Open University

Open University

Computing (E81)

This course offers three study routes to provide you with an advanced level knowledge of computing. The flexible study route allows computing practitioners to pursue their career goals by gaining knowledge, skills and techniques. Alternatively you can choose a specialist route to study either Information security and forensics or software engineering in more depth. A wide choice of industry relevant modules should ensure you stand out in the computing crowd. Success in the postgraduate diploma will allow you to progress to study the MSc in Computing.

Entry requirements

You will need either a bachelors degree (or equivalent) in computing or a related discipline, or relevant industrial experience and also be able to demonstrate that you can study at postgraduate level. If you do not hold a degree, we would expect you to complete our Postgraduate Certificate in Computing (K22) before embarking on this postgraduate diploma.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgDip Distance learning - 2 years

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