Level of study: Undergraduate (Top Up) degrees
Fee: £9,000 (UK/EU) £13,000 (International)
Entry requirements: HND/Foundation Degree in a related discipline with GCSE Maths and English language at grade C or above
Mode of study: Full-time classroom
Duration: 1 year
Assessment methods: Coursework and exams
Scholarship or bursaries: Available
Student finance: Available
Payment plan: Available
Starts: January, May, September
If you are interested in a systems development and management career and currently hold a Foundation Degree or HND (Higher National Diploma) or equivalent, the BSc (Hons) Applied Computing (Top-Up) allows you to gain a full undergraduate degree within one year of study.
- Top-Up your Level 5 qualification to an undergraduate computing degree in 1 year
- Develop highly sought after skills for a rapidly growing sector
- Continue your studies with our MSc Cyber Security when you pass with a 2:2 or above
- Upon graduating, opt to join one of our Professional Pathways programmes, to further build your skills and employability with one of the UK’s leading IT and project management training providers, QA.
About this course
What will I study?
Throughout the course you will study a wide range of topics, from systems development and strategic systems management, to social and current issues in computing, and professional management and practice.
You will also complete a case project, which will provide you with the opportunity to apply all of your existing skills to a substantial software development problem.
How will I be taught and assessed?
This course is taught using a range of methods, including: lectures, seminars, and practical workshops, where you will develop your skills.
Each module of study is assessed by coursework assignments, end-of-module examinations, or both. The individual project may be initiated by the University, the student, or an external client and consists of an end product and a report explaining and evaluating the project process.
All modules have some elements of practical work, the majority of which require the use of computer systems.
Careers and further study
Upon successful completion of this course, with a minimum of a 2:2 degree, you will also be able to further your understanding of this subject area with the option to progress on to our MSc Cyber Security. Alternatively, you may choose to apply to study our MSc Web and Mobile Development Technologiesprogramme which is taught on a part-time basis.
Upon successfully completing your course, you will be eligible to join one of our Professional Pathway programmes to continue your professional development and training. Each Pathway is worth a minimum of £3,000 and offered to our graduates for free, from our partner, QA. Find out more about the Pathways available and your eligibility.
After completing the course, you will be well placed to pursue a career in a wide range of business or computing-focused roles, for example, in systems and application development, computer programming or project management.
Applicants should have the following:
- A HND/Foundation Degree in a related discipline
- A good GCSE profile including Maths and English Language at minimum grade C or equivalent
Students seeking to join the course as either direct or alternative applicants should seek approval of their HND or Foundation Degree prior to applying on UCAS. A list of modules is required as part of this approval process.
All modules on this course are core.
You will be taught using a range of methods including lectures, seminars and practical workshops in our computing laboratories.
LD0574 – Mobile Application Development (20 credits)
LD0615 – Object-Oriented Modelling & Design (20 credits)
LD0647 – Project Management & Professional Development (20 credits)
LD0656 – Case Project (20 credits)
LD0667 – Object Oriented and Web Programming (20 credits)
LD0668 – Social Issues in Computing (20 credits)
Fees and finance
- UK/EU students: £9,000
- International students: £13,000
Scholarships and bursaries for international students
If you are an international student choosing to study this Top-Up degree you will be eligible for either our programme bursary or a country bursary, whichever is greater.
Available programme bursary: £1,000
High-performing students may be eligible for an academic scholarship in addition.
Alternatively, depending on the country you are from you may be eligible for one of our country bursaries and/or scholarships to help finance your studies.
All of our scholarships and bursaries are automatically applied when we process your application and our team will be able to confirm your eligibility.
Payment plans for self-funded students
If you need support to spread the cost of your tuition, you may be eligible for our payment plan.
How to apply or find out more
How to find out more
Enquire now to find out more information about the course, studying with us, the application process, and to ask any other questions you may have.
How to apply
Once you’re ready to apply, if you are a UK or EU student, you will need to apply via UCAS. If you are an international student, you can apply to us directly following the below instructions.
Direct applications – international students
We strongly recommend that you submit your application as early as possible to allow you to complete all of the preparations needed to study in the UK. After receiving an offer it can take time to arrange your finances and apply for your visa and it is important that you arrive in good time to enrol onto your course. Please refer to the Dates and Fees page.
You can apply online to study the BSc (Hons) Applied Computing (Top-Up). This method allows you to upload your supporting documents at the time of application and automatically receive your student application number.
If you are unable to apply online, then you can download a PDF application form and email it to admin.
For us to assess your application in a timely manner, it is important that you provide us with the following documents:
- Fully completed application form
- Personal email address must be included on the application form
- Transcripts and/or certificates (including a certified translation if not in English)
- Passport – copy of personal details page
- Proof of financial sponsorship if applicable
- Confirmation of immigration history including copies of previous and current visas if applicable
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