• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
If you already have a Computing qualification at HND/foundation degree level, this Computing and Information Technologies Top Up (Hons) (Online) course from University of Derby allows you to top it up to a full BSc in just one to two years. There are lots of optional modules so you can tailor the content to your interests or career aims.
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Overview

If you already hold an HND or foundation degree in a Computing subject or international equivalent qualification, top it up to a full Computing and IT BSc degree in one to two years with this online course. Gaining the full bachelors degree can improve your career prospects, strengthen your CV and allow you to move onto a masters degree at a later date, should you wish to.

Developed by leading specialists, the newly updated Computing and Information Technologies Top Up (Hons) (Online) at 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.

Careers

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Computing Technologies in Society
  • Research Project
  • Database Fundamentals
  • Distributed Applications and Web Services
  • Network Management and Security
  • Software Engineering: Creating Quality Products

English Language Requirements

  • 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.

  • 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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  • 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.

General Requirements

  • HND or foundation degree in a Computing subject from a UK university - or international equivalent recognised by NARIC (National Recognition Information Centre)
  • Edexcel BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Computing and Systems Development - 2010 QCF (Qualifications and Credit Framework)
  • 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 which may be taken as the equivalent of traditional qualifications

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

    5256 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5250 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5256 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5250 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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