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HND Computing Science - Awarded by Staffordshire University

Course Code: FFZITN11

What's covered?

You will learn about the key areas of computing, which are networking, computer hardware, programming, web design and information systems such as databases. You will have chance to explore and develop new skills, including some of the latest elements of computing such as HTML5 and the Raspberry Pi computers becoming very common.

What else do I need to know?

No specific requirements and resources are required, but it may be useful if you have a laptop computer, typically running a version of Windows or MAC OS X. We will be arranging for educational speakers and visits where units allow. We will also make use of facilities such as the LRC at Staffordshire University and their online research facilities.



What are the entry requirements?

Awarded by Staffordshire University. Entry for this course is normally 48 UCAS points. Applicants will also need GCSE minimum grade C in mathematics or a recognised equivalent. This can be through A levels, BTEC level 3 programmes or other forms of study. An interview with the course leader will be required where individual achievements can also be discussed. Adult learners returning to study or seeking to change career are encouraged to contact the course leader for an informal discussion of their individual situation.

How is it assessed?

Assessment is typically through coursework which will include presentations, reports and development and demonstration of computing skills through production of websites, programmes and an “artefact” in your final year project.

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What financial support is on offer?

There are two types of loans to help students cover the costs of their higher education course in college: tuition fee loans and living cost loans (also called maintenance loans). You pay these loans back when you finish your course and earn over £21,000. If you earn £22,000 a year you'll repay £90 a year or £7.50 a month (nine per cent of the £1,000 earned above £21,000). For full details visit

Fee Information

The fee shown is the total fee per year of the course

What can I do next?

Successful completion of this programme will result in you having an internationally recognised qualification from Staffordshire University. You may enhance your employment opportunities by further study through the direct progression route to BSc (Hons) Applied Computing top-up degree or the BSc (Hons) Computer Science top-up degree at Staffordshire University or at other universities through accreditation of prior learning programme.

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