University of Bolton

Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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Computer technology is increasingly embedded in business processes and society, so there are always opportunities for suitably qualified professionals. Equivalent to two years of a university degree, this Computing HND offers you the practical and personal skills needed for a role in the sector or progression to higher-level study. This Level 5 HND in Computing can help you turn your interest in technology into a rewarding career opportunity. It’s designed to develop your knowledge and skills across a range of computing and information technologies essential to businesses in this evolving economic sector. The course also aims to help you gain key transferable skills that employers highly value. Throughout the course, our team of dedicated experts will guide you as you gain knowledge and understanding, as well as practical, professional and subject-specific skills. Your studies will focus on the core knowledge required by all computing professionals, such as programming, networking, database design and development, security, professional practice, business intelligence and how to manage a successful computing project. You’ll build on this learning with optional units that concentrate on developing your understanding and skills in areas such as games development and advanced programming, where you can use your imagination and creativity to modify and manipulate software to create animations and cutting-edge interfaces. We’ll help you learn essential skills from problem-solving, supporting individual computer users and organisations, and maintaining and managing their online systems. You’ll undertake an individual research project, where you’ll explore and examine a relevant and current topical aspect of computing in the context of a business environment. Overall, we’ll support you as you develop cognitive, intellectual and thinking skills and gain valuable key, personal and transferable skills ready for employment or further study.

Course details


Information about the modules offered as part of this course is available on the University of Bolton’s website.

Assessment method

Details of the learning activities and assessment methods for this course are available on the University of Bolton’s website.

How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.






Northern Ireland

Republic of Ireland

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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Bolton College, Greater Manchester
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

This course is open to Home students only. Applications from International and EU students cannot usually be accepted because the study location for this course is not licenced by UKVI to sponsor students. Therefore, if you require sponsorship under the Student Visa Route to study in the UK then, unfortunately, we’ll be unable to consider your application for this course.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

You should also have two GCSEs at grade C or above or grade 4 to 9 (or equivalent) in English and Mathematics. This course is also open to applicants who have extensive appropriate work experience in the IT sector. If you don’t possess the academic qualifications listed above but have extensive appropriate work experience, we’ll be delighted to consider your application.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6If English isn’t your first language you’ll also need IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band (or equivalent).

We also accept a range of other English language qualifications – please visit our English Language Requirements web page for more details.

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students

There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £5996* Year 1
England £5996* Year 1
Northern Ireland £5996* Year 1
Scotland £5996* Year 1
Wales £5996* Year 1
Channel Islands £5996* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Computing at University of Bolton - UCAS