The cheapest online IT Bachelor's degree?

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  1. nomaduser

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  2. asianphd

    asianphd Member

    UK, EU, International, Channel Islands and Isle of Man students – £2,310 per year (may be subject to annual increase)
    2 years part-time distance learning (top-up)
     
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  3. asianphd

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    I believe it will be delivered by a university, I don't found any information about what uni will reward the bachelor.

    Stage 2: Delivered by university
    Compulsory modules:
    ⇾ Research Project
    ⇾ Computing Technologies in Society
     
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  4. nomaduser

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    University of Hertfordshire has online computer science bachelor for 6k British pounds in 1 year:

    https://www.herts.ac.uk/courses/bsc-hons-computer-science-top-up-online


    So, level 5 diploma (6 months mode, 1k British pounds) -> top up computer science degree (1 year full time, 5-6k British pounds) could be the cheapest and the fastest way to get a computer science degree from at least a known university in UK.
     
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  6. nomaduser

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    4k pounds still sounds great.. but not sure if I can finish it any faster than 2 years. 1 year would be much better.
     
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  8. Mac Juli

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    Hello!

    Well, if I were you, I would

    1) first check with the university if they are going to accept the diploma. This just can't be emphasized too much. It *should* be ok, but what if not?
    2) Have a look here: https://www.reed.co.uk/courses/level-5-diploma-in-information-technology-approved-qualification/246704

    Best regards,
    Mac Juli
     
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  9. asianphd

    asianphd Member

    Hi, Mac Juli!
    I searched the website thoroughly and I found no diploma course in Statistics or Mathematics.
    Maybe if you know, please let me know. I also open to PGCert or PGDip.
     
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  10. Mac Juli

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    Hello!


    As far as I know, there are no such Level 5 courses as, for example, business and IT. Guess there is a huge market for business and IT courses, but not so much for Statistics and Mathematics. -
    But hey, I will have a look and let you know.


    Best regards,
    Mac Juli
     
  11. nomaduser

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  12. nomaduser

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    London School of Planning and Managing offers Level 5 IT diplomas:

    120 credits, 6 months, 1200 pounds:
    https://www.lspm.org.uk/course-details.aspx?CourseTitle=Level+5+Diploma+in+Information+Technology&subject=Computing&Award=Diploma

    240 credits, 6 months, 1200 pounds:
    https://www.lspm.org.uk/course-details.aspx?CourseTitle=Level+5+Advance+Diploma+in+Computing+and+Information+Technology&subject=Computing&Award=Diploma

    So the 'advanced' level 5 diploma comes with 240 credits instead of 120 but its price is the same!

    Advance Diploma in Information Technology (Level 4 & Level 5) (240 credits)
     
  13. nomaduser

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    I've realized you have to get both level 4 and 5 diplomas for top-up degrees.

    So you have to do both level 4 and 5 at the same time.. or get the 'advanced diploma' which comes with 240 credits.

    and the school confirmed that these diploma programs are assignment-based.. you can finish it faster than 6 months if you're already skilled in IT.

    You have to get either one of these:

    London School of International Business - Level 5 Advance Diploma in Computing and Information Technology (6 months, 240 credits, GBP £1299)

    https://global.lsib.co.uk/course-details.aspx?CourseTitle=Level+5+Advance+Diploma+in+Computing+and+Information+Technology&subject=Computing&Award=Diploma

    London School of Planning and Managing - Level 5 Advance Diploma in Computing and Information Technology (6 months, 240 credits, GBP £1299)

    https://www.lspm.org.uk/course-details.aspx?CourseTitle=Level+5+Advance+Diploma+in+Computing+and+Information+Technology&subject=Computing&Award=Diploma
     
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  14. Mac Juli

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    ...in another thread, it has been pointed out that both run on the same server. According to endole UK, they are run by the same people. Strange marketing, but I do not think that makes them more or less legit. See here, too: https://www.degreeinfo.com/index.php?threads/london-school-of-international-business.56495
     
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  15. Mac Juli

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    Hello!


    After checking and rethinking, I think you do not think you would make a mistake if you would check edX, Coursera and futurelearn.
    BTW, did you consider Open University UK yet? If not, you might want to have a look here: http://www.openuniversity.edu/courses/search-results/mathematics-and-statistics. I did several modules in the 2010s there (among others M248 and M249) and can warmly recommend them.


    Best regards,
    Mac Juli
     
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  16. nomaduser

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    Thanks but Open University courses are not available in Canada:
    "This course is not available to students resident in Canada."

    Learnuni - Level 5 Advanced IT diploma (6 months, 240 credits)
    https://www.learnuni.com/course.aspx?CourseTitle=Level+5+Advance+Diploma+in+Computing+and+Information+Technology

    I'll ask universities if they will accept this!
     
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  18. nomaduser

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    Here's a summary based on my research so far:

    1. Get 240 credit level 5 advance diploma in IT and computing for 1,200 GBP:
    https://www.lspm.org.uk/course-details.aspx?CourseTitle=Level+5+Advance+Diploma+in+Computing+and+Information+Technology&subject=Computing&Award=Diploma

    Its description says it will take 6 months but their admission agent confirmed that if you have prior knowledge and skills it can be finished much faster than that.
    He said it could be finished in just 4 months.

    2. Use that diploma to enroll into Middlesex University's online BSc in Information Systems top up degree program (5,500 GBP):
    https://www.mdx.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/information-systems-top-up#

    This program takes only 1 year of full time study.

    Total price: 6,700 GBP.
    Duration: 1 year, 5 months
     
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  20. asianphd

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    Hi, I just see your message. I know it, just don't like the name 'Open' embedded on it, because I already have one Open :D
     
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