Course Overview

On the BSc Computing in Arden University UK top-up course, you’ll be keeping your finger on the pulse of current developments in an exciting field. You’ll also have the opportunity to discover, analyse, and evaluate the principles and theories used in system design and web-based solutions. These skills are designed to set you up for a successful future as a confident professional.

Program Mission

The BSc Computing in Arden University UK is a perfect choice for anyone who’s already completed an HND in computing (or equivalent), this fast-track route to a full degree is the equivalent of the final year of undergraduate study, quickly accelerating you to graduate status.

Admission/Entry Requirements

We will consider you as an individual and take into account all elements of your application, not just your qualifications. We are looking for breadth and depth in your current studies and enthusiasm for the subject you wish to study. This course is for applicants with a related Foundation Degree or Higher Education qualification wishing to top up to the full BSc degree. Typically, you need to present an HND in Computing or equivalent, provided that your prior learning is consistent with Level 5 of the functional areas of information technology (databases, programming, human-computer interaction and web developing). You might be asked for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course. We may also want references and evidence of relevant experience.


Contact the Admissions Team for additional guidance on whether the qualifications you currently hold or are taking would be suitable for entry: Admissions open for semesters commencing in January and September of every year. Ensure you allow adequate time for your application to go through the normal admission procedure of two weeks. Visit your nearest campus in time for securing a place in the programme.


Year 3 – Level 6
Management in IT Compulsory Current Trends in Networking Compulsory
Computer Systems Security Compulsory E-Commerce Systems Compulsory
Computing Project Compulsory


Assessment methods have been designed to allow you to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways. That’s why we choose a range of different methods to assess and track your progress. These methods include assignments, portfolios of work, complete design documentation, computer-based activities, software development and project work.

Fees and Funding

Arden University fee will be directly payable to the university on the given deadline, which will be communicated to the student in the Acceptance Letter when the student successfully secures a place in the programme. The fee will be due annually for the duration of the degree. IVY fee will be charged on a semester-wise basis. There will be two semesters in one academic year, starting in January and September of each year. Contact the admissions team at your nearest IVY campus:

We have a limited number of scholarships that we offer to different students on the basis of the categories they fall into. Fee waivers are offered on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please access the Scholarship Policy and Form for further details.

Career Prospects

BSc Computing in Arden University UK will prepare you with a range of transferable skills that will allow you to understand an organisation at all levels, so you can eventually decide wherein the business ecosystem you fit best. By developing a wide range of transferable skills throughout your studies, you’ll graduate with an exciting variety of employment opportunities. Once you’ve completed your degree, you’ll have:

  • A specialist understanding of system design and development and web-based solutions
  • The ability to learn and solve problems in multiple areas of computing and business 
  • In-depth knowledge of computing and the ever-changing trends surrounding it 
  • A demonstrated ability to learn and solve problems
  • A variety of transferable business and management skills

Graduates of this computing top-up degree have a much wider range of options available to them than just the subject matter of their course. So, the possibilities are endless! Some of the typical job roles you might want to explore include:

  • Software Engineer
  • Application Programmer
  • Systems Analysts & Designers
  • IT Solutions Specialist
  • Web Developer

Further Study

On completing this course, you are well-placed to develop your academic knowledge by pursuing the following:

  • Post-graduate study in a Computer Science related topic
  • Research degrees

Mode of Study

The BSc Computing in Arden University UK is taught using face-to-face learning. Students will have access to IVY tools and resources as well as Arden University’s iLearn/VLE to complete their studies/modules. Support will be provided by local and link tutors at IVY and AU.