University of Derby

Computing and Information Technologies (Hons) Top Up, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    4500 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
    4500 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language

About

The Computing and Information Technologies (Hons) Top Up degree at University of Derby will allow you to deepen your knowledge and understanding through research, case studies and practical skills-based projects. With a core focus on professional ethics and the wide-ranging impact of computing technologies in society, the programme will support learners in acquiring crucial skills which underpin the duties and responsibilities of today’s computing professionals.

Why choose this online computing and IT course?

  • Contemporary, updated degree from a recognised UK University
  • 3 start dates a year (Sept, Jan & May)
  • Opportunity to enrol on the course with a level 4 qualification plus significant work experience.
  • Choice of 7 optional modules, allowing you to tailor the course to meet your own interests, including key emerging areas - Network Management and Security, Web Development, Cyber Security and Ethical Hacking
  • Study at your own pace, part-time online using a virtual classroom environment, supported throughout by a team of academic professionals
  • Engagement in a vibrant learning community, building your network of likeminded individuals within the UK and around the world
  • Guest speakers from industry
  • The course can be completed within one year.

The course particularly focusses on gaining confidence and skills in:

  • Problem solving – critical understanding of essential facts, concepts, principles & theories, appraising technical, environmental and social issues
  • Completing incisive research, analysis, & reporting
  • Formulating an ethical position in relation to the development, manufacture, proliferation and disposal of digital systems.
  • Designing, documenting and testing computer programmes and/or hardware
  • Critically evaluating and advising on emerging technologies
  • Working effectively within a team and communicating with others

This online qualification will set you on a positive path to successfully furthering your career.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 12 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      Between 1 – 2 years, depending on your pace of study

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Self-paced
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Core Modules

  • Research Project
  • Computing Technologies in Society

Optional Modules

  • Database Fundamentals
  • Distributed Applications and Web Services
  • Cyber Security and Ethical Hacking: An Introduction
  • Software Engineering: Creating Quality Products
  • Internet of Things: an introduction
  • Network Management and Security
  • Web Development: Creating Effective Applications

For more information, please visit programme website.

Audience

Those wishing to progress within the Computing and IT sector such as:

  • IT Support Engineers, Network Engineers
  • Systems Administrators and IT Teachers
  • Network and Security Professionals
  • Web and Software Developers

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    580

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    92

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Pass

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Pass on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

You need to have one of the following:
  • HND or Foundation degree in a computing subject from a UK university (or international equivalent recognised by NARIC)

  • Edexcel BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Computing and Systems Development (2010 QCF)

  • British Computer Society (BCS) Diploma in IT (level 5) - including completion of the professional project

  • HNC in computing subject plus at least 3 years relevant work experience in a computing role*

Evidence of significant work and life experience may be taken as the equivalent of traditional qualifications.

For more information, please visit programme website.

Work Experience

At least 3 year(s) of work experience are required.

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! (Unless that chair you're sitting on is in a foreign country...)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

The Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSA) scheme is for undergraduate, postgraduate and online distance learning students, living in England, to help cover the extra study costs incurred as a result of a disability including long-term or mental health conditions or specific learning disabilities.

For more information, please visit programme website.

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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