Computing (Top-Up)

City of Liverpool College University Centre

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Open University
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Course summary

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This programme provides students with the opportunity to study a BSc Top-Up, that covers the core areas of computing and information technology of networking and security, advanced database development and advanced web development. The curriculum is designed to provide a structured and cohesive focus on the core areas, along with the advanced aspects of how the different areas integrate to create systems using current technologies. Additional options also allow students to tailor the BSc Top-Up to their own interests and chosen career path. The programme will enhance vocationally relevant professional skills through specific modules, activities within certain modules and the generic opportunity to undertake applied study. Technical and academic skills are embedded in the modules allowing students to emerge from the programme with an updated skill set that can either be used to market themselves with employers or take the opportunity to move into further study, should they wish to.

Course details


At Level 6, students develop a broad knowledge and awareness of key aspects of the computing sector through four 20 credit units and a 40 credit dissertation. These units are: • Advanced Database Development • Advanced Web Development • IT Security Management • Network Management and Security • Dissertation.

Assessment method

The assessment strategy for students undertaking the Level 6 (Top-Up) programme online also takes into account the different learning needs of online students. The following principles also inform our approach: • To include a range of assessment types, with these being viewed holistically, within and across a programme structure. • To ensure that at the very beginning of a module students are made clearly aware of the specific, assessed, activities or online participation that will be required of you and of the assessment criteria involved. • To ensure that sufficient time is allowed within modules where there are multiple assessment types for students to grasp the different approaches to assessment. Assessments for all modules have been designed to be inclusive for all students.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeII22
Institution code L43
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8148 Year 1
England £8148 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8148 Year 1
Scotland £8148 Year 1
Wales £8148 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Computing (Top-Up) at City of Liverpool College University Centre - UCAS