Computing and IT and Psychology

Open University in Scotland


This degree combines computing and IT and psychology to help you examine issues such as the social aspects of computing and IT developments. You’ll divide your time equally between the computing and IT modules and the psychology modules. You’ll learn how psychological research addresses real-life issues, for example, how psychology has both learned from and informed the development of artificial intelligence, and how people interact in online environments. This will complement the skills and knowledge you’ll develop in computing and IT. And you’ll pick a computing and IT focus that fits your needs and interests. Combining the study of these popular and important disciplines will equip you for a wide range of possible careers.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements to study this degree. Computer and internet access required.

If you’re new to study or to the OU, it is recommended that you start with a course at Level 1.

Progression Routes

On successful completion of the required number and type of modules you will be awarded a Bachelor of Science (Honours) Computing and IT degree. Depending on which modules you choose the Computing and IT degree may help you to obtain professional recognition from BCS – the Chartered Institute for IT, or from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). Both are professional bodies established by royal charter.

Start Date

October, February, April




BSc Hons

Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning

Course Length






SCQF Level


Career Area

Computing and ICT