If you work in computing and IT and have already completed a foundation degree or equivalent, this course tops up your knowledge and skills to an honours degree. It will also enable you to engage professionally with challenges such as the specification, design, deployment, and management of computing and IT systems. You’ll choose from a variety of modules to suit your career goals, and complete your studies with a project on a topic of your choice.
Key features of the Computing and IT Practice (Honours) course at The Open University UK
Skills for career development
This degree is relevant if you work, or would like to work with computing and IT systems – in hardware-based, software-based or systems-based contexts – and are looking for a qualification that shows you have a sound grasp of the principles of these technologies; you can apply these principles; and you’re aware of the surrounding issues.
The individual project you’ll study at the end of this degree course will demonstrate your ability to undertake a substantial piece of work. It will also be a valuable showcase for your abilities and professional skills, and provide a solid preparation for postgraduate study.
On graduation, you’ll be in a position to pursue a career in information technology, computing, communication technology and related fields – although you may need to undertake further training or study in order to enter a new career area. The BSc (Hons) Computing and IT Practice may also help you to obtain professional recognition from BSC, The Chartered Institute for IT.
Computing and IT graduates are in demand by providers (such as software houses) and user organisations alike. The extensive range of organisations employing computing and IT graduates includes retail, financial services, telecommunications, broadcast media, digital media, manufacturing, transport, tourism, the public sector and healthcare.
Growth areas and areas of high demand include cyber security, mobile development, cloud computing and the management of Big Data.
You can apply until:
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You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
You must have passed one of the following OU qualifications:
Alternatively, you must have a similar qualification from somewhere else, for example:
This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!
Students living outside the UK aren’t normally eligible for a tuition fee loan. We suggest checking with your national government or education authority for advice on funding.
There are a number of scholarship opportunities listed on the Scholarship Portal website.
The site features over 1,000 scholarships listed by country, ranging from the Amelia Earhart Fellowship for Women in Science and Engineering, to a Young Horticulturalist of the Year Award.
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