University of Chester

Degree level: Undergraduate

Computer Science

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Course summary

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. Throughout the first 2 years, you will learn to work effectively in teams, working on diverse projects which is the most important skill that employers require. 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. Students can also opt to add a year in industry (sandwich year) between Years 2 and 3.

Course details

Modules

For the latest example of curriculum availability on this degree programme please refer to the University of Chester's Website.

Assessment method

Assessment involves a combination of assignments, group and individual project work and examinations, varying in balance from module to module. In line with the requirements of industry, all of our modules have been designed from the ground up to incorporate assessment of key skills and subject-related skills.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
G400
Institution code:
C55
Campus name:
Chester
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE Maths at grade C or 4 also required


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
86%
Student satisfaction
70%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
80%
Go onto work and study

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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

The University may increase these fees at the start of each subsequent year of your course in line with inflation at that time, as measured by the Retail Price Index. These fee levels and increases are subject to any necessary government, and other regulatory, approvals.
Computer Science at University of Chester - UCAS