Your choice of second subject will be included in the name of your degree, for example, BSc (Honours) Computing & IT and Business.
Key features of the Computing and IT and a Second Subject (Honours) course at The Open University
– Offers wide choice of computing & IT modules, and options in a second subject
– Presents focus options within the computing & IT strand
– Enables you to tailor a study programme to meet your particular needs and interests
– Quality assured by the European Quality Assurance Network for Informatics Education (EQANIE)
Skills for career development
Organisations increasingly value IT teams with skills relevant to wider business in addition to technical ability. This joint honours degree enables you to develop specialist knowledge and understanding in computing and IT, and to combine these with expertise in an additional discipline.
Depending on your choice of second subject – business, design, mathematics, applied psychology or statistics – you’ll have a unique and focused skills set that will enhance your existing career and put you in a strong position in the jobs market, which increasingly depends on computing technologies across all sectors. You’ll also develop important transferable skills such as teamwork, time management, numeracy, analysis and problem solving.
Please note that if you choose to study this degree with psychology as your second subject, your degree will not make you eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) by the British Psychological Society (BPS).
Computing and IT professionals are in demand by providers (such as software houses) and user organisations alike. Organisations increasingly value IT teams with skills relevant to wider contexts in addition to technical ability.
This degree will open the way for careers in sectors including retail, finance and commerce, leisure and gaming, telecommunications, broadcast media, digital media, manufacturing, transport, tourism, government, health, education, and the voluntary sector.
Growth areas and areas of high demand include cyber security, mobile development, cloud computing and the management of Big Data.
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