University of Buckingham

University of Buckingham


Modules include a mixture of formal lectures, tutorial classes and practical classes. At the start of each module students will be given an up to date module outline and reading list. Most modules will provide two or three hours of lectures each week to introduce students to the basic concepts and techniques. These will be supported by lecture notes or handouts. Lectures are supported by weekly tutorial classes, usually one hour in length, which are held in small groups so that all students can benefit from individual attention. Students will be expected to prepare for these classes, for example by attempting a set of exercises or by reading a case study. Many of our modules have supervised practical classes in the computer laboratories in which students can apply and practise the techniques learnt in the lectures. These practical sessions are usually two or three hours long. Students will also be expected to study independently, using the library for reading research and the computer laboratories to improve practical skills.

Entry requirements

1st or 2nd class Honours degree in a non-computing subject; applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 (with 6.0 or above in each component).

Course modules

Modules include: advanced programming; data mining; data structures and algorithms; database technologies; human-computer interaction; information security; interactive computer graphics; internet and world wide web; introduction to computer systems; introduction to operating systems; mathematics for computing; mobile application development; object-oriented programming; principles of computer networks; principles of database systems; project; software engineering; structured programming.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include examination and written assessment.

Sponsorship information

Self funded.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Graduate Certificate Full-time £ 4,200 per Whole course (home fees) 6 months
Graduate Certificate Full-time £ 6,930 per Whole course (overseas fees) 6 months
Graduate Diploma Full-time £ 6,300 per Whole course (home fees) 9 months
Graduate Diploma Full-time £ 10,395 per Whole course (overseas fees) 9 months
Graduate Diploma Part-time £ 6,300 per Whole course (home fees) 24 months
Graduate Diploma Part-time £ 10,395 per Whole course (overseas fees) 24 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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Key information

Applied Computing Department
Telephone number: 
01280 828322