Intake open – Apply by 12th December.

Course Essentials

If you have previously completed an appropriate HND (or equivalent) then this Top-Up will enable you to achieve a full undergraduate honours degree in Computing in just 8 months.

You will explore the technology, methods and evolving trends from the world of computing and acquire the practical skills that will help you pursue your career ambitions or further study.

This blended learning course is currently only available at our Holborn study centre subject to cohort size.

Discuss your degree, degree top-up or MBA study options with our Ealing, Tower Hill, Holborn, Manchester or Birmingham Campus Course Advisors today on 0208 003 6196 or visit us on one of our upcoming Open Days.

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Key Information

Award:
Degree
Credits:
120
UCAS Course Code:
I1TU
Course Title:
BSc (Hons) Computing (Top-Up)
Duration:
1-2 years
Intake Status:
Intake open
Study Mode:
Blended learning
Study Mode:
Blended Learning
Course Fees:
See Course Fees and Funding tab
Study Centre:
LON, BIR & MANC Based
Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you should have:

  • a relevant HND or equivalent, provided that the total of your learning experience allows you to achieve the aims of the programme.

For students whose prior learning was not taught in English

  • IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

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

If you have previously completed a relevant HND (or equivalent) then you could achieve a full undergraduate honours degree in just 8 months.

Your course will be delivered through a blend of online and face-to-face teaching, compressing the number of days you need to be at the study centre to a maximum of 2 days per week. The BSc (Hons) Computing (Top-Up) has a variety of modules designed to give you the knowledge, skills and understanding of degree level computing.

You will be keeping your finger on the pulse of current developments in the field and using the latest tools to discover, analyse and evaluate the principles and theories used in system design and web based solutions.

Level 6

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

Assessments

Assessments provide an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways and so a variety of methods are used, these could include:

  • Assignments
  • Portfolios of work
  • Complete design documentation
  • Computer based activities
  • Software development & project work

To support your development and ensure you are on the right track with your studies we will provide you with tutor feedback on every assessment you submit.

If required, your tutor may be able to give you suggestions for improvement and help you understand how to apply your new skills into real life settings.

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 Fees & Funding

Fees

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.

Other options include:

Self-funding

If you choose to pay for the course yourself you can pay as you go. This means you have no monthly obligations, 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

Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

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.

Careers Impact

Want to know exactly what a BSc (Hons) in Computing (Top-Up) could do for you?

  • When you complete the degree you will be ready for immediate roles within the sector and have a specialist understanding in system design and development and web based solutions.
  • If you have a Computing degree you can expect to receive one of the highest starting salaries compared to any other subject. Sourced from IT World, 2015.
  • Achieving a degree demonstrates your ability to learn and solve problems in multiple areas
  • Every organisation needs suitably qualified IT professionals to make sure it competes effectively in both the UK and global digital economies.

Some of the jobs that Computing graduates go into include:

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

Our Computing Alumni

We’ve had computing students go on to a range of roles including Field Service Quality Engineer, ICT Consultant and IT Systems Administrator, for international companies such as Apple.

Mike Lawns, Computing Student said “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 onto 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.”

While studying you can maximise your career success by making use of our online careers portal. This has useful tools such as an online interview simulator, CV builder, global jobs search engine and employer videos and e-learning courses covering essential business skills.

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.

Study Centres

What study centres are available?

This BSc (Hons) Computing Top-Up is currently available at our study centre in Holborn.

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

Studying via blended learning with Arden

When you sign up for one of our compressed blended 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 degree, 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 campus-based degree, without the full time commitment.

So, what will it be like?

  • You will have 2-3 set days per week on campus
  • 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
  • It’s a modern, engaging way to learn that lets you balance learning with the other priorities in your life.

And the facilities available at study centres?

  • Giving you access to the technology and services you need to support your studies, the modern 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.

If you’re not 100% comfortable with university level study choosing 4 year degree would be a smart choice. The first year is designed to give you the basics needed to successfully complete the rest of the degree as it focuses on essential study skills. You will build your confidence and become a capable, well equipped student who is able to complete the full degree.

The four year degree is perfect for you if:

  • It’s been a while since you studied
  • You don’t feel you did well in previous academic study
  • You want to improve your time management skills
  • You’re not confident in writing assignments and would like some support
  • You want to learn research skill that can support your studies and assignments
  • You want some extra knowledge of the degree subject before beginning the course.

This foundation year is part of the full degree. If you are funding your degree by Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government, your tuition fee for the foundation year will also be covered in this loan.

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