Computing - BSc (Hons) (Final Year Entry)

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Start dates

September 2024 / September 2025



Course length

Full time: 1 year

Part time: 2 years


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

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. You will have access to highly specialised computer laboratories where you will learn cutting-edge theoretical skills and techniques.

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. 

Computing BSc Hons top-up student working with a computer server on campus at Oxford Brookes University

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.

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 part-way through the course for students who have credit from previous learning or relevant professional experience.

Find out more about transferring to Brookes. If you'd like to talk through your options, please contact our Admissions team.

Application process

Full time Home (UK) applicants

Apply through UCAS

Part time Home (UK) applicants

Apply direct to the University

International applicants

Apply direct to the University

Full time international applicants can also apply through UCAS

Tuition fees

Please see the fees note
Home (UK) full time

Home (UK) part time
£1,155 per single module

International full time

Home (UK) full time

Home (UK) part time
£1,155 per single module

International full time

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:

Tuition fees

2024 / 25
Home (UK) full time

Home (UK) part time
£1,155 per single module

International full time

2025 / 26
Home (UK) full time

Home (UK) part time
£1,155 per single module

International full time

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:

+44 (0)1865 534400

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

Tuition fees for International students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students. 

The following factors will be taken into account by the University when it is setting the annual fees: inflationary measures such as the retail price indices, projected increases in University costs, changes in the level of funding received from Government sources, admissions statistics and access considerations including the availability of student support. 

How and when to pay

Tuition fee instalments for the semester are due by the Monday of week 1 of each semester. Students are not liable for full fees for that semester if they leave before week 4. If the leaving date is after week 4, full fees for the semester are payable.

  • For information on payment methods please see our Make a Payment page.
  • For information about refunds please visit our Refund policy page

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 are detailed below.

Learning and assessment

This course builds upon the knowledge and skills gained in a Foundation Degree in Computing. You will continue to develop and expand your knowledge of computing through a combination of lectures, seminars and practical work.

 During this 1 year course you will develop core computer science skills. You will study;

  • computer programming
  • project management
  • the software development process
  • computer networks and multimedia content 
  • the mathematics specific to computer science.

Brand New Facilities

All Computing courses are moving from Wheatley Campus to brand new, custom designed buildings at our main Headington site. These buildings are expected to open in September 2024, but as with any large-scale building project those timescales could change. You'll benefit from state-of-the-art facilities and equipment including a VR cave, digital, computing and robotics labs, as well as social learning spaces, teaching rooms and cafe space.

Student studying on campus

Study modules

Year 1

Compulsory modules

  • Advanced Object Orientated Programming (15 credits)

  • Artificial Intelligence (15 credits)

  • Cloud Computing and the Internet of Things (15 credits)

  • Computing Project (30 credits)

  • Principles of Secure Operating Systems (15 credits)

  • Software Engineering (15 credits)

  • Software Project Management (15 credits)

Please note: As our courses are reviewed regularly as part of our quality assurance framework, the modules you can choose from may vary from those shown here. The structure of the course may also mean some modules are not available to you.

Learning and teaching

You will learn relevant theory and strong practical skills.

Our teaching methods include;

  • lectures
  • practical sessions
  • apprentice style learning (a combination of lectures and hands-on exercises). 


Assessment methods used on this course

All your modules will include continuous assessment. Assessment is primarily coursework based with some in-class tests too. 

After you graduate

Career prospects

Our computing graduates enjoy great success in finding employment in business, industry, research and education. Career opportunities include all aspects of software development, computer applications in organisations, and managing information technology.

Jobs in computer science are highly varied, and range from developing interactive TV, to network security testing, to games development, to risk management, and much more. Some roles are highly technical, and involve programming, or computer systems design, or mathematical methods. Other roles have a greater focus on business objectives, strategy, communication, people management, or finance.

Information technology related jobs can be found in virtually every type of organisation, both those that develop computer software, such as Microsoft, and those that involve complex IT infrastructures, such as BP, the NHS, and telecommunications companies.

Whatever career interests you, the Computing Top-up course at Brookes is designed to provide you with the foundations you need for a lifetime, as well as the specialist study for your particular interests at the moment.

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.