University of Buckingham

University of Buckingham

Applied Computing

This programme of study aims to train 1st-degree holders in computing-related areas into specialists in selected areas of IT and computing. Based on the current expertise in the Department, the programme offers students opportunities for in-depth study in secure mobile and wireless communication systems, biometrics and authentication, data mining and knowledge discovery, and Software Project Management techniques and applications. The programme is carefully designed to suit the varied needs of different students from different backgrounds and with different career objectives, in the IT fields. On graduating from this programme, you will be able to: Understand a range of modern computing technologies; apply these technologies in practice Describe the roles that modern computing technologies have in many areas of application; demonstrate the value of state-of-the-art development in one specific technology and its applications.

Entry requirements

1st degree in computer science, computing, or information systems with a degree classification no lower than 2nd class Honours lower division; applicants with slightly lower qualifications may be considered for the postgraduate diploma with a possibility of upgrading to MSc at a later stage; students should also have a good mathematical background; a result in mathematics equivalent to GCSE level grade C at least is essential; applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 (with 6.0 or above in each component).

Course modules

Applied imaging techniques; applied techniques of data mining; cloud computing; embedded systems; information security in communications; mobile application and development; mobile and wireless communications; programming (crash course); project; research methods; software engineering; software project management; web technologies and applications.

Assessment methods

The assessment of individual modules within each course varies according to the subject. Assessment is usually by examination, assessed coursework, or a combination of the two.

Sponsorship information

Self Funded


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgDip Full-time - 1 calendar years
MSc Part-time £ 10,720 per Whole course (home fees) 2 calendar years
MSc Part-time £ 17,020 per Whole course (overseas fees) 2 calendar years
PgDip Part-time - 2 calendar years
MSc Full-time £ 10,720 per Whole course (home fees) 18 months
MSc Full-time £ 17,020 per Whole course (overseas fees) 18 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
The University of Buckingham Buckingham MK18 1EG South East

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