• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

Developed by leading specialists, the newly updated Computing and Information Technologies Top-Up (Hons) degree from University of Derby has been designed around diverse cutting edge issues, events and digital developments.

The course 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

Career 

This programme is designed for those who wish to advance their knowledge and understanding of important aspects of Computing and Information Technologies in order to enhance career opportunities, or to prepare themselves for postgraduate research.

It will provide you with highly transferable subject, academic and practical skills which are widely sought by today’s Computing and Information Technologies employers.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 12 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description
      1 - 2 years of part time study
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Research Project
  • Computing Technologies in Society
  • 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
  • Computing Technologies in Society
  • Cyber Security and Ethical Hacking: An Introduction
  • Database Fundamentals
  • Distributed Applications and Web Services

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:

    92

    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:

    580

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • 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.

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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).

General Requirements

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.
If you are entering with an HNC you will need to first study and obtain a minimum pass rate of 40% in the level 6 'Computing Technologies in Society' module.

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!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5100 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5100 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Funding

  • We have a range of scholarships and discounts available to students from outside the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA).
  • We award scholarships based on your application to study; there is no separate form to complete. All applications from eligible students will be considered for a scholarship by our international admissions team. We will notify you of your scholarship when we make you an offer, and apply your discount to your remaining fees.
  • You must be applying for a full-time degree and applications for postgraduate research, online studies, foundation and pre-sessional language programmes are not eligible for a discount or scholarship.

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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