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Advanced Computational Methods PGDip

Advanced Computational Methods PGDip

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Computing Methodologies

Course type


Course Summary

In this degree, you’ll learn how to tackle real-world problems with advanced computational methods. The field of algorithms is today an extremely important enabling technology. Web search engines, keyword-based advertising, routing in the Internet, peer-to-peer networks, genome analysis, cryptography and image analysis are just a few examples of applications that depend critically on suitable choices of algorithms and data structures.

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

Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, self-paced learning and practicals. Assessment is a mix of coursework - computer-based practicals, essays and small group projects - and exams. On completion this course leads to MSc in Advanced Computational Methods.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



In this module you will develop a basic grasp of how C++ is used and the underlying principles of object oriented programming. We will look at important aspects of object oriented programming and object oriented design. Assessment will involve programming exercises that give you an opportunity to practice the principles that you have been taught and improve your programming skills. This module belongs to semester one.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Tuition fees for the 2019/20 academic year are yet to be confirmed. As an indication of what you might pay, the fees for students who started in September 2018 or January 2019 were PGDip: £6,268.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need a 2:1 degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject with a substantial element of Computing. Relevant work experience may also be considered.

University information

As a top 25 UK University, Leicester has always been home to the great minds; academics, researchers and students who aren’t afraid to challenge the status quo, advance new practices, and develop a fresh way of thinking. Through the ground-breaking research of their experts, you will tackle the emerging social, economic, political and scientific issues head on and set the agenda where others simply follow. At Leicester, students aren’t...more