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Access to Computing, Pre-Bachelor

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 3 months
    Duration
Buckingham, United Kingdom
This programme is a pre-university access programme specially designed for Applied Computing. The overall aim is to equip students who have not achieved the minimum entry requirements for BSc (Hons) Computing with the fundamental knowledge and essential skills required for the intensive study of the BSc in Computing at Buckingham.
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Overview

The 12-week programme consists of three modules in mathematics, fundamentals of computing and web computing. Students must pass all modules before being allowed on to the BSc degree programme. Successful students will be awarded a Certificate of Preliminary Studies for Computing.

At the end of the programme students will:

  • understand the roles that computers systems now play in the modern world.
  • understand the fundamental concepts of computing.
  • possess knowledge in essential mathematics that is crucial for the study of a BSc computing programme.
  • understand basic concepts of the WorldWide Web and skills in designing useful documents on the Web.
  • have awareness of and familiarity with the University study environment

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 3 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Mathematical Methods
  • Evolution of Computing
  • Introduction to Web Computing

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    87

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    580

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

  • Minimum required score:

    59

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

Wherever possible, you will be invited to the University to meet the Admissions Tutor for an informal interview and to have a tour of our campus. If you are an international applicant, it may not be possible for you to visit in person, so if the Admissions Tutor has any queries about your

application you may be conducted by skype, email or phone.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3150 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3150 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 3 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3150 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3150 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 3 months.
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Living costs for Buckingham

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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