School of Mathematics and Computer Science

Computing Software Development (Top Up)

BSc (Hons)
Start date(s)
25 September 2023
Course specifications
Course length
Full-time (18 months)
Campus location
Wolverhampton City Campus
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Why choose this course?

The programme aims to produce graduates who will be able to demonstrate a detailed understanding, knowledge and experience of the theory, practice and applications of software engineering, and be equipped to contribute to the development of computer based systems.  Graduates of this course will also have the essential skills to support continuing professional development.

What happens on the course?

Building on your previous experience of programming, you will study the theory and practice of Software Development including the study of systems programming and advanced software engineering. This course also offers the flexibility to pursue a subject of particular interest to you and you will engage in studies focused on developing your professional and entrepreneurial skills. You will be offered the opportunity to undertake a placement year, where you gain invaluable experience in the workplace. Many students have found this to be a real asset when it comes to finding a job after graduation.

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Potential Career Paths

By studying the Computing Software Development (Top-Up) course, you will have the chance to go out into industry working on software development programming projects.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

  • With staff working on cutting edge applications, you are ensured that the software you are taught will always be up-to-date.
  • You will be offered the opportunity to undertake a placement year, where you gain invaluable experience in the workplace. Many students have found this to be a real asset when it comes to finding a job after graduation.
  • The learning activities on your course will develop distinctive graduate attributes that will make you stand out and enhance your employability. nce that they often expect.

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  •  apply a full understanding, knowledge and experience of the principles of systematic software development  (e.g. best practice methodologies in software design and development, testing and evaluation, object oriented design methods) and its applications to the design and production of dependable computer systems
  • demonstrate and apply knowledge of computer hardware and software with particular reference to  the application of software development practice to the delivery of high quality software systems.
  • apply appropriate theory, tools and techniques (e.g. practice of programming, object-oriented data systems, design and construction of web systems, networks) to the analysis, design and synthesis of solutions to requirements in the domain of computing;
  • demonstrate mastery of the essential facts, concepts, principles, theories and practices enabling graduate employment in applications of computing (e.g. system support and management, systems engineer, web system development);
  • demonstrate a range of transferable skills in: problem solving; communication; project management; working individually and in teams; self management ; and the ability to gather, evaluate and reflect on information from relevant sources and synthesise new knowledge and solutions to requirements in the domain of applications of computing;
  • demonstrate a range of social, legal, ethical and professional skills required for continuing professional development in the computing discipline within a world-wide context.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2022-23
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2022-23
Home Part-time £3120 per year# 2022-23
Home Part-time £3120 per year# 2022-23
International Full-time £13450 per year 2022-23
International Full-time £13450 per year 2022-23

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

  • A Foundation Degree or HND in Computing or related subject


Students must usually have studied for a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, we will consider applications from mature students who do not have two years of post-16 study, where they have relevant work experience. Please see for further information.

If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.

International entry requirements and application guidance can be found at

English language requirements also apply

Tuition Fees Loan (Home Fee Status):

Most students will be able to apply for a loans to pay for these subject to eligibility. To find out more information please refer to the government Student Finance website.

Changes for EU students:

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as having Overseas Fee status. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:

EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.


If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: See How to pay.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.

Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund.

for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.


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