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Postgraduate Certificate Online

Computer Science

University of Essex Online

8 months
3945 GBP/full
3945 GBP/full
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Delve into the essentials of computer science with this 8-month conversion Computer Science course from University of Essex Online that will allow you to break into sought-after jobs within this field.

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Studying online and part-time allows you to develop your technical skills while keeping up with your work and family commitments. You will explore key topics such as:

  • fundamental theories and principles of computing and key trends in the field
  • how to contextualise and develop information systems using object-oriented approaches in languages such as Python and SQL
  • computer networks, network security fundamentals and information security governance principles

Throughout the Computer Science course from University of Essex Online , you will develop a number of programs and applications, and the technical skills you will gain will be an asset in whichever area of computer science you go on to work in. At the end of your course, there will be the opportunity to progress onto a PG Dip or the full Masters.

Your future

There is a global shortage of computer science professionals, and therefore a huge level of demand for computing graduates. This course is designed to help you switch careers to this technical field, and after completing your studies you will be prepared to succeed in roles such as Entry Level Software Developer or Programmer, Web Developer or Programmer, and Information System Administrator.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Launching into Computer Science 
  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Secure Software Development (Computer Science)

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 8 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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General requirements

  • In order to satisfy the academic entry route requirements for our PG Cert Computer Science, as a minimum you must have an undergraduate degree from an approved institution, equivalent to a UK Honours degree, or a relevant professional qualification.
  • In order to satisfy the work experience entry route requirements for our PG Cert Computer Science, you must have at least three years’ relevant work experience.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3945 GBP/full
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    Based on the tuition of 3945 GBP for the full programme during 8 months.
  • National

    3945 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3945 GBP for the full programme during 8 months.


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