Gain a theoretical and practical understanding of the science behind computers to prepare for the challenges facing today’s computer-dominated world on this British Computer Society (BCS), The Chartered Institute for IT accredited course. 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. 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, and students can also opt to add a year in industry (sandwich year) to their degree.
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Assessment involves a combination of assignments, group and individual project work, in-class tests, and examinations, varying in balance from module to module. Our modules have been designed to incorporate assessment of key and subject-related skills.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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- Year 3
GCSE Maths at grade C or 4 also required
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