The Open University
Computing & IT and Mathematics (Q67-CITM) BSc (Hons)
The Open University

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts

Course Description

This degree combines computing & IT and mathematics (pure or applied). You’ll divide your time equally between the computing & IT modules and the mathematics modules. Computing & IT studied together with mathematics can open up careers in a wide range of sectors. You’ll gain a good grounding in mathematical methods. This will complement the skills and knowledge you develop in computing & IT. And you’ll pick a computing and IT focus to fit your needs and interests.

Key features of the course

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

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

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 133 graduates of Computing & IT and Mathematics (Q67-CITM) BSc (Hons) at The Open University for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Computer Systems Engineering.

Overall student satisfaction
85 /100
133 total respondents
The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students


Salary of all UK Graduates of Computer Systems Engineering

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £26727 £23262 £26850
25-75 percentile range £22152 - £32280 £16596 - £30791 £18693 - £36567

Grading & Study Time

Assessment Methods

Study Time Distribution

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Requirements for international students / English requirements

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

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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.

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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.

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Where is this programme taught

Distance Learning
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