Need Help Applying for a course?
Funding Support for Students
This course aims to produce high quality graduates who have obtained the relevant competencies to undertake roles within one of the many computing disciplines. The programme has been developed to produce professional and competent staff for the computing industry.
Please see link to OU Regulations for validated awards of the Open University here
Download the full programme specification here
This course aims to produce high quality graduates who wish to top up from a Foundation Degree or HND to a full BSc Honours Degree in Computing Science in one year.
For admission to this course the following qualifications are accepted:
Students who do not hold any formal level 3/4 qualifications but hold significant and relevant Industrial experience may gain admission through experiential learning and should request for the College Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) procedure. In addition, entry to the BSc Honours Computing Top-Up programme requires applicants to have successfully completed a Foundation Degree (or other relevant Level 5 qualification such as a Pearson's Higher National Certificate/ Diploma) in a Computing related discipline.
Candidates presenting with Foundation Degrees or Higher National Certificates or Diplomas from other awarding bodies will be considered under RPL procedures. Students must also hold GCSE English Language and Maths at grade 4 (grade C) or above. (Level 2 literacy and numeracy qualifications are also accepted). Have reached the age of 18 years on admission.
Various assessment methods may be involved throughout the course consisting of; coursework assignments, coursework practicals, in-class tests and formal examinations.
The articulation route for successful graduates from the BSc (Hons) Computing (Top Up) allows for progression onto University Master Degree courses in computing related disciplines subject to individual course requirements. Employment opportunities may also exist on successful completion.
Teaching Delivery StatementThe teaching and learning strategy within this programme will comprise of a range of delivery methods such as face to face, online and blended. All methods used have the full agreement of students, external examiners and awarding body partners*The fees quoted are payable for each year.
Mode of Study
Hours per Week
Number of Weeks
Subject to Timetable
Total Full Fee £4,630.00
Total Concessionary Fee N/A
Fees Payable Each Year
**Am I eligible for concessionary fees?
Total Full Fee £930.00
Level 2 Award in Cyber Security
Level 2 Cambridge Technical Diploma in IT
OCN NI Level 4 Certificate in Cyber Security