About the course
If you have a computing or information technology- based qualification that’s the equivalent to the Second Year BSc degree, you can join the Final Year of either of these two BSc courses. Our online computer science and information technology courses are very similar to our campus-based degrees, and the academic standards required are just as high. However, they give you the flexibility to study from wherever you like and to fit learning around other commitments. Computer Science gives you a broad range of skills and knowledge in areas including programming, multimedia, networks, databases, operating systems and software engineering. Information technology includes many aspects of computer science, but with more focus on the needs of people and organisations.
For more information about how to apply, funding and how online study works, please visit the UH Online.
Why choose this course?
- You can study when and where you want, fitting in with your other commitments such as work or family
- Our online degrees are based on their on campus equivalents with the same academic quality standards and processes so your award will be recognised worldwide
- Study at a highly-regarded, well established computer science department with excellent facilities, strong links to both business and research, and a track record of graduate success.
- BSc (Hons) Computer Science also available to study online.
For more information about how online study works, funding and how to apply, please visit UH Online.
What will I study?
With online study, you study at your own choice of time and place, saving on travel and accommodation costs and fitting in with your other commitments.
Our programmes begin on specific dates, you study as a small group and there are deadlines for coursework assignments and a fixed 24-hour period for online tests. This way you combine the flexibility of distance learning with the self-discipline and community spirit of conventional tuition. Our students come from all over the world so you will have a great opportunity to gain first-hand experience of global networking.
With online study, you use the Internet for learning: to access course information, to communicate with others, and to transmit completed assignments for marking. We take advantage of online technologies to provide faster and more effective communication and to deliver much richer learning materials than is normally possible with other forms of distance learning.
This means that wherever you are in the world, providing you have access to a suitable PC and Internet connection, you can study for a University of Hertfordshire award without attending the University in person.
For entry at Level 6 the programme in its entirety is offered in two study patterns:
- an entirely part-time study pattern (2 years in duration) or
- an entirely full-time study pattern (1 year in duration)
To find out more about distance learning visit: go.herts.ac.uk/online
Our graduates have gone on to become software developers, business analysts, database administrators, network designers, technical consultants, programmers, web developers, project managers and software engineers.