Studied over 3 years, our BSc Computing Degree course has a variety of modules including programming in a range of languages, website design, software engineering and database implementation, giving you a degree that can really boost your career prospects in a variety of IT areas.
Over the duration of the course, you will learn to design, develop and review a range of new and sophisticated frameworks in existing and emerging computer technologies.
Part of Arden University’s School of Computing and IT, you’ll study through our Blended Learning programme, which combines online study with 2 days a week at one of our Arden University study centres in the UK – based in London, Manchester or Birmingham.
When can I study?
Requiring just 8 hours of classes a week at your chosen UK study centre.
In addition to the 8 hours of face-to-face teaching each week, you will be expected to study an additional minimum of 25.5 hours of online independent learning.
This is perfect if you want more guided learning but need the flexibility to study around work, family or other commitments.
*hours will be allocated by Arden University.
**available from February 2020 – subject to numbers
This BSc Computing course has standard entry requirements. To be eligible for this course at Arden University you must have either:
- Two subjects at GCE A-Level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in three subjects at GCSE level or equivalent; OR
- Have completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent
Don’t meet the standard entry requirements, but have work experience?
We are happy to consider an application from you at Arden if you can show us you have the motivation to study this Blended Learning programme.
We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course. We’ll also ask you for references and evidence of relevant work experience.
Not sure if you’re ready to take on this Degree?
We also offer this course as a 4 year Degree which includes a foundation year. We will consider you for the 4 year Degree programme if you hold a level 2 qualification (equivalent to 3 GCSE’s) or can demonstrate a years’ work experience. The extra first year prepares you for university-level study and is ideal if you’re returning to study after a long absence, or want some extra reassurance before embarking on a Degree course.
Non-native English speaker?
If your prior learning was not taught in English we require IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element).
For each level of this Blended Learning Computing Degree course at Arden University, you will be taken on an increasingly in-depth journey into the core principles of computing.
Each module offers extensive information and insight, leaving you with a complete and systematic understanding of computing and a thorough awareness of developing industry trends.
- Professional Development
- Computer Technology
- Website Design
- Database Design
- Software Engineering
- Information Systems in Organisations
During the first 6 weeks of year 1 (Block 1) you will also attend 4 study skills workshops, providing advice and guidance to help you achieve university success. Sessions may include Reading & Note-Taking, iLearn Online Library, Referencing & Plagiarism and Approaching Assignments. This will bring your weekly class time up to 9.5 house a week for Block 1. The following study blocks will be the usual 8 hours classroom time (+online tuition and self-guided study time).
- Data Communications
- Systems Analysis & Design
- Quality Systems in IT
- Database Implementation
- Dynamic Website Development
- Management in IT
- Current Trends in Networking
- Computer Systems Security
- e-Commerce Systems
- Computing Project
Please note that the modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change.
We use a wide variety of assessment methods at Arden, giving you the opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in more ways than one. These could include:
- 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.
Your Arden 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 if required too.
What can a Computing Degree do for me?
Almost anywhere you work, an IT structure will be in place. This means there are career opportunities available for computing graduates in almost every industry.
Completing this Blended Learning Degree will leave you in a position to apply for relevant industry roles and IT degrees are frequently listed amongst those which deliver the higher return on investment. Blended Learning also allows the opportunity to carry on working while you study.
What can I do after Arden University?
A Computing Degree from Arden 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 – Arden University BSC Computing graduate
What is Blended Learning in Arden University ?
Do you want to study for a Degree, but feel like you just don’t have the time to fit it into your life? Arden University’s Blended Learning courses combine innovative online learning with traditional, face-to-face classes to give you a more flexible way to study.
How does it work?
The face-to-face hours are delivered as a part-time course would be, but with the additional independent online learning, you can still complete your Degree in 3 years*. This Blended approach means you can study anytime, anywhere and your tutors and support teams can be contacted outside of the classroom, online or over the phone.
When can I study?
Requiring just 8 hours of classes a week at your chosen UK study centre, you will have the opportunity to select when you want to learn: weekdays or evenings .
- Weekdays: 2 days per week either 9.00–13.00 or 13.30-17.30
- Evenings**: 2 evenings per week 17.30–21.30
Where can I study?
With 5 Arden study centres across the UK, in Birmingham, London and Manchester, we believe we can offer a study option that suits most lifestyles.
So, whether you’re a full-time parent, striving to be employee of the month, or just don’t want the traditional study methods offered by other universities, Blended Learning at Arden University offers all the flexibility and support you need to fit study around your life.
Take a look at the courses on offer and talk to one of the Ulearn’s course advisors through our Live Chat function, or complete an enquiry form and someone will be in touch.
*4 years if taken with a foundation year.
** selected centres and courses only.
Flexible Intake Dates
At Arden University you don’t have to start your Degree in September like most other universities. We offer 6 different intakes throughout the year so you can start your course at a time that suits you and fits around your commitments.
Undergraduate Intake Dates
How much will it cost?
We believe costs shouldn’t be a barrier to personal development which is why the cost of studying with Arden is lower than traditional universities. If you are looking for a smart, value for money option then look no further – you can stay in control of your finance and focus on your learning.
You can choose to pay for your course in full, in installments or through employer sponsorship. For UK students, you can also choose to pay with a student loan, if you’re eligible. For more information and for up-to-date fees please visit: https://arden.ac.uk/studying-with-us/fees-and-funding