The Open University
Computing & IT and Business (Q67-CITB) BSc (Hons)
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Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 250 graduates of Computing & IT and Business (Q67-CITB) BSc (Hons) at The Open University for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in .

Overall student satisfaction
84 /100
250 total respondents
The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students


Salary of Graduates in Computer Science

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £35000 £22500 £24000
25-75 percentile range £27000 - £45000 £13500 - £32000 £14500 - £35000

Salary of all UK Graduates of Computer Science

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £27265 £24342 £28284
25-75 percentile range £23022 - £33146 £17613 - £32219 £19961 - £39249

Course Description

This degree combines computing & IT and business. These two subjects are intertwined throughout the world of work. You’ll divide your time equally between computing & IT and business. You’ll gain insight into markets, organisations, processes, strategies, policies and decision making. This will complement the skills and knowledge you develop in computing & IT. And you’ll pick a computing & IT focus to fit your needs and interests. Preparing you to take part in the management and execution of computer-related projects in a business setting.

Key features of the course

  • 50:50 split between computing & IT and business.

  • Choose from four focus options within the computing & IT strand.

  • Learn how innovation relates to the choice of production technology, such as using ‘green’ technologies.

  • Create and manage an enterprise through our computer-assisted Sustainable Enterprise Challenge.

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Computing & IT and Business (Q67-CITB) BSc (Hons) at The Open University

40% Information Technology Professionals
15% Business and public service associate professionals
10% Skilled trades occupations
10% Managers, directors and senior officials
10% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
10% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
5% Elementary occupations
5% Web and Multimedia Design Professionals
5% Artistic, literary and media occupations

Grading & Study Time

Grading Distribution

Students of the course received the following grades

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Computing & IT and Business (Q67-CITB), BSc (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

University Rankings

Positions of The Open University in top UK and global rankings.

See all 16 university rankings of The Open University

About The Open University

The Open University was established in 1969 in Milton Keynes, and is the largest university in the UK for undergraduate education. The OU is among the most prestigious distance-learning institutions in the United Kingdom, enjoying numerous awards and accreditations, including Triple Crown status for their Business School.

Student composition of The Open University

Students by level of study Academic year 2020/21 - Full-time equivalent student enrollments published by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) on 10 February 2022
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Where is this programme taught

Distance Learning
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