The Open University
Computing & IT and Mathematics (W42-CITM) DipHE
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Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts

Course Description

This is one of several subject combinations available in our Diploma of Higher Education in Computing & IT and a second subject (W42). With this diploma, you can specialise in an area of computing and IT and combine it with either pure mathematics or applied mathematics, dividing your time equally between subjects.

Key features of the course

  • Offers a 50:50 split between computing & IT and mathematics

  • Provides a choice of computing & IT topics to focus on

  • Builds a solid foundation for further study

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 9 graduates of Computing & IT and Mathematics (W42-CITM) DipHE 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
9 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 £26529 £23055 £26611
25-75 percentile range £21998 - £32054 £16530 - £30363 £18708 - £36094

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)

Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Computing & IT and Mathematics (W42-CITM), DipHE.


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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