University of Chester

Degree level: Undergraduate

Computer Science (including a Foundation Year)

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Course summary

Studying Computer Science will take you from learning practical computing skills in programming, data management, hardware and networking to understanding and developing software solutions for many of the new challenges facing today’s computer-dominated world, such as safe online shopping, computer graphics, mobile app development and artificial intelligence. The course is taught in dedicated labs, with high specification, regularly refreshed PCs and Macs. We also provide remote access to most of the software used, and agreements with software vendors also allow you to download most of it to your own machines. The Department is home to the Informatics Centre: a software development team where students are employed to work on commercial projects. Throughout our course you will explore how computers work, how computer software is developed, how computers communicate with each other, and the ways in which software manipulates, stores and processes data. You will work effectively in teams, working on diverse projects, which is the most important skill that employers require. Students can also opt to add a year in industry (sandwich year) between Years 2 and 3. Accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional. Accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for Incorporated Engineer and partially meeting the academic requirement for a Chartered Engineer.

Course details

Modules

You will be assessed in a variety of ways, including: practical and work-based projects, consultancy reports, presentations, and examinations.

Assessment method

You will be taught through lectures, small group seminars and workshops where you explore concepts in more depth with your tutor and peers. You will have guest speakers from industry, have sessions in our PC labs and undertake placements with employers.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
G405
Institution code:
C55
Campus name:
Chester
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation
  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Year 4

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
70%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
80%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

All students (except Internationals) on this programme will be eligible for a £500 cash bursary – only at level 3/Foundation Year. The tuition fee for the subsequent years of study on the full-time undergraduate degree will be charged at the undergraduate degree fee level. This fee is currently £9,250 a year for students starting in 2019 but this is subject to annual inflationary rises in line with inflation at that time, as measured by the Retail Price Index.

Provider information

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University of Chester
Parkgate Road
Chester
CH1 4BJ


Clearing contact details

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Admissions Office

01244 567470

Course Clearing information

Additional information

Monday - Thursday 9:00 am to 5:30 pm, Friday's 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, Except: Tuesday 10th August 8:00 am to 7:00 pm, Wednesday 11th August 8:00 am to 7:00 pm, Friday 13th August 9:00 am to 5:30 pm, Saturday 14th August 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Sunday 15th August 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Saturday 21st August 9:00 am to 5:00 pm


Course contact details

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Undergraduate Admissions

01244 511000

01244 511300

Computer Science (including a Foundation Year) at University of Chester - UCAS