Computing and Information Systems (Distance Learning) (Top-Up) BSc (Hons)
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Computing and Information Systems (Distance Learning) (Top-Up) BSc (Hons)

University of Portsmouth


Computers and Internet systems play an increasingly large role in our day-to-day lives. This means that there's a constant need for professionals with the knowledge and skills to create and maintain these essential devices and networks.

If you're keen to build a career in computing, information systems, ecommerce or web services, but have commitments that would clash with full-time campus-based study, this is the perfect course for you.

On this BSC (Hons) Computing and Information Systems top-up distance learning degree course, you'll get the knowledge you need to work effectively in the modern IT and business world.

When you graduate, you'll be ready to go into a role such as system designer, system analyst, software engineer and online course developer.

What you'll experience

On this course you'll:

  • Design and develop your own piece of software, hardware or network system as part of your final year project
  • Tap in to our Library’s electronic resources, which you can access from anywhere with a Web connection
  • Join over 4000 students who already study part-time courses with us
  • Take part in live web-based chat forums to discuss your work with lecturers and other students


Teaching methods on this course include:

  • independent study
  • online discussion with lecturers

Most of the course is delivered via our interactive virtual learning environment. With access to all the study material you’ll need, discussion forums and the chance to connect with peers and lecturers via chat sessions, you’ll have plenty of academic support and heaps of resources.

How you're assessed

You’ll be assessed through:

  • multiple choice tests
  • essays
  • mini projects
  • presentations
  • review articles

You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark.

You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.

Careers and opportunities

What can you do with a Computing and Information Systems degree?

Previous students have gone on to work in areas such as:

  • IT management
  • network design
  • software engineering
  • computer programming
  • web development

What jobs can you do with a Computing and Information Systems degree?

Roles they've taken on include:

  • business continuity analyst
  • software engineer
  • web developer
  • systems analyst
  • computer programmer
  • online course developer

Other graduates have continued their studies at postgraduate level in areas such as health informatics, forensic IT and networking, or set up successful businesses with help and support from the University.

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

BSc (Hons) Award
January, September, January Start
Part-time, Distance Study Mode
2 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

Qualifications or experience

  • An appropriate HND, Foundation degree, relevant Advanced Diploma or successful completion of 2 years of degree study in an appropriate subject.

See full entry requirements and other qualifications we accept

English language requirements

  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

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