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Computing and IT and a Second Subject (Honours)

The Open University UK

B.Sc. Online
36 months
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6192 GBP/year
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The Computing and IT and a Second Subject (Honours) degree at The Open University UK can open up careers in a wide range of sectors. This joint honours degree offers you the opportunity to focus on an area of computing & IT and combine it with business, design, mathematics, psychology or statistics – dividing your time equally between subjects. 

Overview

Your choice of second subject will be included in the name of your degree, for example, BSc (Honours) Computing & IT and Business.

Key features of the Computing and IT and a Second Subject (Honours) course at The Open University UK

  • Offers wide choice of computing & IT modules, and options in a second subject
  • Presents focus options within the computing & IT strand
  • Enables you to tailor a study programme to meet your particular needs and interests
  • Quality assured by the European Quality Assurance Network for Informatics Education (EQANIE)

Skills for career development

Organisations increasingly value IT teams with skills relevant to wider business in addition to technical ability. This joint honours degree enables you to develop specialist knowledge and understanding in computing and IT, and to combine these with expertise in an additional discipline. 

Depending on your choice of second subject – business, design, mathematics, applied psychology or statistics – you’ll have a unique and focused skills set that will enhance your existing career and put you in a strong position in the jobs market, which increasingly depends on computing technologies across all sectors. You’ll also develop important transferable skills such as teamwork, time management, numeracy, analysis and problem solving.

Please note that if you choose to study this degree with psychology as your second subject, your degree will not make you eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) by the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Career relevance

Computing and IT professionals are in demand by providers (such as software houses) and user organisations alike. Organisations increasingly value IT teams with skills relevant to wider contexts in addition to technical ability. 

This degree will open the way for careers in sectors including retail, finance and commerce, leisure and gaming, telecommunications, broadcast media, digital media, manufacturing, transport, tourism, government, health, education, and the voluntary sector.

Growth areas and areas of high demand include cyber security, mobile development, cloud computing and the management of Big Data.

Accreditation

Accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Essential mathematics 
  • Investigating psychology 
  • Cisco networking (CCNA)
  • Design thinking: creativity for the 21st century
  • Object-oriented Java programming
  • Managing IT: the why, the what and the how

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
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Credits

360 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • There are no formal entry requirements to study this qualification; however, you’ll need some basic knowledge of computing, and the ability to read and write to a good standard of English.
  • If you’re thinking about choosing mathematics as your second subject, check that you’re ready for mathematical study at this level. 
  • If you choose the networking topic at Stage 2 you will be required to attend four UK-based day schools to gain hands-on practical experience of configuring networks.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6192 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18576 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6192 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18576 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
  • Our current fee for 120 credits – which is equivalent to a year's full-time study – is £6,192

Funding

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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