This course is ideal for students with a background in science or engineering, but with no previous significant study of Computing or Information Technology. The course aims to expand your knowledge, in the area of networking, database technology and technologies in the field of Information Technology, with a balance of theory and advanced practical skills. It will promote a professional attitude in students wishing to enter employment in the field of information technology and enhance the career prospects of all its students.
You will study modules such as Data Management, Internet Communications Technology and Modern Computer Science.
This course is ideal for students whose undergraduate degree is not either Computer Science, Engineering or a closely allied subject. The first block of teaching rapidly imparts the fundamental material for an Information Technology post graduate certificate.
Graduates can find employment within the Information Technology industry as analysts/programmers, business systems analysts, database programmers, database administrators and senior software support technicians.
You could also go on to do further research, or teach in either further or higher education.
Graduates from the PGCert can progress to the MSc programme if they achieve a satisfactory performance.
At the end of this course, you should be able to:
A pass at degree level.
Students are selected using application form and references in the first instance and may be invited for interview.
Students applying for individual modules will be required to demonstrate the ability to absorb technical concepts and detail, possibly by way of their previous industrial or commercial experience.
Minimum English competency is the standard Postgraduate entry: IELTS 6.0 or equivalent
2015/6 fees for this course have not yet been agreed. Please contact for further information.
Professional and Career Development Loan: The University is a Professional and Career Development Loans (PCDL) registered Learning Provider, registration number . A PCDL is a commercial bank loan that you can use to help pay for work-related learning. For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit the GOV.UK website or contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900.
Charitable Funding: You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites www.acf.org.uk, www.dsc.org.uk/fundingwebsites or www.family-action.org.uk. Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.
University Postgraduate Loyalty Discount: The University also offers a postgraduate loyalty discount (http://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/postgraduate-study/postgraduate-loyalty-discount/): If you have completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Wolverhampton, you may be eligible for a 20% discount on the first year of a taught postgraduate programme.
Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (http://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.
If you are paying for the fees yourself then the fees can be paid in 3 instalments: November, January and April. More information can be found at www.wlv.ac.uk/howtopay.