General Information


Study Options:
First Year
Diploma in Information Technology Level 4

Second Year
Diploma in Information Technology Level 5 
Delivered by: 
Phoenix Graduate School London
Awarded by: 

Third Year
BA (Hons) Business and Computer Studies (Top-up) Level 6
BSc (Hons) Applied Computing (Top-up) Level 6 
Delivered and Awarded by:  University of Portsmouth and University of Derby

Duration: 12 Months

Note: Final year top up programme can be studied online or on campus. Feel free to contact PGS-London admissions team to discuss the best available Bachelor Final year University progression routes (at PGS, in the UK and overseas) and admission requirements.


The course is specifically designed for students aspiring to pursue a career in computing and IT. Its primary aim is to offer insights into the latest IT tools and techniques. Tailored as a pathway for students who have completed Level 4 and Level 5 diploma qualifications, it also enables admission to the final year, leading to an undergraduate top-up degree BSc (Hons) in Computing and Information Technology from a UK or overseas University.

This comprehensive course opens up a wide array of career opportunities, including software development, app design, development of security policies, and cybersecurity. It encompasses the study of case studies, theoretical knowledge, practical projects, and labs, fostering essential research skills crucial for IT tool or technique development. Additionally, the course delves into professional ethics and computing technologies that impact society, equipping students with a profound understanding of IT job responsibilities.

Successful completion of the full Undergraduate 1st and 2nd year (Level 4 and 5) Computing and Information Technology Diploma, along with the final year of an accredited Undergraduate Degree program, will provide students with the necessary credentials to pursue a career in IT within both the public and private sectors.

Course Name: Diploma in Information Technology (Level 4)
Course Code: PGS/UND/DIT04
Course Level: Undergraduate (First Year).
Study mode: On Campus | Online.
On Campus Fee: Contact PGS Admission. 
Distance Learning/Online Fee: 
Contact PGS Admission. 
Instalment Option Available:
Scholarship Available: Yes.
Duration: Full-time (6-12 Months).


  • Programming foundations (20 credits).
  • Systems analysis and design (20 credits).
  • Web and multimedia applications (20 credits).
  • Computer and network technology (20 credits).
  • Software development (20 credits).
  • Managing business information (20 credits).

Course Name: Diploma in Information Technology (Level 5)

Course Code: PGS/UND/DIT05
Course Level: Undergraduate (Second Year).
Study mode: On Campus | Online.
On Campus Fee: Contact PGS Admission. 
Distance Learning/Online Fee: Contact PGS Admission.
Instalment Option Available:
Scholarship Available: Yes.  
Duration: Full-time (6-12 Months). 


  • Software engineering (20 credits).
  • Database systems (20 credits).
  • Advanced systems analysis and design (20 credits).
  • Management information systems (20 credits).
  • Network information systems (20 credits).

IT Project management (20 credits).

BSC (Hons) Computing and Information Technology Top-Up Degree

Course Level: Undergraduate (Third Year).
Mode of Study: Online.
Duration:  (12 Months).
Delivered & Awarded by: University of Derby.

Note: Final year top up programme can be studied online or on campus in India and UK. Feel free to contact PGS admissions team to discuss the best affordable and flexible UK University final year top-up Degree options for you.

UK University Study Pathways: A Completion of Level 4 and Level 5 Diploma in Information Technology will meet the university standard academic entry requirements of an undergraduate final year (top-up) degree. However, each applicant will be subject to individual assessment and other entry requirements, which may affect university entry. Phoenix Graduate School provides University pathways to progress directly in the final year of an undergraduate UK degree. We deliver Ofqual UK recognised and globally accepted qualifications. Feel free to contact our admissions team to discuss the University progression routes and admission requirements.

About Ofqual:  The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) regulates qualifications, examinations and assessments in England. A non-ministerial government department with jurisdiction in England.  Ofqual is independent of government and report directly to Parliament. Any approved Level 4 and Level 5 qualifications from Ofqual are equivalent to Higher National Certificates (HNC) and Higher National Diploma (HND) or Year 1 and Year 2 of a three-year UK Bachelor degree programme. 

Entry Requirements
For entry onto the Level 4 and Level 5 Diploma in Information Technology qualification, learners must possess:

  • Relevant NQF/QCF/RQF Level 3 Award/Diploma or at the level of Plus 2 or GCE/GCSE or equivalent qualification.
  • Mature learners (over 24-55) with management experience or supervisory roles (learners must contact us to discuss past commercial experience prior to registering for the programme).
  • Learner must be 18 years or older at the beginning of the course

English requirements: Learner must demonstrate evidence of English language competency.

Computing and Information Technology skills serve as the cornerstone of numerous professional careers across dynamic sectors such as business, finance, healthcare, technology, software development, mobile apps, and the games industry. Computing’s significance continues to grow, playing an increasingly vital role in every aspect of our daily lives. Companies worldwide consistently seek out graduates and professionals with a broad range of skills that encompass management and leadership, as well as technical ability.

The BSc (Hons) Computing and Information Technology top-up degree programme is designed to equip you with the skills needed to work at the forefront of computing and its applications. This course provides relevant knowledge to address the shortage of highly skilled graduates in the computing industry, thereby offering excellent employment prospects.

On completion of the programme, graduates will be able to apply for the following job roles:

  • Software Tester.
  • Analyst Programmer. 
  • Technology Associate. 
  • Application Developer. 
  • Computer Programmer.
  • Web Development Consultant. 
  • Technical Architecture Consultant.
  • Information Security Analyst.
  • Database Administrator.
  • Computer Systems Analyst.