You will need a computer with internet access to study for this qualification.
For most OU qualifications a Microsoft Windows (new since 2007), Apple Mac (OS X 10.6 or later) or Linux computer should be adequate.However, some qualifications require more specific IT equipment, in which case you will need additional software to use an Apple Mac or Linux computer.
A detailed technical specification for your modules will be made available when you register.Please note, technical specifications do change over time to match computer developments and the way we teach.
The Open University is the worlds leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.
Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether youre at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student youll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.
Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone.
<div><p>This qualification develops your learning in four main areas:</p><ul><li>Knowledge and understanding</li><li>Cognitive skills</li><li>Practical and professional skills</li><li>Key skills</li></ul><p>The level and depth of your learning gradually increases as you work through the qualification. You'll be supported throughout by the OU's unique style of teaching and assessment ? which includes a personal tutor to guide and comment on your work; top quality course texts; elearning resources like podcasts, interactive media and online materials; tutorial groups and community forums.</p></div>
Computing and IT skills are hugely valued in the modern workplace; studied together with a second complementary subject they can open up careers in a wide range of sectors, from government to gaming. This flexible joint honours degree offers you a double opportunity. You can specialise in an area of computing&IT and combine it with business, design, mathematics, psychology or statistics – dividing your time equally between subjects. Organisations are critically dependent on computing technologies, and people who can apply specialist IT knowledge within the context of another discipline are in particular demand. This degree course will help you establish or develop a varied and fulfilling career, and position yourself to meet the needs of today’s employers.
<div><p>Computing&IT studied together with a second complementary subject can open up careers in a wide range of sectors. This joint honours degree offers you the opportunity to focus on an area of computing&IT and combine it with business, design, mathematics, psychology or statistics ? dividing your time equally between subjects. Your choice of second subject will be included in the name of your degree, for example, BSc (Honours) Computing&IT and Business.</p></div>