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Postgraduate Diploma in Computing

Open University

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Location

    Open University

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    OCT-21, FEB-22, APR-22

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

This flexible diploma 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. 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 course

  • 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.

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Open University

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    Open University, Student Recruitment Team, PO Box 197, Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes, MK7 6BJ, England

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