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    The digital scholar

    Digital scholarship is a shorthand for the intersection of three technology related developments: digital content, networked distribution and open...

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    Digital scholarship is a shorthand for the intersection of three technology...
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    Presenting information

    Tables and charts are a great way to present numerical information in a clear and concise form. This free course, Presenting information, explains...

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    Tables and charts are a great way to present numerical information in a clear and...
  • Learn to code for data analysis

    This free course will teach you how to write your own computer programs, one line of code at a time. You'll learn how to access open data, clean...

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    Learn to code for data analysis
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    This free course will teach you how to write your own computer programs, one line...
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    Introduction to cyber security: stay safe online

    This free course, Introduction to cyber security: stay safe online, will help you to understand online security and start to protect your digital...

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    20 Jun 2019

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    This free course, Introduction to cyber security: stay safe online, will help you...
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    Using numbers and handling data

    You might not realise it, but maths is an essential component of healthcare. In fact, sloppy calculations can have fatal consequences. This free...

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    10 Jun 2019

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    You might not realise it, but maths is an essential component of healthcare. In...
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    Using a computer for study

    The internet is a fantastic source of information for any student, but how do you evaluate the information each site provides? This free course,...

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    The internet is a fantastic source of information for any student, but how do you...
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    Successful IT systems

    Information technology (IT) systems are a critical part of our world, in business and the public and voluntary sectors. They are often highly...

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    Level: 3 Advanced

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    Advanced level Duration 9 hours Updated 07 Jun 2019
    Information technology (IT) systems are a critical part of our world, in business...
  • Digital forensics

    Digital evidence features in just about every part of our personal and business lives. Legal and business decisions hinge on having timely data...

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    Level: 3 Advanced

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    Digital evidence features in just about every part of our personal and business...
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    Themes and theories for working in virtual project teams

    This free course, Themes and theories for working in virtual project teams, offers an introduction to working in virtual project teams. It explains...

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    Introducing ICT systems

    Information and communication technologies (ICTs) systems now dominate our everyday lives. This free course, Introducing ICT systems, will explain...

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    MSc in Computing

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    MSc in Computing
    Updated 22 Jul 2019
    This industry-relevant qualification provides a rigorous approach to the study and...

    Postgraduate Certificate in Computing

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    Postgraduate Certificate in Computing
    Updated 22 Jul 2019
    The Postgraduate Certificate in Computing is an intensive programme of study...

    Postgraduate Diploma in Computing

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    Postgraduate Diploma in Computing
    Updated 22 Jul 2019
    This flexible diploma enables computing practitioners to pursue their career goals...

    BSc (Honours) Combined STEM

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    BSc (Honours) Combined STEM
    Updated 22 Jul 2019
    STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The flexibility...

    BSc (Honours) Data Science

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    BSc (Honours) Data Science
    Updated 22 Jul 2019
    Data plays an important role in almost all private and public sector employment....

    Top-up BSc (Honours) Computing and IT Practice

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    Top-up BSc (Honours) Computing and IT Practice
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 22 Jul 2019
    If you've already completed a foundation degree or equivalent, this course tops up...

    BSc (Honours) Computing & IT and Psychology

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    BSc (Honours) Computing & IT and Psychology
    Updated 22 Jul 2019
    You will need a computer with internet access to study for this qualification....

    BSc (Honours) Computing & IT and a second subject

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    BSc (Honours) Computing & IT and a second subject
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 22 Jul 2019
    Computing & IT studied together with a second complementary subject can open up...

    BSc (Honours) Computing and IT (Software)

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    BSc (Honours) Computing and IT (Software)
    Updated 22 Jul 2019
    You will need a computer with internet access to study for this qualification....

    BSc (Honours) Computing and IT (Communications and Software)

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    BSc (Honours) Computing and IT (Communications and Software)
    Updated 22 Jul 2019
    You will need a computer with internet access to study for this qualification....