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Computing — BSc Top Up Degree

Course information

This one year, full-time programme provides students with the opportunity to study a BSc Top-Up, that covers 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 and cohesive focus on the core areas, along with the advanced aspects of how the different areas integrate to create systems using current technologies. Additional options also allow students to tailor the BSc Top-Up to their own interests and chosen career path.

The programme will enhance vocationally relevant professional skills through specific modules, activities within certain modules and the generic opportunity to undertake applied study. Technical and academic skills are embedded in the modules allowing students to emerge from the programme with an updated skill set that can either be used to market themselves with employers or take the opportunity to move into further study, should they wish to.

Skills and Knowledge Developed: At Level 6, students 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 (20-21)

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

This course leads to...

This programme develops graduates skilled in a broad range of specialist areas. Progression is through direct entry into the industry or through further study at post graduate level.

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

Level 5 HND Diploma in Computing and Systems Development (2010 QCF) 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

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.
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Further Information...

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Course ID: 163264

Course Year: 21/22

Course Duration: 1 Year


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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