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Postgraduate Certificate Online
12 months
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3625 GBP/year
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About

The Postgraduate Certificate in Computing from The Open University UK is an intensive programme of study designed for graduates and professionals with appropriate industrial experience. 

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Overview

The Postgraduate Certificate in Computing from  The Open University UK  will develop your knowledge and skills in computing, support a professional approach to the application of those skills, and demonstrate your capability for advanced-level study. A wide choice of modules enables you to meet your immediate career needs or extend your understanding of this broad subject.

Key features of the course

  • A valuable qualification recognised by industry and frequently attracting students sponsored by their employers.
  • Designed to support your continuing professional development.
  • Provides evidence of your ability to study at postgraduate level.

This certificate is the first stage of a study programme that progresses to a postgraduate diploma and finally a masters degree. You can step off at any point, or study the whole programme.

Career relevance

The modules in the Postgraduate Certificate in Computing programme from The Open University UK are for professional computer specialists, engineers, technical managers and scientists who need to update their skills and knowledge in specific areas, and gain recognised qualifications to develop their careers.

The modules have been developed to combine theoretical and practical aspects of computing, to enable you to become an effective professional in the computing industry. In addition, they encourage you, through the provision of appropriate educational activities, to develop study and transferable skills applicable to your employment and your continuing professional development.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Data management
  • Information security
  • Project management 
  • Software development 
  • Continuing professional development in practice 

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 12 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

60 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You will need a UK bachelors degree (or equivalent) in computing or a related discipline, or relevant industrial experience. If you do not hold a bachelors degree, irrespective of your industrial experience.
  • Your spoken and written English must be of an adequate standard for postgraduate study. If English is not your first language, we recommend that you will need a minimum overall score of 6 and minimum score of 5.5 in each of the four components: reading, writing, speaking and listening under the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3625 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3625 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3625 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3625 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.

£3,625 – £3,940

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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