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BSc (Hons) Computing (Information Management) (Top-Up)

If you have previously completed an appropriate HND (or equivalent) then this Top-Up will enable you to achieve a full undergraduate honours degree in Computing (Information Management).

Information is power – and knowing how manage a range of data accessed through a variety of technologies in support of an organisation is a valuable skill. This course is perfect for you if you want to build a portfolio of evidence for employers that shows you can provide computer-based solutions to complex problems, using the most up to date tools and technology.


BSc (Hons) Computing (Information Management) (Top-Up)

Start Dates

January, April, July, October


1-2 years

Awarded by

Arden University

Course Fees

£ 4,275 for UK/EU Students
Pay as you go: £1,500 x 3
£3,847 for International Students
Pay as you go: £3,000 deposit, then £1,050 instalment.

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The BSc Computing (Information Management) (Top-Up) programme is designed to enable students who have previously completed an appropriate HND (or equivalent) to achieve a full undergraduate honours degree in Computing, with a named route in Information Management, by undertaking a rigorous study of theories, techniques and issues and acquiring the practical skills that are essential within the changing environment such that they can pursue related careers or further relevant academic study.

The programme is designed to provide opportunities for students to develop their knowledge and skills in computing in a flexible way. Learning materials have been developed which allow students to maximise the time they have available for study and the programme delivery provides additional support through either on-line or structured tutor lead sessions. The curriculum provides a broad based experience exposing the learner to a range of relevant aspects of computing in a progressive way.

More specifically the programme will:

  • ♦Allow students to develop professional level skills and understanding across a range of computing disciplines.
  • ♦Develop independence in learning and encourage a commitment to lifelong learning.
  • ♦Encourage students to adopt problem-solving attitudes to their work.
  • ♦Provide opportunities for students to consider ethical issues relating to computing.
  • ♦Promote understanding of the key aspects of current practice in the field of computing while acknowledging current and emerging developments in related disciplines.
  • ♦Equip students with the essential skills and tools to work professionally in a computing situation and to be creative and professional practitioners when working independently and when collaborating with others as part of multidisciplinary teams.
  • ♦Enable students to communicate effectively through a variety of media and presentational forms to specialist and non-specialist audiences.
  • ♦Give students an appreciation of the continuing developments in computing and equip them to keep up to date with these developments.
  • ♦Provide a stimulating online academic environment in which students can develop confidence as practitioners and as individuals who are part of a highly engaged community of learners and thereby to inspire students to become lifelong learners.
  • ♦Enable students to manage a range of information accessed through a variety of technologies to support a business or organisation.

To be eligible for this course you should have:

   ♦ A relevant HND or equivalent, provided that the total of your learning experience allows you to achieve the aims of the programme.

For students whose prior learning was not taught in English

♦ IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

Level 5

   ♦Strategic Information Systems

Level 6

   ♦ Management in IT

   ♦ Current Trends in Networking

   ♦ Computer Systems Security

   ♦ Advanced Database Concepts

   ♦ Computing Project


Assessments provide an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways and so a variety of methods are used, these could include:

   ♦ Assignments

   ♦ Reports

   ♦ Essays

   ♦ Examinations

   ♦ Practical tasks

   ♦ Case study analysis

   ♦ Portfolios of evidence

As well as a solid grounding in computing you will develop the essential skills and tools to be a creative and professional practitioner both when working independently and when collaborating with others as part of multidisciplinary teams.

Information services are found in every type of organisation in the public and private sectors, so there are wide ranging employment opportunities for graduates.

Possible job titles:

   ♦ Database Administrator

   ♦ ICT Operations Manager

   ♦ Systems Analyst

   ♦ Systems Architect

   ♦ Business Analyst

   ♦ Business Information Manager

   ♦ Chief Information Officer

If you wish to apply, please click on the link below. Your application should take no longer than five minutes to complete. Please try and provide as much detail as possible so we can properly advise you on the next steps. Once you’ve submitted your application, one of our dedicated course advisors will contact you within 48 hours. Apply Now

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