B.Sc. (Hons:) in Computing

Level-6 Top up

Want to  top-up your Level 5 Diploma, HND or L5DC, to a B.Sc. (Hons:) degree?

Our Computing L6 degree is tailored to skills and career goals and supports associate membership of the BCS.

Intakes: September 30, 2019

Course Summary

On this one-year top-up degree, you will build on your previous studies. Flexible module choices enable you to choose the subjects to study based on your existing academic subject experience. Students specialize in a range of areas such as forensic computing, cyber security, human and computer interaction, quality assurance, database systems, networking, web design, 3D effects, gaming, programming and animation.

You will require to complete an individual research project related to the main theme of your studies, in an area that interests you. This can take the form of a practical or theoretical project with the support of a lecturer with relevant expertise.

The curriculum leading to a degree in Computing prepares students for positions as computer scientists in business, industry and government, or be ready for further study in computing field. The curriculum’s main objectives are to impart students with an understanding of the basics of computer science, to develop proficiency in the practice of computing, and to prepare them for continued professional development. Learning outcomes for computing is listed below.

Upon completion of a B.Sc. in Computing, students will be able to:

  • Apply algorithmic, mathematical and scientific reasoning to a variety of computational problems
  • Design, correctly implement and document solutions to significant computational problems
  • Analyze and compare alternative solutions to computing problems
  • Implement software systems that meet specified design and performance requirements
  • Work effectively in teams to design and implement solutions to computational problems
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Recognize the social and ethical responsibilities of a professional working in the discipline

Detailed information: http://www.glos.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/cot/pages/computing-level-6-bsc-hons.aspx

Study Style

The course is 100% coursework and is made up of lectures and practical sessions and also designed to build your individual portfolio. The key mode of assessment will focus on coursework and technical projects. This includes building skills for assuring software quality, developing advanced skills for database systems, advanced concepts in agile methods and managing information system change. IT graduates generally have a good record of achieving employment and progressing in their professional work. Our career-focused modules will educate you about specific career paths this course can lead you to, as well as equipping you with skills to enhance your employability after graduation.

How the course will be accessed?

0% written exam, 0% practical exam, 100% coursework

Course Modules

To complete your programme you must pass the following compulsory modules:
CT6038: Dissertation Research Methods15
CT6039: Dissertation30
To complete your programme you must pass 75 credits from the following:
CT6004: Strategic Business and IT Management30
CT6005: Software Quality Assurance15
CT6010: Advanced Concepts in Gaming15
CT6011: Digital 3D Effects15
CT6013: Advanced Database Systems30
CT6014: Advanced Concepts in Web15
CT6015: Creative Visualization and Animation Production15
CT6027: Advanced Topics in Technology and Innovation15
CT6028: Advanced Concepts in Agile Methods15
CT6033: Cyber Security Management15
CT6034: Advanced Networking & Security30
CT6036: Managing Information Systems Change15
CT6040: Civil forensics15
CT6041: Compliance in Digital Forensics15
CT6042: Secure Coding15

Duration: 12 months, Full Time


Careers are dependent on the theme you choose for your degree. You will be supported to graduate proficient in your specialism, ready to progress into a technical or management career.

Fee and Funding

Help with funding is available to a range of students from our home country.
We are planning for a student loan to cover the cost of tuition fees to support you during your studies. Partial scholarship will be available to some outstanding students.

Who is this course for?

To prepare you for employment, this course focuses on practical skills, influenced by the latest research and by industry requirements. This means learning core industry tools and software alongside the latest theory and research will help you develop into a confident and competent computing professional. This course is for the Pearson BTEC Higher National Diploma holders and NCC L5DC Diploma holders who want to extend their learning pathway to bachelor degree.

Entry Requirement

Applicants should possess an HND, Pearson BTEC- Higher National Diploma or equivalent UK recognized diploma.

About the University of Gloucestershire

The University of Gloucestershire is a public university based in Gloucestershire, England. It is located three campuses, two in Cheltenham and one in Gloucester.The University  is the recent successor of a large number of merged, name-changed and reformed institutions of further and higher education. Its history spans nearly two centuries.

The University provides almost 100 undergraduate courses and around 57 taught post-graduate courses. This Computing L6 degree is tailored to skills and carrier goals and supports associate membership of the BCS.

Detailed information: http://www.glos.ac.uk/visit/Pages/visit-us.aspx


  • Study mode

Level 6 Top-Up

  • Length

1 Year (Level 6)

  • Campus

iNet College

  • School Hour

9 am to 4 pm

  • School Days

Mon to Thurs

  • Awarding institution

University of Gloucestershire

  • RQF Level

Level 6

  • Intake

September 30, 2019

B.Sc. in Computing
BTEC HND in Computing
Pre University Program
Programming Course
Networking Course
Application Course
Certification Course

University Partnerships

Diploma Awarding Partner