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Course Essentials

For anyone who has studied a relevant HND (or equivalent), this BA (Hons) Computing Top-up Degree course will help you upgrade your qualification to a full Degree in as little as a year.

During this Arden University course you will explore the technology, methods and evolving trends from the world of computing and acquire the practical skills needed to help you pursue your professional ambitions.

Our Blended Learning model means you combine online study with face-to-face lectures at one of Arden's study centres, conveniently located in London, Manchester and Birmingham. This gives you the flexibility you need to fit the course around other commitments, but also have the support and guidance from Arden tutors and fellow students as and when you need it.


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Key Information

Award:
Degree
Credits:
120
UCAS Course Code:
I1TU
Course Title:
BSc (Hons) Computing (Top-Up)
Duration:
1-2 years
Intake Status:
Accepting applications
Study Mode:
Blended learning
Course Fees:
See Course Fees and Funding tab
Study Centre:
LON, BIR & MANC Based
Next Open Day:
Sat 12th January
  • Course Details & Modules
  • Entry Requirements
  • Course Fees & Funding
  • Career Prospects
  • Study Centres

While studying this Computing Top-up Degree course at Arden University you will keep your finger on the pulse of current developments in the field and use the latest tools to discover, analyse and evaluate the principles and theories used in system design and web-based solutions.

Modules

  • Current Trends in Networking
  • Management in IT
  • Computer Systems Security
  • e-Commerce Systems
  • Computing Project

Please note that the modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change.

Assessments

At Arden, we use a wide variety of assessment methods, giving you the opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in more ways than one. These could include:

  • Assignments
  • Essays
  • Design documentation
  • Computer-based activities
  • Software development & project work

To support your development and ensure that you’re on the right track with your studies, you’ll receive tutor feedback for every assessment you submit.

If required, your tutor may be able to give you suggestions and tips for improvement and help you understand how to apply your newly acquired skills into real-life settings.

You can get more detailed course information by viewing the relevant Programme Specification, which you can download from our Policies, Standards and Procedures Page

This BA (Hons) Computing Top-up Degree course has standard entry requirements. To be eligible for this course at Arden you must have:

  • An HND Level 5 in Computing or equivalent

If your prior learning was not taught in English we require IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element).

How much is my course?

2

Funding

You can support your study in a variety of ways.

If you are a UK student, the most common funding of undergraduate degrees is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government. The key information about these loans is:

  • You must be a UK resident
  • You can get a loan to cover the full cost of your tuition fees
  • You only start to pay it back when you are earning over £21,000 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Self-funding - Pay in full or Pay as you go options

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way. You can also pay as you go. This means you have no monthly obligations and simply pay for each module when you decide to study it.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship.

Pay in full

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way.

Pay in instalments

You can make payments over the course of their studies using our fixed payment schedule. Students will be entered into a schedule which runs alongside their course and splits their programme fees into a series of instalments.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

What can a Computing Degree Top-up from Arden do for me?

Almost anywhere you choose to work, an IT structure will be in place. This means there are career opportunities available for computing graduates in almost every industry.

Completing this programme will leave you in a position to apply for relevant industry roles and IT degrees are frequently listed amongst those which deliver a higher return on investment.

What can I do after Arden University?

A Computing Degree could lead to work in one of many job roles, including:

  • Software Engineer
  • Application Programmer
  • Systems Analysts & Designers
  • IT Solutions Specialist
  • Web Developer

What do Arden's Computing alumni say?

“I am a freelance programmer and usually that is what I do for a company; no lateral movement, I just go in, do the work and move on to the next project. With the things I have learnt on the course, I can now bring more knowledge on aspects of project management and I can offer my clients a broader experience which could be of use to them.” 

Mike Lawns - Computing student, Arden University

What study centres are available at Arden University? 

Blended Learning courses are available at study centres throughout the UK and include:

Or you can discover all Arden study centres

Studying via Blended Learning with Arden

When you sign up for one of our Blended Learning Degrees and become a student at an Arden University study centre, you get the best of both worlds - the support, structure and personal tuition of a full-time course, coupled with the rich online resources and materials that our online students benefit from. This option is ideal for students who want the routine of a full-time classroom-based Undergraduate Degree, without the full-time commitment.

What can I expect from this Blended Learning course?

  • You will spend 2 days a week at your chosen study centre
  • These classes will be led by your module tutor
  • During these sessions you will be encouraged to debate, discuss and ask questions to develop your understanding and acquire key skills
  • Because it combines online learning you can access materials and resources online 24/7
  • The online content includes tutorials, lessons, exercises, study support and chat forums
  • All your coursework and assignments are uploaded to a secure online zone for marking
  • You can contact a tutor or the support team via Skype, email, webchat or phone

What facilities are available at Arden study centres?

