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Open University BSc (Honours) in Computing & IT and Business
Open University

BSc (Honours) in Computing & IT and Business

Online United Kingdom

3 Years


Full time, Part time

05 Sep 2024

Oct 2024

GBP 21,816 *

Distance Learning

* total cost; part-time at a rate of 60 credits is £3,636 per year


This is one of several subject combinations available in our BSc (Honours) Computing and a second subject (Q67). This degree combines computing & IT and business. These two subjects are intertwined throughout the world of work. You’ll divide your time equally between computing & IT and business. You’ll gain insight into markets, organisations, processes, strategies, policies and decision-making.

This will complement the skills and knowledge you develop in computing & IT. And you’ll pick a computing & IT focus to fit your needs and interests. Preparing you to take part in the management and execution of computer-related projects in a business setting.

Key features

  • Accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT – see Careers
  • Combine complementary subjects – business and computing & IT
  • Choose from four focus options within the computing & IT strand
  • Learn how innovation relates to the choice of production technology, such as using ‘green’ technologies
  • Create and manage an enterprise through our computer-assisted Sustainable Enterprise Challenge


Our qualifications are as accessible as possible, and we have a comprehensive range of support services. Our BSc (Honours) Computing & IT and a second subject uses a variety of study materials and includes the following elements:

  • Online study – most modules are online; some have a mix of printed and online material. Online learning resources could include websites, audio/video, and interactive activities
  • Pre-determined schedules – we’ll help you to develop your time-management skills
  • Assessment in the form of short-answer questions, essays, and examinations
  • Feedback – continuous assessment includes feedback from your tutor and using this to improve your performance
  • Using and producing diagrams and screenshots
  • Finding external/third-party material online
  • Accessing online catalogues and databases
  • Specialist software
  • Mathematical and scientific expressions, notations and associated techniques
  • Online tutorials
  • Group-work
  • Practical work
  • Residential school


Accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, to fully meet the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional. BCS accreditation assures that programmes of study meet high standards set by the profession.

Accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, for the award of Euro-Inf Bachelor Quality Label on behalf of EQANIE (European Quality Assurance Network for Informatics Education e.V.) as satisfying the outcomes of First Cycle Programmes specified by the Euro-Inf Framework Standards and Accreditation Criteria for Informatics Degree Programmes.

How long it takes

  • Part-time study - 6 years
  • Full-time study - 3 years
  • Time limit - 16 years

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