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Computer Science (Top-up) (online), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #601 (WUR) Online
The University of Hertfordshire has one of the largest Computer Science programmes on campus in the UK. Studying online with the School of Computer Science puts you at the heart of a learning experience that has successfully delivered educational and career benefits to students around the world. This Computer Science (Top-up) programme is offered by The University of Hertfordshire.


Whether you want to boost your employability or improve your prospects of promotion, the BSc (Hons) Computer Science (online) is a challenging course that can help you develop the knowledge and skills you need to build a successful career.

This Computer Science (Top-up) programme is offered by The University of Hertfordshire.

The online course is very similar to the campus based BSc and the academic standards required are just as high as those for the on-campus equivalent. this is no soft option. Our programmes demand concentration, commitment and hard work; this experience will change your life, broaden your mind and give you a sense of achieving something amazing!

Why choose this course?

  • You can study when and where you want, fitting in with your other commitments such as work or family
  • Our online degrees are based on their on campus equivalents with the same academic quality standards and processes so your award will be recognised worldwide.
  • Study at a highly-regarded, well established computer science department with excellent facilities, strong links to both business and research, and a track record of graduate success.
  • BSc (Hons) Information Technology also available to study online.


Several thousands of UH computer science graduates have moved into a wide range of careers; many are now in senior positions in the UK and throughout the world.

Initial job roles have included programmer, software developer, business analyst, software engineer, webmaster, database administrator, network designer, and technical consultant.

This particular degree title retains flexibility and hence is preparation for a wide variety of careers in many areas of computing or software development.

Teaching methods

For entry at Level 6 the programme in its entirety is offered in two study patterns:
  • an entirely part-time study pattern (2 years in duration) or
  • an entirely full-time study pattern (1 year in duration)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

Programme Structure

Modules include:
  • Quantum Computing 
  • User Experience Design 
  • Programming & Software Engineering Practice (COM)
  • Computer Science Project (COM)
  • Computer Systems Security (COM) 
  • Mobile Computing (COM) 
  • Data Mining and Visualisation (COM) 
  • Project Planning (COM) 

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You will need 240 credits from a BTEC Higher National Diploma, UK Foundation degree, Associate degree, IMIS Higher Diploma, or equivalent Level 5/two-year post-school qualification. The subject of your qualification should be computing-related.

All students from non-majority English speaking countries require proof of English language proficiency. The following qualifications and grades will be considered:

  • GCSE English language grade A-C
  • IELTS 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in any band)
  • Other English language tests are accepted.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5440 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5440 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5440 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5440 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
Part time: £680 per 15 credits


There is a range of financial support available for UK and EU students. The financial support available to you depends on various different factors such as whether you choose to study full-time or part-time, where you live and whether you want to study at undergraduate or postgraduate level.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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