As well as giving you access to the technology and services you need to support your studies, Arden's modern study centres are buzzing with students, tutors and staff.

Outside of your classes, you can expect access to things like:

  • Computers and IT equipment
  • Internet
  • Printing facilities
  • Individual and group study space
  • Restaurants
  • Leisure facilities

Next steps
Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

Course Details & Modules

While studying this Computing Top-up Degree course at Arden University you will keep your finger on the pulse of current developments in the field and use the latest tools to discover, analyse and evaluate the principles and theories used in system design and web-based solutions.

Modules

  • Current Trends in Networking
  • Management in IT
  • Computer Systems Security
  • e-Commerce Systems
  • Computing Project

Please note that the modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change.

Assessments

At Arden, we use a wide variety of assessment methods, giving you the opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in more ways than one. These could include:

  • Assignments
  • Essays
  • Design documentation
  • Computer-based activities
  • Software development & project work

To support your development and ensure that you’re on the right track with your studies, you’ll receive tutor feedback for every assessment you submit.

If required, your tutor may be able to give you suggestions and tips for improvement and help you understand how to apply your newly acquired skills into real-life settings.

You can get more detailed course information by viewing the relevant Programme Specification, which you can download from our Policies, Standards and Procedures Page

Entry Requirements

This BA (Hons) Computing Top-up Degree course has standard entry requirements. To be eligible for this course at Arden you must have:

  • An HND Level 5 in Computing or equivalent

If your prior learning was not taught in English we require IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element).

Course Fees & Funding

How much is my course?

2

Funding

You can support your study in a variety of ways.

If you are a UK student, the most common funding of undergraduate degrees is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government. The key information about these loans is:

  • You must be a UK resident
  • You can get a loan to cover the full cost of your tuition fees
  • You only start to pay it back when you are earning over £21,000 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Self-funding - Pay in full or Pay as you go options

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way. You can also pay as you go. This means you have no monthly obligations and simply pay for each module when you decide to study it.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship.

Pay in full

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way.

Pay in instalments

You can make payments over the course of their studies using our fixed payment schedule. Students will be entered into a schedule which runs alongside their course and splits their programme fees into a series of instalments.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

Career Prospects

What can a Computing Degree Top-up from Arden do for me?

Almost anywhere you choose to work, an IT structure will be in place. This means there are career opportunities available for computing graduates in almost every industry.

Completing this programme will leave you in a position to apply for relevant industry roles and IT degrees are frequently listed amongst those which deliver a higher return on investment.

What can I do after Arden University?

A Computing Degree could lead to work in one of many job roles, including:

  • Software Engineer
  • Application Programmer
  • Systems Analysts & Designers
  • IT Solutions Specialist
  • Web Developer

What do Arden's Computing alumni say?

“I am a freelance programmer and usually that is what I do for a company; no lateral movement, I just go in, do the work and move on to the next project. With the things I have learnt on the course, I can now bring more knowledge on aspects of project management and I can offer my clients a broader experience which could be of use to them.” 

Mike Lawns - Computing student, Arden University

Study Centres

What study centres are available at Arden University? 

Blended Learning courses are available at study centres throughout the UK and include:

Or you can discover all Arden study centres

Studying via Blended Learning with Arden

When you sign up for one of our Blended Learning Degrees and become a student at an Arden University study centre, you get the best of both worlds - the support, structure and personal tuition of a full-time course, coupled with the rich online resources and materials that our online students benefit from. This option is ideal for students who want the routine of a full-time classroom-based Undergraduate Degree, without the full-time commitment.

What can I expect from this Blended Learning course?

  • You will spend 2 days a week at your chosen study centre
  • These classes will be led by your module tutor
  • During these sessions you will be encouraged to debate, discuss and ask questions to develop your understanding and acquire key skills
  • Because it combines online learning you can access materials and resources online 24/7
  • The online content includes tutorials, lessons, exercises, study support and chat forums
  • All your coursework and assignments are uploaded to a secure online zone for marking
  • You can contact a tutor or the support team via Skype, email, webchat or phone

What facilities are available at Arden study centres?

As well as giving you access to the technology and services you need to support your studies, Arden's modern study centres are buzzing with students, tutors and staff.

Outside of your classes, you can expect access to things like:

  • Computers and IT equipment
  • Internet
  • Printing facilities
  • Individual and group study space
  • Restaurants
  • Leisure facilities

Next steps
Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

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