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Course Essentials

Typically studied over 3 years, our BSc Computing Degree course has a variety of modules, each exploring different core technologies.

Over the duration of the course, you will learn to design, develop and review a range of new and sophisticated frameworks in existing and emerging computer technologies.

With Arden University, you'll study through our Blended Learning programme, which combines online study with 2 days a week at one of our Arden study centres in the UK - based in London, Manchester and Birmingham.

During this course you'll cover modules including website design, software engineering and database implantation, giving you a degree that really can boost your career prospects in a variety of IT areas.


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Key Information

Award:
Degree
Credits:
360
UCAS Course Code:
I107
Course Title:
BSc (Hons) Computing
Duration:
3 or 4 years
Intake Status:
Accepting applications
Study Mode:
Blended learning
Exemptions Available:
No
Course Fees:
See Course Fees and Funding tab
Study Centre:
LON, BIR & MANC Based
Next Open Day:
Sat 12th January
  • Course details & modules
  • Entry Requirements
  • Course Fees & Funding
  • Career Prospects
  • Study centres

For each level of this Blended Learning Computing Degree course at Arden University, you will be taken on an increasingly in-depth journey into the core principles of computing.

Each module offers extensive information and insight, leaving you with a complete and systematic understanding of computing and a thorough awareness of developing industry trends.

Modules

Year 1

  • Professional Development
  • Computer Technology
  • Website Design
  • Database Design
  • Software Engineering
  • Information Systems in Organisations

Year 2

  • Data Communications
  • Systems Analysis & Design
  • Programming
  • Quality Systems in IT
  • Database Implementation
  • Dynamic Website Development

Year 3

  • Management in IT
  • Current Trends in Networking
  • Computer Systems Security
  • e-Commerce Systems
  • Computing Project

Please note that the modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change.

Assessments

We use a wide variety of assessment methods at Arden, giving you the opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in more ways than one. These could include:

  • Assignments
  • Essays
  • Design documentation
  • Computer-based activities
  • Software development & project work

To support your development and ensure that you’re on the right track with your studies, you’ll receive tutor feedback for every assessment you submit.

Your Arden tutor may be able to give you suggestions and tips for improvement and help you understand how to apply your newly acquired skills into real-life settings if required too.

You can get more detailed course information by viewing the relevant Programme Specification, which you can download from our Policies, Standards and Procedures Page

This BSc Computing course has standard entry requirements. To be eligible for this course at Arden University you must have either:

  • Two subjects at GCE A-Level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in three subjects at GCSE level or equivalent; OR
  • Have completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent

Don’t meet the standard entry requirements, but have work experience?

We are happy to consider an application from you at Arden if you can show us you have the motivation to study this Blended Learning programme.

We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course. We’ll also ask you for references and evidence of relevant work experience.

Don’t have any of the above?

We also offer this course as a four-year degree which includes a foundation year (subject to validation). This first year prepares you for university-level study and is ideal if you don’t have the formal qualifications or work experience detailed above.

Non-native English speaker?
If your prior learning was not taught in English we require IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element).
 

Please note: candidates who do not have GCSE English or Maths may be required to undertake a numeracy or literacy assessment for entry.

How much is my course?

2

Funding

You can support your study in a variety of ways.

If you are a UK student, the most common funding of undergraduate degrees is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government. The key information about these loans is:

  • You must be a UK resident
  • You can get a loan to cover the full cost of your tuition fees
  • You only start to pay it back when you are earning over £21,000 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Self-funding - Pay in full or Pay as you go options

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way. You can also pay as you go. This means you have no monthly obligations and simply pay for each module when you decide to study it.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship.

Pay in full

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way.

Pay in instalments

You can make payments over the course of their studies using our fixed payment schedule. Students will be entered into a schedule which runs alongside their course and splits their programme fees into a series of instalments.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

What can a Computing Degree do for me?

Almost anywhere you work, an IT structure will be in place. This means there are career opportunities available for computing graduates in almost every industry.

Completing this Blended Learning Degree will leave you in a position to apply for relevant industry roles and IT degrees are frequently listed amongst those which deliver the higher return on investment. Blended Learning also allows the opportunity to carry on working while you study.

What can I do after Arden University?

A Computing Degree from Arden could lead to work in one of many job roles, including:

  • Software Engineer
  • Application Programmer
  • Systems Analysts & Designers
  • IT Solutions Specialist
  • Web Developer

What do Arden's Computing alumni say?

“I am a freelance programmer and usually that is what I do for a company; no lateral movement, I just go in, do the work and move on to the next project. With the things I have learnt on the course, I can now bring more knowledge on aspects of project management and I can offer my clients a broader experience which could be of use to them.” 

Mike Lawns - Arden University BSC Computing graduate

What study centres are available at Arden University? 

Blended Learning courses are available at study centres throughout the UK and include:

Or you can discover all Arden study centres

Studying via Blended Learning with Arden

When you sign up for one of our Blended Learning Degrees and become a student at an Arden University study centre, you get the best of both worlds. All the structure and personal tuition of a full-time course, coupled with the rich online resources and materials that our online students benefit from. This option is ideal for students who want the routine of a full-time on-site Degree, without the full-time commitment.

What can I expect from this Blended Learning course?

  • You will spend 2 days a week at your chosen study centre
  • These classes will be led by your module tutor
  • During these sessions you will be encouraged to debate, discuss and ask questions to develop your understanding and acquire key skills
  • Because it combines online learning you can access materials and resources online 24/7
  • The online content includes tutorials, lessons, exercises, study support and chat forums
  • All your coursework and assignments are uploaded to a secure online zone for marking
  • You can contact a tutor or the support team via Skype, email, webchat or phone

Arden's Blending Learning model is a modern, engaging way to learn that lets you balance learning with the other priorities in your life.

