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University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI)

Computing

UCAS Code: 304G

Higher National Certificate - HNC

Entry requirements


A level

D

Plus 3 National 5, Standard Grade or Intermediate passes or equivalent.

Foundation Apprenticeship (SCQF Level 6)

Pass

ICT: Software Development or ICT: Hardware/System Support

Scottish Higher

C

Plus 3 National 5, Standard Grade or Intermediate passes or equivalent.

UCAS Tariff

21-24

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Computer science

The HNC Computing will provide you with useful foundations for a successful career in computing and technology. It is a broad-based course which will introduce you to, and develop your knowledge of, aspects of software development, technical support, networking and web development.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£6,720
per year
England
£6,720
per year
EU
£1,285
per year
International
£7,020
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,720
per year
Scotland
£1,285
per year
Wales
£6,720
per year

The Uni


Course locations:

Shetland College UHI

North Highland College UHI

Inverness College UHI

Perth College UHI

Moray College UHI

West Highland College UHI

Argyll College UHI

Orkney College UHI

Lews Castle College UHI

Department:

Science, Technology and the Environment

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
91%
Male students
9%
Female students
17%
2:1 or above
27%
Drop out rate

After graduation


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Computer science

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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