Studying closer to home can significantly reduce the cost of gaining a degree, with competitive fees and no relocation costs.
GC course fees cost £22,650 whereas university fees cost £27,750.
Plus, if you've already studied a Level 3 course at GC, you could be entitled to a bursary to help cover some of the cost of your course.
You'll get three qualifications with GC (HNC, HND and degree), whereas you'll gain the one degree at university.
If you have already achieved a computing HNC/D, you may join this course at year 2 or year 3 depending upon the units achieved.
Our lecturers are experts in their fields. They've had successful careers in industry and know what employers want from graduates.
Over £3m has been invested into new cutting-edge facilities dedicated to our computing, cyber and engineering courses at Cheltenham Campus, including:
- Computing labs
- Attack and defence rooms
- Forensic tool kits
- Eco study pods
- Spaces for collaborative working
- Employer networking zone
These will ensure you can keep pace with technology and develop high-value skills to become the next generation of industry leaders.
Plus, our higher education students enjoy access to facilities including an exclusive HE social space, on-site coffee shops and more.
About the degree
A three-year course to qualify you for a career in systems analysis, database analysis, programming, software engineering, network administration, web administration or e-commerce.
Year 1 - HND (Level 4, Pearson)
- Professional Practice
- Database Design and Development
- Managing a successful computing project
Year 2 - HND (Level 5, Pearson)
- Computing Research Project and Networking (Core)
- Business Intelligence (Core)
- Cryptography (Security Pathway)
- Forensics (Security Pathway)
- Information Security Management (Security Pathway)
Plus 2 optional from:
- Network Security
- Internet of Things
- Cloud Computing
- Emerging Technologies
Year 3 - top up degree (Level 6, validated by UWE Bristol)
Typical modules may include:
- Information Technology Project
- Ethical and Professional Issues in Computing and Digital Media
- Big Data Analytics
- Advanced Topics in Web Development
- Mobile Applications
- Security Management in Practice
- Security Data Analytics and Visualisation