What facilities are available at Arden study centres?

Giving you access to the technology and services you need to support your studies, our modern study centres are buzzing with students, tutors and staff.

Outside of your classes, you can expect access to things like:

  • Computers and IT equipment
  • Internet
  • Printing facilities
  • Individual and group Study space
  • Restaurants
  • Leisure facilities

Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

Course details & modules

For each level of this Blended Learning Computing Degree course at Arden University, you will be taken on an increasingly in-depth journey into the core principles of computing.

Each module offers extensive information and insight, leaving you with a complete and systematic understanding of computing and a thorough awareness of developing industry trends.

Modules

Year 1

  • Professional Development
  • Computer Technology
  • Website Design
  • Database Design
  • Software Engineering
  • Information Systems in Organisations

Year 2

  • Data Communications
  • Systems Analysis & Design
  • Programming
  • Quality Systems in IT
  • Database Implementation
  • Dynamic Website Development

Year 3

  • Management in IT
  • Current Trends in Networking
  • Computer Systems Security
  • e-Commerce Systems
  • Computing Project

Please note that the modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change.

Assessments

We use a wide variety of assessment methods at Arden, giving you the opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in more ways than one. These could include:

  • Assignments
  • Essays
  • Design documentation
  • Computer-based activities
  • Software development & project work

To support your development and ensure that you’re on the right track with your studies, you’ll receive tutor feedback for every assessment you submit.

Your Arden tutor may be able to give you suggestions and tips for improvement and help you understand how to apply your newly acquired skills into real-life settings if required too.

You can get more detailed course information by viewing the relevant Programme Specification, which you can download from our Policies, Standards and Procedures Page

Entry Requirements

This BSc Computing course has standard entry requirements. To be eligible for this course at Arden University you must have either:

  • Two subjects at GCE A-Level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in three subjects at GCSE level or equivalent; OR
  • Have completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent

Don’t meet the standard entry requirements, but have work experience?

We are happy to consider an application from you at Arden if you can show us you have the motivation to study this Blended Learning programme.

We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course. We’ll also ask you for references and evidence of relevant work experience.

Don’t have any of the above?

We also offer this course as a four-year degree which includes a foundation year (subject to validation). This first year prepares you for university-level study and is ideal if you don’t have the formal qualifications or work experience detailed above.

Non-native English speaker?
If your prior learning was not taught in English we require IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element).
 

Please note: candidates who do not have GCSE English or Maths may be required to undertake a numeracy or literacy assessment for entry.

Course Fees & Funding

How much is my course?

2

Funding

You can support your study in a variety of ways.

If you are a UK student, the most common funding of undergraduate degrees is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government. The key information about these loans is:

  • You must be a UK resident
  • You can get a loan to cover the full cost of your tuition fees
  • You only start to pay it back when you are earning over £21,000 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Self-funding - Pay in full or Pay as you go options

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way. You can also pay as you go. This means you have no monthly obligations and simply pay for each module when you decide to study it.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship.

Pay in full

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way.

Pay in instalments

You can make payments over the course of their studies using our fixed payment schedule. Students will be entered into a schedule which runs alongside their course and splits their programme fees into a series of instalments.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

Career Prospects

What can a Computing Degree do for me?

Almost anywhere you work, an IT structure will be in place. This means there are career opportunities available for computing graduates in almost every industry.

Completing this Blended Learning Degree will leave you in a position to apply for relevant industry roles and IT degrees are frequently listed amongst those which deliver the higher return on investment. Blended Learning also allows the opportunity to carry on working while you study.

What can I do after Arden University?

A Computing Degree from Arden could lead to work in one of many job roles, including:

  • Software Engineer
  • Application Programmer
  • Systems Analysts & Designers
  • IT Solutions Specialist
  • Web Developer

What do Arden's Computing alumni say?

“I am a freelance programmer and usually that is what I do for a company; no lateral movement, I just go in, do the work and move on to the next project. With the things I have learnt on the course, I can now bring more knowledge on aspects of project management and I can offer my clients a broader experience which could be of use to them.” 

Mike Lawns - Arden University BSC Computing graduate

Study centres

What study centres are available at Arden University? 

Blended Learning courses are available at study centres throughout the UK and include:

Or you can discover all Arden study centres

Studying via Blended Learning with Arden

When you sign up for one of our Blended Learning Degrees and become a student at an Arden University study centre, you get the best of both worlds. All the structure and personal tuition of a full-time course, coupled with the rich online resources and materials that our online students benefit from. This option is ideal for students who want the routine of a full-time on-site Degree, without the full-time commitment.

What can I expect from this Blended Learning course?

  • You will spend 2 days a week at your chosen study centre
  • These classes will be led by your module tutor
  • During these sessions you will be encouraged to debate, discuss and ask questions to develop your understanding and acquire key skills
  • Because it combines online learning you can access materials and resources online 24/7
  • The online content includes tutorials, lessons, exercises, study support and chat forums
  • All your coursework and assignments are uploaded to a secure online zone for marking
  • You can contact a tutor or the support team via Skype, email, webchat or phone

Arden's Blending Learning model is a modern, engaging way to learn that lets you balance learning with the other priorities in your life.

What facilities are available at Arden study centres?

Giving you access to the technology and services you need to support your studies, our modern study centres are buzzing with students, tutors and staff.

Outside of your classes, you can expect access to things like:

  • Computers and IT equipment
  • Internet
  • Printing facilities
  • Individual and group Study space
  • Restaurants
  • Leisure facilities

Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

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