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Course summary

Our new Computer Science (Software Development) degree has been developed with advice from local employers to ensure you are gaining the skills and knowledge that they look for in graduates starting a career in the various fields within the software development industry. This includes a Cloud Computing module at level 4 where students will learn how to set up and manage Amazon AWS Cloud services that are critical to modern software engineering. Students on this course are also given full access to Adobe Suite for the duration of their studies. This course follows a pre-determined pathway of modules, that also ensures you gain a strong foundation in core computer science subjects, including an introduction to programming and the essentials of networking, before moving on to more complex topics. It is also ideal if you are looking to develop a strong set of cyber security skills, including modules including Principles of Digital Security. You will also develop skills in subjects that compliment cyber security, such as Management of IT, SQL Database Development. We will help you develop a systematic, creative and flexible approach to problem solving that computing professionals rely on. The course is designed with modules to promote your professional growth and personal development. You will be encouraged to acquire key practical skills to help you build a broad base and deep knowledge of computing. This will allow you to make informed choices when developing specialist in-depth knowledge.


YEAR 1 (LEVEL 4) Systems Design and Development (30 credits) Programming Concepts (15 credits) Network Essentials (15 credits) Introduction to Cloud Computing (15 credits) Web Design & Development (15 credits) Developing Professional Skills (15 credits) User Experience and Interaction Design (15 credits) YEAR 2 (LEVEL 5) Developing Interactive Web (15 credits) Computing Research Project (30 credits) Advanced Database Design (15 credits) Principles of Digital Security (15 credits) Object-Oriented Programming Development (15 credits) Database-Driven Web (15 credits) Advanced Programming Techniques & Patterns (15 credits) YEAR 3 (LEVEL 6) Undergraduate Research Project (30 credits) Professional and Ethical Issues (15 credits) Agile Team Development (15 credits) Big Data & Data Mining (15 credits) AI Programming (15 credits) Mobile Application Development (15 credits) Full Stack Application Development (15 credits)

Assessment method

YEAR 1 (LEVEL 4) 90% Coursework 10% Exams YEAR 2 (LEVEL 5) 100% Coursework YEAR 3 (LEVEL 6) 100% Coursework Your final degree classification is calculated as an average of your highest 60 credits at Level 5 and all credits at Level 6. 70%+ First 60-69% 2:1 50-59% 2:2 40-49% Third

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University Centre Peterborough
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

International applicants

Unfortunately, UCP are currently not able to recruit International Students. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8000 Year 1
England £8000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8000 Year 1
Scotland £8000 Year 1
Wales £8000 Year 1
Channel Islands £8000 Year 1

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Computer Science (Software Development) at University Centre Peterborough - UCAS