This degree combines computing & IT and mathematics (pure or applied). You’ll divide your time equally between the computing & IT modules and the mathematics modules. Computing & IT studied together with mathematics can open up careers in a wide range of sectors. You’ll gain a good grounding in mathematical methods. This will complement the skills and knowledge you develop in computing & IT. And you’ll pick computing and IT focus to fit your needs and interests.
Key features of the course
- 50:50 split between computing & IT and mathematics.
- Choose from four options within the computing & IT strand.
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 followed by two 30-credit mathematics modules.
- Next, in Stage 2, you’ll study 60 credits in a specific area of computing & IT and follow this with a 60-credit module in either applied mathematics or pure mathematics.
- Finally, in Stage 3, you’ll study a further 30 credits in computing & IT, plus another two 30-credit mathematics modules that complement your focus at Stage 2. You’ll conclude your degree with a 30-credit computing & IT project module.
Prepare for OU study with an Access module
We offer two starting points depending on how confident you are or how long it’s been since you last studied. Choose to dive straight in at Stage 1, or if you’d prefer some extra preparation, you can get started with an optional Access module.