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Computing — BSc Top Up Degree

Digital, Games Development and ICT

Course ID: 163264

Course Year: 21/22

Course Details

  • Study at The City of Liverpool College £2.5m Digital Academy.
  • One year, full-time programme. Top up an existing qualification to a Bachelor's degree.
  • Level 6 qualification.
  • You'll gain extensive knowledge of computing and information technology through a wide variety of modules.
  • Outstanding academic and pastoral support.
  • Study at our Arts Centre building, in our state of the art Digital Academy with full Microsoft suite.

What to expect from the course

This one year, full-time programme will cover the core areas of computing and information technology of networking and security, advanced database development and advanced web development. The curriculum is designed to provide a structured focus on the core areas, along with the advanced aspects of how the different areas integrate to create systems using current technologies. You'll have the opportunity to chooose additional options to tailor the BSc Top-Up to your own interests and chosen career path.

The programme will enhance your professional skills through specific modules and activities and the opportunity to undertake applied study. Technical and academic skills are embedded in the modules, ensuring you emerge from the programme with an updated skill set which will enhance your employment prospects. Alternatively, you will have the option to move into further study.

You'll develop a broad knowledge and awareness of key aspects of the computing sector through four 20 credit units and a 40 credit dissertation.

These units are:

  • Advanced Database Development
  • Advanced Web Development
  • IT Security Management
  • Network Management and Security
  • Dissertation

The programme handbook for this course is available to applicants online:

BSc (Hons) Top-up Computing Programme Handbook (21-22)

This programme is validated by The Open University. To access the OU Regulations and OU Students' Guide please follow the links below:

OU Regulations

OU Students' Guide


BSc Honours Degree in Computing

Why study with us?

Within the programme there will be opportunity for students to attain a level of professional practice. Strong links to the industries will facilitate industry-related briefs and real scenarios that provide an opportunity for students to acquire professional work ethics, time planning skills and working within a team.

Student Benefits

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Academy Bakery

The Academy Bakery is located on the Duke Street campus, producing a range of first class baked goods daily. These include artisan breads, patisserie and biscuits, as well as special occasion/novelty cakes by award-winning master-bakers. Students are offered a range of discounts throughout the year.

The Academy Bakery
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Academy Hair and Beauty Salons

Duke Street is also home to The Academy Hair and Beauty salons. They offer generous student discounts on a wide range of hair and beauty treatments, at a fraction of high-street prices. These include styling, cutting, perming, highlights, facials, manicures, electrolysis and traditional and homeopathic massage.

The Academy Salons
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Academy Restaurant

Duke Street campus is also home to the College’s Academy Restaurant. Often referred to by it’s customers as Liverpool’s hidden gem, the restaurant serves top class cuisine, at highly competitive prices. Food is expertly prepared by professional chef/tutors and young chefs in training and offers students a range of discounts at different times of the year.

The Academy Restaurant
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Microsoft Office 365 - Free

When you become a student of the College you’ll receive full access to Microsoft Office 365. This allows you to install the software on your own computer and other devices at home, completely free of charge.

A gym, including treadmills and exercise bikes.
Onsite Sports Facilities/Fitness Suite

The college has excellent sports and fitness facilities at its Roscoe Street campus. Students pay a one-off membership fee for all year round usage of weekly supervised gym sessions, as well as access to a number of sporting clubs and events.

Career pathways

This programme will develop your skills in a broad range of specialist areas. On completion, you'll be able to progress directly into employment in the industry or into further study at post-graduate level.

We're here to help...

Contact us to discuss your application or find out more:

 : 0151 252 3000

Entry Requirements

HND or foundation degree in a computing subject from a UK university or, if obtained elsewhere, one that is recognised in the NARIC database, or British Computer Society (BCS) Diploma in IT (level 5) – including completion of the professional project.

Applicants should hold a total UCAS Tariff points score from relevant qualifications of at least 96 points.


This course is only available to learners aged 18 and over. Fees are payable by all students unless sponsored by an employer, but you may qualify for a student loan through Student Finance England towards the cost of your course and living costs. Find out more at, or contact our HE team at

Fee for21/22 is 8278.00
In future years we anticipate increasing this fee in line with the annual inflation level (capped at RPI All Items Excluding Mortgage Interest (RPIX)).

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