BSc (Hons)

Study level
3-9 years
Study locations
London, Birmingham, Manchester or Online
BSc (Hons) Computing

Course Overview

Designed to place an emphasis on applying what you learn to real-world scenarios, our computing course gives you the skills you need to succeed. What’s more, we continually review and update our computing degree course to keep up the pace with the latest industry trends. So you can be confident you’re learning the skills that matter to employers right now.

But what sets Arden’s course apart? Our computing degree will prepare you for a role in the modern business environment by staying focused on the key areas that matter to organisations today. You’ll cover topics including data mining and analysis, cloud solutions setup, and use of CRMs such as Salesforce and Microsoft. Ready to get started?

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Arden courses are designed so that you can study additional programmes alongside them. Find out more about how you can study an additional industry certified course alongside your studies.

This course is designed to give you the skills you need to start your career in computing. Study modules have been shaped to meet the needs of businesses right now. The advice and leadership available to you from the academics will align with regional skills needs, based on where you are. So you can be confident you’ll gain the knowledge you need to appeal to future employers.


You have 3-9 years to complete your BSc (Hons) Computing degree, meaning that you can take up to three years to complete each level; however, many of our students complete the course in 3-6 years.

Please note: our BSc (Hons) Computing is currently undergoing some improvements so modules are likely to change in order to give you the most up to date and career focused degree experience.

Level 4

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

Level 5

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

Level 6

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

How do we assess you?

Throughout this course, you’ll be given a variety of ways to demonstrate your strengths and put your new knowledge into practice. These assessment methods include:

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

At Arden University we consider applications on a case by case basis. If you have significant work experience, have qualifications you have gained elsewhere, or a degree or qualification that isn't a clear pathway to this degree - we are more than happy to discuss your application.

What do you need to study with us?

Our aim is to make learning as accessible as possible by ensuring that you can join us, wherever you are.

That's why we keep our requirements simple. All you need is a laptop or computer (we recommend one running the latest version of Windows), and a good stable internet connection.

With this one tool, you'll be able to access information, advice, support, learning materials and our online library, as well as create assignments, keep notes, and collaborate with other students effectively.


Our BSc (Hons) Computing degree has standard entry requirements. To be able to study this course, we need to see that you have:

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

English Proficiency

  • IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element); or TOEFL iBT 80; or equivalent

We also offer an internal English test for applicants. More information on this can be found here.

We will consider alternative qualifications to evidence the maths component, as this qualification includes research methods which involve statistics. 

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

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Arden’s BSc Computing degree is taught by The School of Computing and IT. The school places an emphasis on applied teaching, giving students the opportunity to solve real-world problems with innovative, tech-led solutions. The course programme is designed with a focus on business applications and graduate employment opportunities. 

IT, data and programming skills are in high demand all over the world. That’s why developing the skills that employers want is at the forefront of your computing degree course. Our academics have close links with industry, so the modules are reviewed to ensure what you learn is contemporary, up-to-date, and real world relevant. 

What can the BSc Computing degree do for me?

You’ll gain a wide range of IT, data management and programming skills by completing this course. Better still, you’ll develop your computing knowledge alongside a broader range of business skills that employers are looking for – including communication, teamwork and problem-solving. Which means you’ll be ready to take on your first role with confidence. Whilst studying, you’ll:

  • Demonstrate you can apply your knowledge and skills to solve real-world problems
  • Develop confident communication skills and be ready to use these in a business setting
  • Gain deep knowledge in your chosen specialist area – whether that’s e-Commerce systems or programming
  • Collaborate with others nationally and even globally to work on projects and share ideas
  • Understand the latest developments in computing and how these can benefit businesses 
  • Develop the study habits and practices to become a lifelong learner

What can I do after Arden University?

Whether you’re interested in web development or systems design, the flexibility of the skills and knowledge you’ll gain during your computing degree course means your options are open to choose the route that works best for you.

Graduates of our BSc Computing degree have gone on to roles such as:

  • Software development
  • Software engineering
  • Programmers/coders
  • Teachers

Your next step into the professional world

Achieving your degree will help you to accelerate your career progression. But there’s more! Beyond the core programme itself, Arden students will receive additional support and guidance, developing your employability and CV even further.

Throughout your studies, you’ll have access to student support advisors who are here for you. They’ll help you to enhance your academic skills, guide you with your orientation and offer tailored career support. This means you’ll have guidance at every stage of your degree from our extensive community of students and fellow alumni, who can offer 1-2-1 advice for your future beyond Arden University.

Outside of this, you’ll also have unlimited access to our online platform, iLearn – providing you with all the learning resources and tools needed to excel in your studies. 

Which study mode is right for you? You’ll have the choice to complete your degree via online learning or blended learning. Here’s a quick summary of both options, so you can choose the flexible learning model that works best for you. 


I have learned a lot from the course program and it has given me a good foundation for me to expand my knowledge. The module structure is designed according to my knowledge requirements of my personal IT goals.

Janka Krsteva
Janka Krsteva
BSc Computing Online
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Blended Learning

How does it work?

Blended learning involves face to face, on campus, teaching, including eight hours of time-tabled classes spread over two mornings, afternoons, or evenings, at one of our study centres. This study mode provides an element of structure to your day, where you’ll join your fellow classmates at specific times to learn. 
Students are then required to complete the rest of their studies online at a time and place that suits them.

With blended learning you can choose to study weekdays:


  • two mornings (9.00am to 1.00pm)


  • two afternoons (1.30pm to 5.30pm)

Find out more about Blended Learning.

Online Learning

How does it work?

With online learning, you decide when and where you work through your self-guided learning materials, without being held to a set lecture timetable. If you’re interrupted during a lesson, simply pause the materials and continue later. You can also communicate and collaborate with your tutor and classmates through live online forums and email. 

Find out more about how Online Learning works.