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International Year Two in Computing

Prepare for direct entry to Year 3 of an undergraduate degree in a range of computing-related subjects at GCU.

Course features

  • A specialist programme helping you to develop the knowledge and skills for your chosen degree.
  • Our class sizes are smaller than you’ll typically experience at university – so you'll have more time with your teachers.
  • You will have university-style lessons for subject-based modules, to help you adapt to the studying in the UK.
  • Guidance with your university application, ensuring you choose the best degree for you.
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Key facts

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

A recognised International Foundation, the first year of a relevant undergraduate degree programme or A-level equivalent in a suitable range of subjects.

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

Diploma of Higher Education (SCQF Level 8) from 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 5.0 in writing) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above
All students commencing courses on a published September start date must be 16 years old by 01 September of that calendar year. For the June intake, students must be 16 years old before registering with the Centre. For all other start dates, students must be 16 years old by 01 September of the preceding calendar year.
Academic requirements:

A recognised International Foundation, the first year of a relevant undergraduate degree programme or A-level equivalent in a suitable range of subjects. Please note: A-level entry is not suitable for entry to Computing programmes. Entry, based on A-levels, may be possible for some Engineering programmes but will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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
INTO students at a desk being directed by a teacher

GCU is the first Scottish university to offer the Tech Industry Gold Information Technology Management for Business (ITMB) degree. It was developed by top graduate employers to give you the skills you need to succeed in the workplace.

You’ll study modules from across computing and business for careers in key areas:

  • business analysis
  • business strategy and planning
  • systems analysis
  • IT consultancy
  • IT project management

Employers are involved throughout the programme – taking part in guest lectures, career mentoring and networking events – and it also offers the opportunity of an industrial-based placement.

The programme was designed in consultation with major employers, including BT, Capgemini, CA Technologies, Cisco Systems, IBM, the Ministry of Justice and the NHS.


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?

You will be assessed via a combination of:

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

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in writing) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above
All students commencing courses on a published September start date must be 16 years old by 01 September of that calendar year. For the June intake, students must be 16 years old before registering with the Centre. For all other start dates, students must be 16 years old by 01 September of the preceding calendar year.
Academic requirements:

A recognised International Foundation, the first year of a relevant undergraduate degree programme or A-level equivalent in a suitable range of subjects. Please note: A-level entry is not suitable for entry to Computing programmes. Entry, based on A-levels, may be possible for some Engineering programmes but will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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
INTO students at a desk being directed by a teacher

GCU is the first Scottish university to offer the Tech Industry Gold Information Technology Management for Business (ITMB) degree. It was developed by top graduate employers to give you the skills you need to succeed in the workplace.

You’ll study modules from across computing and business for careers in key areas:

  • business analysis
  • business strategy and planning
  • systems analysis
  • IT consultancy
  • IT project management

Employers are involved throughout the programme – taking part in guest lectures, career mentoring and networking events – and it also offers the opportunity of an industrial-based placement.

The programme was designed in consultation with major employers, including BT, Capgemini, CA Technologies, Cisco Systems, IBM, the Ministry of Justice and the NHS.

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?

You will be assessed via a combination of:

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