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International Graduate Diploma in Computing

Prepare for direct entry to a range of postgraduate degrees in computing at GCU.

Course features

  • Develop your knowledge and skills through active learning in your chosen subject area.
  • Guaranteed university placement for all successful students.
  • Adapt to studying in the UK with a strong focus on study and research skills.
  • Improve your English level and develop the vocabulary for your chosen degree subject.
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A quality-assured university programme, validated by Glasgow Caledonian University.

Key facts

Course length: 3 Terms
Start dates: September, October
Fees: From £12,995
Academic requirements:

An ordinary degree or equivalent.

English language requirements: From: IELTS 5.5 or equivalent
Award:

Graduate Diploma of Higher Education (SCQF Level 10) awarded by Glasgow Caledonian University.

Course options:
  • Standard (3 terms, our popular 9 month programme.)
A quality-assured university programme, validated by Glasgow Caledonian University.
Develop both your academic knowledge and English language skills in just nine months.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 21 years and above
Academic requirements:

An ordinary degree or equivalent. Candidates with lesser qualifications but more than three years of work experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Previous study in a relevant academic discipline may be required for progression to certain Master?s programmes. Work experience is mandatory for progression to MBA programmes.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English course
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at GCU you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £5,000.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
17 September 2018 14 June 2019 3 Terms £12,995
1 October 2019 19 June 2020 3 Terms
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Class information

Class hours:

21 hours per week on average

Class size: 16

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
Two INTO international students look at a circuit diagram on a computer together

This programme will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to build secure networks. It includes the study of:

  • security technologies
  • perimeter security
  • virtual private networking

You’ll develop excellent hands-on technical skills that are highly prized by industry, including designing and implementing secure network infrastructures. And you’ll also work with security technologies, perimeter security, virtual private networking, routers and firewalls.

When you graduate, you’ll have the confidence to make design decisions based on complex customer requirements, involving multiple technologies.


What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is through exams and coursework including:

  • written assignments
  • practical exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • presentations
  • problem-solving exercises

Marks do not count towards your final master's degree, but do help the university assess whether you are ready to progress to your chosen route of study.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 21 years and above
Academic requirements:

An ordinary degree or equivalent. Candidates with lesser qualifications but more than three years of work experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Previous study in a relevant academic discipline may be required for progression to certain Master?s programmes. Work experience is mandatory for progression to MBA programmes.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English course
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at GCU you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £5,000.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
1 October 2019 19 June 2020 3 Terms
-
17 September 2018 14 June 2019 3 Terms £12,995

Class information

Class hours:

21 hours per week on average

Class size: 16

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
Two INTO international students look at a circuit diagram on a computer together

This programme will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to build secure networks. It includes the study of:

  • security technologies
  • perimeter security
  • virtual private networking

You’ll develop excellent hands-on technical skills that are highly prized by industry, including designing and implementing secure network infrastructures. And you’ll also work with security technologies, perimeter security, virtual private networking, routers and firewalls.

When you graduate, you’ll have the confidence to make design decisions based on complex customer requirements, involving multiple technologies.

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is through exams and coursework including:

  • written assignments
  • practical exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • presentations
  • problem-solving exercises

Marks do not count towards your final master's degree, but do help the university assess whether you are ready to progress to your chosen route of study.

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