Open University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Open University

Computing and IT Practice (Top-up) (Q68)

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Course summary

Top-up to an honours degree in two years if you have a foundation degree or equal qualification. This degree will put you in a strong position to develop a career in information technology. You’ll be able to engage with challenges such as the specification, design, deployment and management of computing and IT systems. Choose modules to suit your career goals and finish with a project on a topic based on one of the modules. Key features of the course

  • Build on the study you’ve already done and finish in only two years.
  • Choose modules to meet your needs and interests.
  • Gain practical experience of independent learning and reflective practice.
  • Accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.


This top-up degree has one stage, comprising 120 credits. You’ll start at Stage 3, choosing 90 credits from a range of modules and conclude your studies with a 30-credit project module.

How to apply

To apply for this course you will be taken to the provider's website, where you can find out more information and make an application.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

You must have passed one of the following OU qualifications: Foundation Degree in Computing and IT Practice (X15) Diploma of Higher Education in Computing and IT Practice (W15) Some modules within this qualification also have entry requirements: TM351 – you must have passed Object-oriented Java programming (M250) and Algorithms, data structures and computability (M269) TM352 – you must have passed Object-oriented Java programming (M250) and Web technologies (TT284) TM355 – you must have passed Discovering mathematics (MU123), Essential mathematics 1 (MST124) or Engineering: mathematics, modelling, applications (T194) Alternatively, you must have a similar qualification from somewhere else, for example: a foundation degree in a relevant subject a DipHE in a relevant subject an HND in a relevant subject plus work experience Talk to an advisor about how to apply. If you’re planning to start in October 2018, you must apply by 24 August 2018.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

2023/2024 academic year fees are not yet available.
Computing and IT Practice (Top-up) (Q68) at Open University - UCAS