BSc (Honours) in Computing & IT and Psychology
Online United Kingdom
3 - 6 years
Full time, Part time
GBP 6,924 / per year *
07 Sep 2023
Earliest start date
* cost per year full-time; £3,462 - cost per year part-time
This degree combines computing & IT and psychology to help you examine issues such as the social impact of computing & IT developments. You’ll divide your time equally between the computing & IT modules and the psychology modules. You’ll learn how psychological research addresses real-life issues. For example, how psychology has both learned from and informed the development of artificial intelligence and how people interact in online environments. This will complement the skills and knowledge you’ll develop in computing & IT. And you’ll pick a computing & IT focus that fits your needs and interests. Combining the study of these popular and important disciplines will equip you for a wide range of possible careers.
Key features of the course
- 50:50 split between computing & IT and psychology.
- Lets you choose between four focus options within the computing & IT strand.
- Builds your understanding of a range of psychological concepts and how they apply to everyday life.
- Covers the growing area of internet psychology and how being online affects people’s behaviour.
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 a 60-credit psychology module.
- Next, in Stage 2, you’ll study 60 credits in a specific area of computing & IT and follow this with a second 60-credit psychology module.
- Finally, in Stage 3, you’ll study a further 30 credits in computing & IT, plus another 60-credit psychology module. You’ll conclude Stage 3 with 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.