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Computing (BSc Hons top-up)

BSc top-up

Key facts

UCAS code


Start dates

September 2022

Course length

Full time: 1 year


This top-up year is for people with a higher diploma in an I.T. subject. By studying this course, you will graduate wilth a BSc in Computing awarded by Oxford Brookes University. You will study this course at Wiltshire College and University Centre. 

This course has been designed to meet the needs of the industry. You will develop the high level technical abilities and knowledge needed to solve complex problems using computing technologies. Industry specialists are often invited to the college to share their experiences through lectures and seminars. This ensures that you are up-to-date with the latest developments in the industy. 

The modules you will study will equip you with all of the technical abilities required for a successful career in computing and I.T. You will also develop research skills which will enable you to be innovative and forward thinking. 

The final project will provide you with the opportunity to put into practice the academic knowledge and skills you have acquired during the degree. 

Someone analysing a server

Tuition fees

Please see the fees note
Home (UK) full time off campus

International / EU full time off-campus

Home (UK) full time off campus

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:

Tuition fees

2021 / 22
Home (UK) full time off campus

International / EU full time off-campus

2022 / 23
Home (UK) full time off campus

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:

+44 (0)1865 483088

Please note tuition fees for Home students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Tuition fees for International students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.

Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning Home students at the maximum permitted level.

Financial support and scholarships

For general sources of financial support, see our Fees and funding pages.

Additional costs

Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course, if any, are detailed below.

How to apply

Entry requirements

Specific entry requirements

This top-up year has been designed as a progression route for the Foundation Degree in Computing at Wiltshire College & University Centre.

In order to progress onto the top-up year, Foundation Degree students will need to achieve a Merit in the Foundation Degree in Computing.

It will also be open to students from other institutions and other Computing related programmes that possess the following qualifications:

  • At least Merit (55%) in a Foundation Degree in Computing subject.
  • At least Merit in HND in a Computing subject with a software development component.
  • Direct entry after having completed level 5 at university level in a computing related subject.

Students for whom English is not their main language also need to show that their English is at a high enough level to succeed in their studies.

Please also see the University's general entry requirements.

English language requirements

Please see the University's standard English language requirements.

International qualifications and equivalences


English requirements for visas

If you need a student visa to enter the UK you will need to meet the UK Visas and Immigration minimum language requirements as well as the University's requirements. Find out more about English language requirements.

International applications

The course is available to international students requiring a Student visa at Wiltshire College & University Centre.

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

When you accept our offer, you agree to the Terms and Conditions of Enrolment. You should therefore read those conditions before accepting the offer.

Credit transfer

Many of our courses consider applications for entry with credit for prior learning. Each application is individually assessed by our credit entry tutors. 

If you would like more information about whether or not you may be eligible for the award of credit, for example from an HND, partly-completed degree or foundation degree, please contact our Admissions team.

We operate the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). All undergraduate single modules are equivalent to 7.5 ECTS credits and double modules to 15 ECTS credits. More about ECTS credits.

Application process

Full time Home (UK) applicants

Apply through UCAS

International applicants

Apply direct to the University

Full time applicants can also apply through UCAS

Programme Changes: On rare occasions we may need to make changes to our course programmes after they have been published on the website.

For more information, please visit our Changes to programmes page.