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Computing, Postgraduate Diploma

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #501 (WUR) Online
This flexible Computing from The Open University UK enables computing practitioners to pursue their career goals by gaining advanced knowledge, skills and techniques; and to develop a professional approach to the study and application of computing.

About

A wide choice of modules means you can tailor your qualification to the varied requirements of industry and your own career needs, with the option to focus on software engineering or information security and forensics in more depth. 

Key features of the Computing course offered by The Open University UK
  • A choice of study routes and specialisms to fit with your professional needs and interests
  • Encourages you to draw on your own background and experience
  • Develops transferable skills applicable to your employment and continuing professional development
  • The chance to top up to the MSc in Computing in just one more year.

Career relevance

The modules in the postgraduate computing programme 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

Modules:

  • Data management 
  • Digital forensics
  • Information security
  • Project management
  • Software development
  • Software engineering

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description
      2–4 years
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • 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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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, you will need to study a module from the Postgraduate Certificate in Computing to demonstrate your ability to study successfully at postgraduate level.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3840 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7680 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3840 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7680 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
£7,680

Funding

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