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Digital Technologies BSc (Hons) (top-up from HND)

Higher Education Computing students Bedford College


Digital Technologies BSc (Hons) (top-up from HND) (full-time)

If you have graduated with an HND in Computing, then this course will allow you to top-up to achieve a degree qualification in Digital Technologies. The course has been developed with industry leaders and builds on your existing knowledge and skills gained at HND level.

To apply to this course visit the UCAS website here or call 0345 658 8990 for further information.

Available Courses
Bedford College
Starts: 12/09/2022
Type: HE
Day(s): Wednesday, Friday
Time(s): 9:00am - 6:15pm
Length: 1 year
Fees: £8,000.00
Fee notes: The fee indicated above is the fee for each year of the course.

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information on the Website is correct, some details may be subject to change. The Bedford College Group reserves the right to make amendments to the courses, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if numbers are insufficient. In the unfortunate situation that we have to cancel a course we will refund your fees in full, but we regret we are not able to offer any refund if you withdraw from your course or fail to start, and you will be liable to pay any outstanding fees that may be due.

Course information

Entry requirements

You will need a HND in Computing.

Course content

The course covers a range of digital technology disciplines. The dissertation is undertaken throughout the year on a topic of the student’s choice.

Modules include*:

  • Dissertation
  • Security and Countermeasures
  • Operating Systems and Platforms
  • Advanced Databases
  • Graphics and Visualisation

*Please note that these units may be subject to change.

Assessment methods

Assessment takes place through a variety of methods including exams, reports, assignments, presentations, group work, practical tasks, logbooks, portfolios and dissertation.


BSc (Hons) Digital Technologies

Further study and career options

On successful completion of the degree you can progress to a full Masters (MSc). You can enter a number of sectors in the computing industry including roles within cyber security, software development, web development, information systems, database or network administration.

Additional information

Significant additional study will be required outside College hours to be successful on this programme. Higher Education loans, grants and bursaries may be available to fund these programmes. A relevant trip is organised each year, at a cost of £25. The Computing Department runs the regional WorldSkills competitions for the sector each year.

Please note: Days required in college to be confirmed.

Funding Information

You could be eligible to take out a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees. Click on the link below to find out more about the financial support available for our Higher Education courses.

Find out more

If you decide to pay for your course yourself, we also offer an affordable Direct Debit instalments option to help spread the cost of tuition fees (terms apply).

Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support

We are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.


We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.

Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 to order your copy.