BSc (Honours) in Computing & IT and a second subject Open University
Computing & IT studied with a second complementary subject can open careers in a wide range of sectors. This degree combines computing & IT and a second subject: business, design, mathematics, psychology or statistics. You’ll divide your time equally between the computing & IT modules and the second subject modules. The name of your degree will include your second subject. For example, BSc (Hons) Computing & IT and Business.
Key features of the course
- Choose from five-second subject options.
- Choose from four focus options within the computing & IT strand.
- Tailor a study programme to meet your needs and interests.
We also offer a Diploma of Higher Education in Computing & IT and a second subject (W42) that is the same in structure as the first two-thirds of this degree; similarly, our Certificate of Higher Education in Computing & IT and a second subject (T13) corresponds to the first third.
We make all our qualifications as accessible as possible and have a comprehensive range of services to support all our students. The BSc (Honours) Computing & IT and a second subject uses a variety of study materials and has the following elements:
- studying a mixture of printed and online material – online learning resources may include websites, audio/video media clips, and interactive activities such as online quizzes
- using mathematical and scientific expressions, notations and associated techniques
- working in a group with other students
- using and/or producing diagrams and/or screenshots
- undertaking practical work
- finding external/third party material online
- using specialist software (for example the Design/Engineering Studio).
This qualification develops your learning in four main areas:
- Knowledge and understanding
- Cognitive skills
- Practical and professional skills
- Key skills
The level and depth of your learning gradually increase as you work through the qualification. You’ll be supported throughout by the OU’s unique style of teaching and assessment – which includes a personal tutor to guide and comment on your work; top quality course texts; e-learning resources like podcasts, interactive media and online materials; tutorial groups and community forums.
This degree has three stages, each comprising 120 credits.
- You’ll start Stage 1 with two 30-credit computing & IT modules and 60 credits of study in your chosen second subject.
- In Stages 2 and 3, the modules you’ll study will be determined by the route you choose.