Course Overview

Designed to place emphasis on applying what you learn to real-world scenarios, this BSc IT in the University of Bedfordshire gives you the skills you need to succeed. What’s more, the computing degree course is continually reviewed and updated to keep pace with the latest industry trends. So, you can be confident you’re learning the skills that matter to employers right now.

Program Mission

BSc IT in the University of Bedfordshire shares its first stage with Bedfordshire’s other related BSc degrees to give you a foundation in the subject while providing a platform for specialist study in the second and third stages. You will concentrate on essential areas such as systems architecture and security, acquire practical programming, modelling and software development skills before focusing on a chosen specialist area for your final stage project.

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. In order to achieve 16 years of education equivalence from Higher Education Commission Pakistan, it is essential to have completed 12 years of local education (Matric/Intermediate) or 8 O-levels and 3 A-levels. In other instances, you will normally need to have the following:

  • At least 50% in HSSC (intermediate)
  • At least 2 A level passes at C or above
  • At least Merit/Merit/Pass in the BTEC Extended Diploma
  • A completed Access to Higher Education Diploma Equivalent qualifications such as International Baccalaureate

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 1 – Level 4

Databases and Computer Networks Compulsory Fundamentals of Computer Science Compulsory
Mathematics and Concepts for Computational Thinking Compulsory Principles of Programming and Data Structures Compulsory

Year 2 – Level 5

Concepts and Technologies of Artificial Intelligence Compulsory Desktop Applications Development and Software Engineering Compulsory
Object-Oriented Programming and Software Engineering Compulsory Operational Information Security Management Compulsory
Systems Development and Modern Database Practices Optional Web Technologies and Platforms Optional

Year 3 – Level 6

Comparative Integrated Systems Compulsory Research Methodologies and Emerging Technologies Compulsory
Social and Professional Project Management Compulsory Undergraduate Project Compulsory


You are assessed in a variety of ways. The majority of units are assessed through coursework, group and individual projects, portfolios, essays, presentations or exams. You will also produce software artefacts in the area of your specialism. Constant feedback and advice from a supervisory or unit team will be provided to support you in your work. At level 4, you are assessed on your understanding of the fundamental concepts of Computer Science and its application. You are required to comprehend the basic range of intellectual concepts which form the foundations of the subject and application area and will be assessed on your ability to articulate such concepts in a coherent manner in a variety of written assessments/written briefs. For example, there will be time constraint programming assignments as well as multiple-choice tests.

At level 5, you are assessed on your ability to apply the basic concepts of the disciplines introduced in level 4 to existing controversies and issues on which there is already a body of research and critical opinion. You also should be able to demonstrate the inter-relationships between critical theory and practice. For example, the units `Concepts of AI and `Object-Oriented Programming and Software Engineering will further your understanding of software paradigms. Also, new concepts (such as Computer Security) are introduced. At level 6, you will be required to demonstrate independent thinking and initiative. This may be in the form of analysing and criticising current approaches and theories within software engineering and programme development. In all cases, you will be expected to show an awareness of the major theories and practices of the discipline. You will progress from well-defined briefs to more open-ended and challenging assessments, which culminate in the honours project, where you will be given the freedom to choose your area of work.

Fees and Funding

The University of Bedfordshire 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 IT in the University of Bedfordshire 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. You’ll gain a wide range of IT, data management and programming skills by completing this course. Better still, you’ll develop your computing knowledge alongside a broader range of business skills that employers are looking for – including communication, teamwork and problem-solving. Which means you’ll be ready to take on your first role with confidence. Whilst studying, you’ll:

  • Demonstrate you can apply your knowledge and skills to solve real-world problems
  • Develop confident communication skills and be ready to use these in a business setting
  • Gain deep knowledge in your chosen specialist area – whether that’s e-Commerce systems or programming
  • Collaborate with others nationally and even globally to work on projects and share ideas
  • Understand the latest developments in computing and how these can benefit businesses 
  • Develop the study habits and practices to become a lifelong learner

Whether you’re interested in web development or systems design, the flexibility of the skills and knowledge you’ll gain during your computing degree course means your options are open to choose the route that works best for you. Graduates of our BSc Computing degree have gone on to roles such as:

  • Software development
  • Software engineering
  • Programmers/coders

Further Study

On completing BSc IT in the University of Bedfordshire, 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 programme is taught using face-to-face learning. Students will have access to IVY resources as well as the University of Bedfordshire BREO/VLE to complete their studies/modules. Support will be provided by local and link tutors at IVY and UOB.