**This course is available through Clearing. Call our Clearing hotline on +44 (0)1332 592018 to secure your place for 2018.** INTRODUCTION This information technology degree will teach you how to design IT products and services that solve real problems. It opens doors to careers in virtually any area of computing and IT. WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE? Our information technology degree focuses on two critical themes: UX (user experience) and user centred design, plus big data analytics. A range of closely related computing and business topics support these. You will become familiar with popular industry software and have the opportunity to take a year in industry. IS THIS COURSE FOR YOU? You need to be highly motivated and have a desire to make IT products and services that are truly user-friendly and valuable. HOW YOU WILL LEARN You’ll take part in debates, group and individual work, practical sessions in computer labs, tutorials, seminars and presentations by in-house and guest lecturers. OPPORTUNITIES AND EXPERIENCES The team project in year two challenges you to develop an IT product or service for a real client, such as a local charity. The optional year in industry is also a great opportunity to build essential experience. CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY Derby IT graduates forge careers in all areas of computing and information technology, particularly web and mobile design and data analytics. You could even start your own business. This degree also prepares you for an MSc in Information Technology.