JUNE 2019 INTAKE NOW OPEN - APPLY BY 18th JUNE
LIMITED PLACES AVAILABLE

Course Essentials

For anyone who has studied a relevant HND (or equivalent), this BA (Hons) Computing Top-up Degree course will help you upgrade your qualification to a full Degree in as little as a year.

During this Arden University course you will explore the technology, methods and evolving trends from the world of computing and acquire the practical skills needed to help you pursue your professional ambitions.

Our Blended Learning model means you combine online study with face-to-face lectures at one of Arden's study centres, conveniently located in London, Manchester or Birmingham. This gives you the flexibility you need to fit the course around other commitments, but also have the support and guidance from Arden tutors and fellow students as and when you need it.


Add value to your CV with Cisco Networking Academy

Cisco Networking Academy logo

In addition to this course, you’ll also have access to the industry-renowned Cisco Networking Academy. These FREE technology courses complement our degree modules, are valued by employers and will further enhance your CV, helping you stand out in the sector. See the 'Industry Skills' tab below for more information.

Enquire about this course


Key Information

Award:
Degree
Credits:
120
UCAS Course Code:
I101
Course Title:
BSc (Hons) Computing (Top-Up)
Duration:
1-2 years
Intake Status:
Accepting applications
Study Mode:
Blended learning
Course Fees:
See Course Fees and Funding tab
Study Centre:
LON, BIR & MANC Based
Next Open Day:
Sat 22nd Jun
  • Course Details & Modules
  • Entry Requirements
  • Course Fees & Funding
  • Career Prospects
  • Study Centres
  • Industry Skills

While studying this Computing Top-up Degree course at Arden University you will keep your finger on the pulse of current developments in the field and use the latest tools to discover, analyse and evaluate the principles and theories used in system design and web-based solutions.

Modules

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

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

Assessments

At Arden, we use a wide variety of assessment methods, 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.

If required, your 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.

You can get more detailed course information by viewing the relevant Programme Specification, which you can download from our Policies, Standards and Procedures Page, or you can apply for this course online here.

This BA (Hons) Computing Top-up Degree course has standard entry requirements. To be eligible for this course at Arden you must have:

  • An HND Level 5 in Computing or equivalent

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

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 Top-up from Arden do for me?

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

Completing this programme will leave you in a position to apply for relevant industry roles and IT degrees are frequently listed amongst those which deliver a higher return on investment.

What can I do after Arden University?

A Computing Degree 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 - Computing student, Arden University

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 - the support, 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 classroom-based Undergraduate 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 your tutor via email or the support team via email, Livechat or phone

What facilities are available at Arden study centres?

As well as giving you access to the technology and services you need to support your studies, Arden's 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.

Enhance your career with Cisco Networking Academy

Cisco Networking Academy is a platform providing IT professionals with a space to develop their careers in the industry, with study-at-home courses helping them acquire new skills at a pace that suits them.

Established in 1997, the Networking Academic has more than 9 million members – and you could become one of them!

About Cisco Networking Academy

Take a look at the video below to learn all about Cisco Networking Academy, how it works and how it can benefit you.

 

Key Benefits

Gain core skills:
Access a range of exciting IT-related topics, from basic computer skills through to cybersecurity, linux coding and digital transformation – there’s something for everyone, no matter their skill level.

Add value to your CV: 
Gain a competitive advantage in the jobs market, with courses endorsed by a multi-billion-dollar leader in the IT sector.

Get your LinkedIn badge: 
For each course you complete, you can acquire a badge for your LinkedIn profile, highlighting your skills to potential employers, and proving that you’re highly engaged and proactive in enhancing your self-development.


How does it work?

Once you enrol with Arden, you will receive access to Cisco’s online, self-paced courses through your learning platform, iLearn. Here, you’ll be able to pick and choose which courses you’d like to study.

You’ll study the course content as and when it suits you. The hours required to complete a course vary; the majority take between 30 and 70 hours.

These courses are an added extra – it’s entirely up to you whether you complete one, 10 or none at all! Your participation (or decision not to study these additional extras) won’t have any effect on your degree or the grades you receive.

Fees

No matter how many courses you study with Cisco, these are free of charge. However, if you’d like to receive a LinkedIn badge certification, this will cost between £150 and £200 per badge.

Course Details & Modules

While studying this Computing Top-up Degree course at Arden University you will keep your finger on the pulse of current developments in the field and use the latest tools to discover, analyse and evaluate the principles and theories used in system design and web-based solutions.

Modules

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

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

Assessments

At Arden, we use a wide variety of assessment methods, 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.

If required, your 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.

You can get more detailed course information by viewing the relevant Programme Specification, which you can download from our Policies, Standards and Procedures Page, or you can apply for this course online here.

Entry Requirements

This BA (Hons) Computing Top-up Degree course has standard entry requirements. To be eligible for this course at Arden you must have:

  • An HND Level 5 in Computing or equivalent

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

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 Top-up from Arden do for me?

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

Completing this programme will leave you in a position to apply for relevant industry roles and IT degrees are frequently listed amongst those which deliver a higher return on investment.

What can I do after Arden University?

A Computing Degree 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 - Computing student, Arden University

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 - the support, 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 classroom-based Undergraduate 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 your tutor via email or the support team via email, Livechat or phone

What facilities are available at Arden study centres?

As well as giving you access to the technology and services you need to support your studies, Arden's 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.

Industry Skills

Enhance your career with Cisco Networking Academy

Cisco Networking Academy is a platform providing IT professionals with a space to develop their careers in the industry, with study-at-home courses helping them acquire new skills at a pace that suits them.

Established in 1997, the Networking Academic has more than 9 million members – and you could become one of them!

About Cisco Networking Academy

Take a look at the video below to learn all about Cisco Networking Academy, how it works and how it can benefit you.

 

Key Benefits

Gain core skills:
Access a range of exciting IT-related topics, from basic computer skills through to cybersecurity, linux coding and digital transformation – there’s something for everyone, no matter their skill level.

Add value to your CV: 
Gain a competitive advantage in the jobs market, with courses endorsed by a multi-billion-dollar leader in the IT sector.

Get your LinkedIn badge: 
For each course you complete, you can acquire a badge for your LinkedIn profile, highlighting your skills to potential employers, and proving that you’re highly engaged and proactive in enhancing your self-development.


How does it work?

Once you enrol with Arden, you will receive access to Cisco’s online, self-paced courses through your learning platform, iLearn. Here, you’ll be able to pick and choose which courses you’d like to study.

You’ll study the course content as and when it suits you. The hours required to complete a course vary; the majority take between 30 and 70 hours.

These courses are an added extra – it’s entirely up to you whether you complete one, 10 or none at all! Your participation (or decision not to study these additional extras) won’t have any effect on your degree or the grades you receive.

Fees

No matter how many courses you study with Cisco, these are free of charge. However, if you’d like to receive a LinkedIn badge certification, this will cost between £150 and £200 per badge.

Alternative courses

Applying for a course in 6 steps

1. Find your perfect course

2. Apply online

3. We’ll process your application

4. Supporting your next steps

5. Accept & complete the application

6. Begin your course with an online induction

Back to top