Computing and IT Courses by Distance Learning Open University United Kingdom

Computing and IT courses

Learn about the latest technologies and how to use them with a professionally accredited computing and IT course from The Open University. Computing and IT skills have become fundamental to the way we live, work, socialise and play; they can open up the world of technology and an array of exciting career opportunities.

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Computing and IT

Degrees 

Stage 1120 credits
Stage 2120 credits
Stage 3120 credits

Total of 360 credits

How long will it take?

Part time: 16–18 hours per week for 6 years
Full time: 32–36 hours per week for 3 years

Computing and IT

Diplomas 

Stage 1120 credits
Stage 2120 credits

Total of 240 credits

How long will it take?
Part time: 16–18 hours per week for 4 years
Full time: 32–36 hours per week for 2 years

Computing and IT

Certificates 

Stage 1120 credits

Total of 120 credits

How long will it take?
Part time: 16–18 hours per week for 2 years
Full time: 32–36 hours per week for 1 year

Why study Computing and IT with The Open University?

You can follow the study path that fits your interests or career goals with our innovative and practical undergraduate qualifications. Our pioneering research, ranging from cyber security to virtual reality applications, means our teaching is informed by the latest technological developments.

OU computing and IT study can offer you:

  • Qualifications that have been quality assured by the European Quality Assurance Network for Informatics Education (EQANIE).
  • Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) modules, providing invaluable entry accreditation for the network engineering profession.
  • Honours degrees accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, which have been accorded the highest levels of recognition in the last four accreditation cycles.

Careers in Computing and IT

Computing and IT is a rapidly growing sector of employment, and the UK is recognised as a world leader in producing talented graduates. You could develop your skills and knowledge in the key employment areas in need of skilled candidates. Employers highly regard Open University computing and IT graduates for their ambition, time management and organisational skills.

You could start your career in:

  • Database administration
  • Business intelligence/analytics
  • Programming or application development
  • Web development

Looking for something other than a qualification?

The majority of our modules can be studied by themselves, on a stand-alone basis. If you later choose to work towards a qualification, you may be able to count your study towards it.

See our full list of Computing and IT modules

All Computing and IT courses

Browse all the Computing and IT courses we offer – certificates, diplomas and degrees.

See our full list of Computing and IT courses

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