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Course Details

Entry year / start

Summer 2024


1 year (Full time) / 2 years (Part time)

Course code






Closing Date

2024-08-07 23:00:00


Top-up BSc (Honours) Computing and IT Practice

  • Top-up to an honours degree in two years if you have a foundation degree or equivalent qualification. This degree will put you in a solid position to develop a career in information technology. You’ll be able to engage with challenges such as the specification, design, deployment and management of computing and IT systems. Choose modules to suit your career goals and finish with a project on a topic based on one of those modules.


    Key Features

    Build on the study you’ve already done and finish in only two years
    Choose modules to meet your needs and interests
    Gain practical experience of independent learning and reflective practice
    Accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT


    Course details
    This top-up degree has one stage, comprising 120 credits.

    Your existing study makes up Stages 1 and 2.
    In Stage 3, you’ll choose three 30-credit modules and complete a 30-credit project module.


    Entry requirements
    You must have passed one of the following OU qualifications:

    Foundation Degree in Computing and IT Practice (X15)
    Diploma of Higher Education in Computing and IT Practice (W15)
    If you have, email the Partnerships Team on to register.

    Alternatively, you must have a similar qualification in a relevant subject from somewhere else, for example:

    a foundation degree
    a Diploma of Higher Education
    an HND plus work experience.
    Download, complete and return the Top-up BSc (Hons) Computing and IT Practice application form with evidence of your previous study. Applications must be received by 8 August 2024 to be processed in time for an October 2024 start.

    Some of the modules within this qualification also require you to have completed other OU modules (read the Entry requirements on the module descriptions).

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