About this course
This course aims to provide you with a range of practical skills and knowledge to enable you to obtain employment and build a career or enhance your career opportunities in the IT industry. In addition, you will be able proceed to further higher education or training, potentially leading to a degree or professional qualification.
You will gain a thorough understanding and knowledge of computer networking, together with a range of the technical and methodological skills necessary to analyse, design and implement computer systems. This course will enable you to develop robust, reliable and maintainable computer networks.
A mature person who has worked in IT and /or computing who, after interview, is assessed as being able to study at this level.
OR Minimum UCAS points score of 80 to include:
A level (A2 / Advanced GCE) in a computing subject;
A level (A2 / Advanced GCE) in another subject plus AS in a computing subject or interest in IT and computing;
BTEC National Certificate/Diploma in IT or computing;
AVCE (Double award) ICT at DD or single award plus other A level qualifications
Maths and English GCSE Grade C or above or Key Skills Communication and Application of Number at Level Two or equivalent levels of attainment given the nature of the award.
Employees with IT Modern Apprentice at Level 3
Equivalent qualifications level 3 qualifications, e.g. NVQ level 3 using IT
Access to H.E. certificate.
An Interview for all applicants
Language entry requirements
The University accepts the following minimum English language standards for entry to its degree courses.
You must have at least one of the following standards in English to enter a degree or diploma course:
An IELTS score of 6.0, or a TOEFL score of 550 (or 213 for the computer-based test)
Pearson PTE Academic score of 54
A pass in the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) examination
A pass in the Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) examination
GCSE/GCE O Level grade C or equivalent British-based examination
For selected countries, a good pass in English in the final year of secondary school (this being the equivalent of year 13 in England and Wales), or
Any other equivalent qualification recognised by the British Council (as listed in the British Council NARIC Guide) or an equivalent body
For entry to the BA (Hons) English Language and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) programmes, you will need a score of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent, since this is a special award which includes an international qualification in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.
For entry on to PhD programmes you will need a score of:
IELTS 7.0 or
TOEFL 650 or
Pearson PTE Academic 68