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Access to Higher Education Diploma in Computer Science and Mathematics

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    Entry Requirements

    L2 English and maths at GCSE grade C/4 and above or equivalent. (If you do not have English you may sit IELTS alongside your course)

    Assessment Method

    Assessments are aligned to those at university with a mixture of examination, assessment, projects and presentations.

    Aims of the course

    To provide students with a thorough grounding in mathematics and engineering to allow for progression to prestigious universities to study computer science and related computing and maths based degrees.

    Progression Opportunities

    • University or Degree Apprenticeships
    • Business Computing BSc
    • Computer Science BSc
    • Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence) BSc
    • Computer Science (Data Science) BSc
    • Computer Science (Games) BSc
    • Computer Science (Networking) BSc
    • Computer Security and Forensics BSc
    • Computing BSc
    • Computing (Information Systems) BSc
    • Digital Media Design and Development BSc
    • Computer Engineering BEng
    • Cybernetics BEng
    • Software Engineering BEng


    We have a wide range of modern computer labs where you will learn a range of skills and we have computers in break out areas for your independent learning. You will also learn in Seminar and lecture rooms and have access to the Library (extensive online resources) and access and HE Hub.

    Career Options

    You could choose to enter into careers in Engineering and Mathematics.

Course Details

Venue Southwark
Day/Eve Day
Mode Full Time
Duration 1 year
Start Date 13/09/2021
End Date 01/07/2022


For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Fees and Finance.

16-18 Free
19-24 £ 3,928 p/year
24+ £3,928 p/year
International £9,000 p/year

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