Taught course

Computing for Information Professionals

Institution
Birkbeck, University of London · Computer Science and Information Systems
Qualifications
PGCert

Entry requirements

A second class honours degree in any subject other than computer science. Applicants with less than the required level of academic qualification may be considered if they have significant experience in the IT industry.

Months of entry

October

Course content

This intensive programme in computing provides an excellent grounding for applying programming and data science skills in industry. As well as gaining a broad knowledge of computing, you will acquire programming and data analysis skills using Python. You will learn to solve general computational problems, utilising established algorithms and code libraries to develop simple everyday solutions for data cleansing, data science and analytics, machine learning and data visualisation. You will also have the opportunity to apply your skills and knowledge to a practical work-based project.

This Postgraduate Certificate is designed for graduates who are new to computer science.

Highlights

  • The Department of Computer Science and Information Systems at Birkbeck is one of the longest-established computing departments in the UK; we celebrated our 60th anniversary in 2017. We provide a stimulating teaching and research environment for both part-time and full-time students.
  • In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), more than 75% of our research outputs in Computer Science were ranked world-leading or internationally excellent.
  • Our academic staff are leading researchers in their fields, drawn from both the academic and professional world.
  • The Department has its own dedicated network within the College. We also have four state-of-the-art computing laboratories, with over 100 workstations. They are equipped with a wide range of cutting-edge software and tools.

Information for international students

Our standard postgraduate entry requirement for international students is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university or an equivalent international qualification.

If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Student Advice Service
Email
studentadvice@bbk.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 3907 0700