The Open University
Computing and IT (Q62) BSc (Hons)
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Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 775 graduates of Computing and IT (Q62) 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
81 /100
775 total respondents
The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students


Salary of Graduates in Information Technology

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 £31000 £35000 £38500
25-75 percentile range £25000 - £40000 £26000 - £46000 £26500 - £49500

Salary of all UK Graduates of Information Technology

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £26102 £24899 £29153
25-75 percentile range £21073 - £31167 £18267 - £32357 £21142 - £39591

Course Description

With this degree, you’ll become a confident user and manager of information technologies, able to administer and manage network or database systems and develop software solutions. Computing and IT skills have become fundamental to the way we live, work, socialise and play. They can open the world of technology and an array of exciting career opportunities. This degree will teach you the principles of hardware-based, software-based, or systems-based technologies. You’ll be able to apply your knowledge and skills in a broad range of industries and organisations.

Key features of the course

  • Choose from three specialist routes or a broad-based route.

  • Choose modules to meet your needs and interests.

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 and IT (Q62) BSc (Hons) at The Open University

52% Information Technology Professionals
12% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
7% Skilled trades occupations
6% Managers, directors and senior officials
3% Business and Financial Project Management Professionals
2% Administrative occupations
2% Customer service occupations
2% Caring personal services
2% Elementary occupations
1% Natural and social science professionals

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 and IT (Q62), 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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