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Programming degrees abroad

Programming is a popular subject that covers the designing and building of computer programs. As a programming student, you’ll learn how to program and code in a range of languages like JavaScript, PHP and ASP.NET, and you can specialize in areas like computer games programming or web programming.

You’ll get the opportunity to create new software, learn various coding skills as well as gain an understanding of industry-standard operating systems and database management systems. All programs are designed to prepare you for an exciting and varied career in an ever-expanding field.

Choosing to study programming abroad is a great way to access a wide range of different courses. Different countries and universities offer different specialties, so not only will studying overseas broaden your personal horizons, but it will also give you the best chance to find the perfect program for you.

Programming program structure

You can study programming at a range of undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It’s possible to study a diploma or certificate course which usually last one or two years. These are a good route to an entry-level career, or to a bachelor’s program.

Most bachelor’s programs are available as a BSc, which will take three or four years to complete, depending on where you choose to study. If you study programming in the US, your bachelor’s will normally take four years, but you’ll also take other courses as part of a liberal arts degree.

If you already have a bachelor’s in a related subject, you can study for an MSc, which usually takes one or two years. Although there are master’s programs available in programming, most are offered in closely related subjects like gaming and computer networks.

How you’ll be assessed will vary for each module you take, but you can expect to face written exams, coursework, and portfolio work. The curriculum and program structure of your programming course will depend on the focus of the program and where you choose to study. However, some common modules you’ll study include:

  • Web programming
  • Numerical mathematics
  • Graphics
  • Programming languages
  • Game design
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Databases
  • Computing systems

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Programming study abroad programs

Programming undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in programming

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    Computer Programming - BSc Juniata College, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    44,770 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 44,770 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Computer Science (Programming) - BS Walsh University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    30,500 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 30,500 USD

    Start date
    August, October, January, March
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    Games Design and Development (Programming) - BSc (Hons) University of Greenwich, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    17,281 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,000 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Games Programming - BSc (Hons) University of Northampton, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,923 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,900 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Games Programming - BSc (Hons) Teesside University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    17,281 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,000 GBP

    Start date
    September
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Associate in programming

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    Advanced Computer Programming - ASc Berkeley City College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    7,950 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,950 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Computer Programming - ASc Santa Monica College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,048 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,048 USD

    Start date
    August, January, February, June
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    CIS / Computer Programming - ASc Laney College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    7,950 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,950 USD

    Start date
    August, January, June
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    CIS Computer Programming - ASc San Jose City College, USA
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    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    8,138 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 8,138 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Computer Application Programming - AASc Mohawk Valley Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    6,892 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 6,892 USD

    Start date
    September, January
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Diploma in programming

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    Computer Programming - Dip Sheridan College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,111 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,157 CAD

    Start date
    September, January
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    Game Programming - AdvDip Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,977 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,412 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Computer Programming and Analysis with Co-op - AdvDip (with placement) Georgian College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    38 months
    Annual tuition fee
    13,201 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,987 CAD

    Start date
    January, May
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    Game – Programming - OCADip Centennial College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    12,847 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,531 CAD

    Start date
    September, January
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Certificate in programming

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    Web Programming - Cert Berkeley City College, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    7,950 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,950 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Computer Programming with Java - Cert Laney College, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    7,950 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,950 USD

    Start date
    August, January, June
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    Computer Programming - CS St. Charles Community College, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    5,520 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 5,520 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    IT Programming - Cert Lake Land College, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    13,500 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,500 USD

    Start date
    August, January, June
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Programming graduate programs

Master's in programming

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    Computer Games Programming - MComp (Hons) (with placement) Teesside University, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    5 years
    Annual tuition fee
    16,046 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,000 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Game Programming - MSc DePaul University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    27,680 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 27,680 USD

    Start date
    September, January, March
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Certificate in programming

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    Game Development Advanced Programming - PGCert Sheridan College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    22,374 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 28,790 CAD

    Start date
    September
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Future programming careers

As a programming graduate, you’ll have a wide range of career options and opportunities available. Organizations from all over the world are constantly on the look-out for tech-savvy employees who can develop apps and software that can help serve their customers.

Some of the roles that are popular amongst programming students include:

  • Computer game programmer
  • Games designer
  • Web developer
  • Software developer
  • Project manager
  • Computer systems analyst
  • Software quality assurance engineer
  • Database administrator

Many universities offer an additional year in industry that can be a great way to help you work out what future role would be best for you. You can also make use of your university’s careers services department, who can help guide you if you’re still not sure which path is right for you.