems and in our STEM Centre you will find modern specialised computer networking labs with a full range of industry-standard software and hardware. We’re a Microsoft IT, CISCO and SAS Academy, giving you access to up-to-the-minute online resources and professional tools.

Our MSc Cyber Security is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Information Security, which recognises the significant base of security-related expertise and activity that exists within the institution and you can be assured the course meets industry standard. We're also a Microsoft IT and SAS Academy, giving you up-to-the-minute professional tools and online resources.


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100%of students agreed that their research skills have developed during their studiesMSc Big Data Analytics, PTES 2023
92%of students agreed that they felt better prepared for their future careerMSc Big Data Analytics, PTES 2023
100%of students agreed that staff are enthusiastic about what they teachMSc Cyber Security, PTES 2023
100%of students agreed that they are happy with the learning support received by staffMSc Cyber Security, PTES 2023
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Postgraduate prospectus

Explore your digital postgraduate prospectus and find out what you need to know about studying with us. When you sign up, tell us what you're interested in and we'll send you a link to information put together just for you.

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Postgraduate Open Events

Join us at an upcoming on-campus Postgraduate Open Event, where you will get the opportunity to meet our expert academics and find out more about your course.

Next Open Event: Wednesday 10 July, 3pm - 6pm

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Data Science Research Centre (DSRC)

Our team of computer and data science specialists are using their expertise to explore new ways of processing large sets of data to solve real-life problems.

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