The University of Wolverhampton


Why choose this course?

This course aims to provide you with a range of practical skills and knowledge to enable you to work in a variety of positions within the Computing industry. You will develop technical skills, personal qualities and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.

You will study up-to-date topics such as programming, web development, systems development process.

Focusing on professional skills within the IT industry, you will gain the ability to apply relevant principles and techniques to the analysis, design and development of modern software solutions. You will develop the academic skills needed to cope with a rapidly evolving environment.

This HND course provides an excellent stepping stone to allow you to move directly into a career in Computing.

What happens on the course?

You will gain a thorough grounding in programming, web development, data management, and systems analysis and design.

You will have the opportunity to undertake independent investigations and group projects. In addition you will gain essential employability skills.

You will work on a variety of projects and develop your skills in problem solving and communication.

Why Wolverhampton?

The course focuses on meeting the needs of the Computing Industry, providing you with skills and understanding of the latest innovations in Computing.

Successful completion fo this course would enable you to study one of our many top-up degree courses enabling you to convert your HND into a full BSc (Hons) degree in an IT/Computing related subject.

A practical approach is taken to the course delivery ensuring that you are equipped with the necessary skills for employment within the Computing Industry.

Career path

Your HND leads to a range of employment opportunities in the IT industry such as:

IT Technician

IT and User Support Services

Network Technician

You also have the option to progress to a full honours degree in a related computing subject.

What skills will you gain?

You will apply relevant principles and techniques to the analysis, design and development of modern software solutions.

This course will enable you to apply a range of technical and methodological skills relevant to the development of computer systems.

There will be opportunity to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the essential facts, concepts, principles and practices relating to Computing.

You will develop generic transferable skills such as problem solving, communication, working individually and in teams.

This course will develop a range of skills and techniques, personal qualities attributes and global responsibilities essential for successful performance in working life.

You will be able to demonstrate the necessary academic skills to enable progression to higher or professional qualifications.

Entry requirements

2019 Entry

  • A level minimum of EE.
  • BTEC QCF Extended Diploma grade PPP, BTEC QCF Diploma grade PP.
  • Access to HE Diploma full award
  • 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 here

Other Requirements

Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see for further information.

Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course

Course fees and finance

2019/0 Home/EU International
Full time £8,400 £12,000
Part time # £2,975

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2019/0. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact

These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

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

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