Computer Science

CPD, 4 months

This is for you if... your interests in, or needs around, Computer Science are very specific, or if you wish to experience a module before going for a distance learning postgraduate course.

Course Description

Eight of our postgraduate Computer Science modules are available as stand-alone CPD courses, studied by distance learning. Please see the links below under 'Course structure' for details of the course content and assessment methods for each module.

Each module is worth 15 credits which can count towards one of our three distance learning MSc degrees (if you apply within two years):

If you have any questions about this course, join us for a live online chat with academic tutors and admissions staff.

Key Facts
Start date
January and September each year

Distance Learning Team
+44 (0)116 252 2903

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Department of Informatics website

Why Leicester?

A distance learning course from the University of Leicester lets you study at home – from anywhere in the UK or from anywhere in the world - in a way that enables you to fit your learning around your personal and professional life.

The Department of Informatics at Leicester is a thriving academic community with extensive experience in delivering high quality courses and undertaking pioneering research.

Each of our distance learning modules is synchronised with the equivalent campus-based ones, so you will learn the same material as our campus-based students.

Course Structure

Our courses

Our courses

Courses starting in January

Courses starting in September

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Additional Information

Key Dates

Start date: 8 January 2018
Application deadline for January 2018 start: 1 January 2018

Start date: 24 September 2018
Application deadline for September 2018 start: 17 September 2018

Start date: 7 January 2019
Application deadline for January 2019 start: 1 January 2019

Teaching and Assessment

On a distance learning course, you will study in your own time on a part-time basis, so you can combine achieving a qualification with work or family commitments.

You will access your learning materials online via Blackboard, the University's virtual learning environment, and you will be supported by a course tutor through discussion boards and email.

Entry Requirements

You should have (or expect to gain) at least a good second class honours BSc degree (or international equivalent e.g. 3.0 GPA) in a subject with a substantial element of computing or maths.

Applications are treated on an individual basis and alternative qualifications may be considered, especially if you have relevant work experience.

English Language Requirements

IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability.

Fees and Funding

  • Starting in January 2017

    • £1,160

    Starting in September 2017 or January 2018

    • £1,010

    Fees are based on your country of residence during your studies.

    Find out more about how to pay and scholarships and funding.

  • Starting in January 2017

    • £1,160

    Starting in September 2017 or January 2018

    • £1,010

    Find out more about how to pay and scholarships and funding.

Career Opportunities

Studying with the University of Leicester gives a clear signal to employers. It demonstrates that you have the spark, ambition and commitment to take your career to the next level. Your current employer will also benefit directly from your newly acquired understanding and capabilities.


CPD is an essential element of career development and helps to enhance job prospects. Whether you're an employee looking to get ahead or an employer keen to develop the capabilities of your workforce, studying a CPD course with us will bring the resources of a leading University to your organisation.

Course Qualification Duration Start Dates Availability
Computer Science CPD 4 months, part-time January and September each year Apply Now
Computer Science
4 months, part-time
Start Dates
January and September each year

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