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Computing Courses

RDI work with a number of UK universities to offer distance learning computing degrees and diplomas. This means you can study at your own pace to receive an internationally recognised qualification that will allow you to take the next steps in your career.

For many computing careers it is essential that you have a degree in the subject, as it shows employers that you have a strong grounding in the skills needed to undertake any career in the computing field.

If you’re planning to study for a distance learning computing degree with RDI, you will need to ensure that you fulfil certain basic requirements and are able to commit the required time to study.

Frequently Asked Questions about Computing Degrees

What are the entry requirements for a distance learning computing degree?

In general, to study a degree through RDI you must possess either 2 A-levels or an Access to Higher Education qualification. Although, candidates without any formal qualifications may be considered on their own merits and we encourage you to submit an application.

Am I eligible for funding to study computing online?

If you meet three broad eligibility criteria, you will be able to apply for funding for your undergraduate course.

  1. You are UK and EU resident, living in England or Wales
  2. You are studying a full three-year honours degree or final year top-up or BTEC Level 5 HND
  3. You are studying this qualification for the first time

How long with the computing degree take to complete?

Most courses are expected to be completed within 4.5 years. However, our online distance learning students have flexibility in setting their own pace of study, which means that the course can be completed in a minimum period of 3 years.

How does distance learning work for computing?

Studying around 12 – 15 hours a week in your own time, you will be provided with opportunities to develop your knowledge and skills in computing in a flexible way. Learning materials have been developed to allow you to maximise the time you have available for study and the programme delivery provides additional support through either online or structured tutor lead sessions. The curriculum provides a broad based experience exposing you to a range of relevant aspects of computing in a progressive way.

What support can I expect from my university?

We know that studying online can be a big unknown, so we want to make sure you are confident in this modern alternative to on-campus study.

We provide you with an interactive online platform where you can access all your course materials and interact with other students. You also have a specialist tutor allocated for each module. They bring the materials to life, encourage lively debate and discussion around the subject and also provide feedback on your work. There’s also our UK based Student Support team available by phone and email to help with technical and pastoral questions, like how to hand in your assignment, when assignments are due, what to do if you need to take a study break.

Which universities offer computing degrees with distance learning?

RDI offer several computing degrees which are awarded by Anglia Ruskin University.