Computing Technologies

Key Information

Course code:


Level of study:

Undergraduate degrees

Entry requirements:

120 UCAS Tariff points GCSE Maths and English Language at minimum grade 4/C, or an equivalent

Mode of study:

Full-time classroom


3 years

Scholarship or bursaries:



With IT services playing an important part in meeting customer requirements, DevOps and Enterprise Architecture job roles remain highly in demand (HULME, 2021). This results in a need in the market for graduates with qualifications and skills in development, architecture, and network design.

This programme will help equip you with key knowledge and skills in cutting-edge computing technologies, allowing you to discover new ways to practice, analyse, design, plan, and implement network solutions to support business operations.

Key facts

  • Use and evaluate a variety of computing and technology systems software, tools and techniques
  • Plan and manage the development and use of computing and technology systems
  • Apply your learning in real world work settings
  • Get on track for fulfilling the educational requirements of the BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, to achieve professional membership
  • Top up your existing qualification to a UK honours degree with direct entry onto Level 5 or 6
What will I study?

The BSc (Hons) Accounting & Finance programme has been designed specifically to provide you with first-hand experience of financial market facilities and the chance to touch real-time data taught by experts from the accounting and finance industry.

The programme makes use of appropriate technologies to support and enhance your learning experience. These technologies include an online learning platform that provides access and supporting learning materials, where appropriate lecture capture is used to support and review your learning. Additional materials include an online reading list and guidance and direction for your independent learning.

How will I be taught and assessed?
  • Teaching is delivered through a mix of lectures, interactive seminars, computer-based workshops, and self-directed and group activities, totalling 9 hours per week.
  • You’re expected to engage in independent study, around 40 hours per week.
  • Assessments take place through coursework only.
  • Taught by experienced lecturers and academics who use their industry experience to demonstrate how theories translate into real-life situations.
  • Technology-enhanced learning (TEL) is embedded throughout the course to guide your preparation for seminars and independent research
  • Benefit from weekly academic support sessions designed to build your ability and confidence as an academic learner
  • You will be assigned a guidance tutor at induction who you will meet regularly during your studies

Response to Covid-19: our focus is on providing a safe and welcoming learning environment for our students. 

Careers and further study

Graduates of this programme are well placed to progress into accounting and finance roles, including training contracts with leading accounting practices. After your studies, you will be able to head-start a career in accounting and finance, both in the UK and around the world. Typical jobs include:

  • Consulting Financial Analyst
  • Bank Branch Manager
  • Banking Analyst
  • Global Commodity Manager
  • Asset Liability Manager

This programme will boost your employability outcomes by providing you with a key set of sought-after skills. At Northumbria, you will develop critical reflection, self-learning, collaboration, curiosity, and the ability to apply your knowledge to solve problems in sustainable and ethical ways.

Graduates of this programme will also be ready to specialise further through postgraduate studies in Accounting and Finance related Master’s programmes in UK or abroad.

Academic requirements

Depending on your previous qualifications, you can join the programme directly onto Year One, Two or Three.

 Year One (Level 4)120 UCAS Tariff points

Find out how many points your qualifications are worth by using the UCAS Tariff calculator:

GCSE requirements:
Maths and English Language at minimum grade 4/C, or an equivalent.

Year Two (Level 5)HNC or equivalent Level 4 qualification in an computing or IT subject area
Year Three (Level 6)HND or Foundation Degree in a computing or IT related field.

Applicants holding a relevant computing or IT qualification in addition to one of the following: DipHE, any Level 5 award such as Certificate, Diploma or NVQ, will also be considered.

Please note that applicants over the age of 21 without formal qualifications yet with appropriate work experience are also encouraged to apply for entry to level 4 or 5. Non-standard qualifications/work experience will need to be considered on an individual basis.

English language requirements
  • IELTS minimum score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent)
International entry equivalencies

We accept a wide range of international qualifications. Please visit our entry requirements page for country-specific qualifications.

How to find out more

Enquire now to find more information about the course, studying with us, the application process, and to ask any other questions you may have.

How to apply

Once you’re ready to apply, if you are a UK or a Home student, you will need to apply via UCAS. If you are an international student, you can apply to us directly following the below instructions.

UCAS applications – UK/ Home students

To apply through UCAS, you will need to use the following codes:

Institute UCAS code: N77
Course UCAS code: UUFCTG1TCN

Direct applications – international students

We strongly recommend that you submit your application as early as possible to allow you to complete all of the preparations needed to study in the UK. After receiving an offer it can take time to arrange your finances and apply for your visa and it is important that you arrive in good time to enrol on your course.

You can apply online to study the BSc (Hons) Computing with Technology. This method allows you to upload your supporting documents at the time of application and automatically receive your student application number.