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  PG Dip Computer Science

Online University of Essex Online    Online Masters Degree Programmes

July, October PGDip 16 months
Computer Science (8)

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Embark on a transformative journey with the PG Dip Computer Science programme at University of Essex Online. Designed for individuals without a computing background, this course equips you with essential technical skills and problem-solving abilities crucial for a successful career in the ever-evolving field of computer science. The 100% online delivery through a cutting-edge Virtual Learning Environment ensures flexibility and real-time engagement with tutors and peers. Assessment methods are convenient and rigorous, allowing you to track your progress continuously. What sets this programme apart is its inclusive tuition fees covering all necessary resources and materials, eliminating hidden costs. Moreover, diverse funding options, scholarships, and discounts make this investment in your future even more accessible. Upon completion, you'll be prepared for roles such as Software Developer, Web Developer, and Project Manager. Join us and unlock a world of opportunities in the dynamic realm of computer science.

About the course

As the world grows increasingly reliant on technology, the need for knowledgeable computing professionals also rises. This conversion short course is designed for individuals who don’t have a computing background and are looking to move into this in-demand field.


On this PG Dip Computer Science, you will explore the broad field of computer science and gain technical knowhow as well as a pragmatic approach to problem solving. Developing these practical skills and core knowledge is essential to prepare you for a career in computer science. You will also be able to continue your studies and advance onto our full Masters programme.

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Entry Requirements

At University of Essex Online, we believe that everyone should be able to access education. That is why we offer two different entry routes onto our PG Dip Computer Science, which take into account both academic and work-based experience.

Our courses are taught in English so to study with us you must have an IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 or equivalent. If you don’t hold an IELTS or equivalent qualification, you will be required to pass a free online English test to assess your proficiency.


£7,891 UK and International (2022-23)
£8,111 UK / £8,285 International (2023-24)

Our course fees are fully inclusive – all teaching materials and required reading are included, and there are no hidden charges for assessments or resits.

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Where will I study?

Where is University of Essex Online



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Value of Scholarship(s)

5% discount


We’ll offer you a 5% discount if you pay your full course fee up-front. This is only applicable to students studying online and does not apply to students studying on campus.

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