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Computing, Postgraduate Diploma

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

The overall aims are to:

  • Equip graduates who want to develop their careers in their own areas of speciality with a solid understanding and awareness of IT and computing
  • Convert those who want to change their careers into the IT and computing field.

Graduates who successfully complete the programmes are eligible for entry into the MSc in Innovative Computing degree programme. The Graduate Diploma programme consists of 150 units of credit. Students take 8 taught modules and a postgraduate dissertation over either 9 months or 12 months, depending on the students backgrounds and preferred intensity of study.

Accreditation

The University of Buckingham (UB) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 41 years old H.E. institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

Programme Structure

Modules available on this course:

  • Algorithm Design, Implementation and Analysis
  • Applied Techniques of Data Mining
  • Embedded Systems
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Information Security
  • Introduction to Computer Systems
  • Introduction to Operating Systems
  • Mathematics for Computing
  • Mobile Application Development
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Principles of Computer Networks
  • Principles of Database Systems
  • Problem Solving and Programming 1 & 2
  • Project
  • Software Engineering
  • Technologies for Business Intelligence
  • Web Applications Development

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    87

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  • Minimum required score:

    580

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    59

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Applicants are normally expected to have a first or second class honours in a non-computing degree.

Wherever possible, you will be invited to the University to meet the Admissions Tutor for an informal interview and to have a tour of our campus. If you are an international applicant, it may not be possible for you to visit in person, so if the Admissions Tutor has any queries about your application you may be conducted by skype, email or phone.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11220 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11220 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6732 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6732 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Buckingham

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

From July 2015 a first class scholarship is available to both home and international students studying a taught postgraduate degree at the University. The scholarship will reduce tuition fees by 33%. The scholarship will be automatically awarded to applicants who already have a first class honours degree that is recognised to UK standard.

Details of other scholarships can be found on our main Bursaries and Scholarships page. You should make an application to study at the University and receive an offer letter confirming our acceptance of your application before applying for a scholarship.

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