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Course summary

Work on real and simulated projects so you can experience the challenges of delivering complicated technical solutions on time. KEY FEATURES OF THE COURSE

  • WORKING WITH INDUSTRY: We’re renowned for our contacts with employers, and you’ll benefit from this by being set challenging projects and having the option to take a placement year.
  • EXPERT STAFF: You’ll join a friendly community including our enthusiastic Computing Society and research-active lecturers. You’ll have the opportunity to get involved with research projects which our teaching team are working on.
  • FACILITIES: Use cutting-edge software development tools in our industry-standard labs.
  • FLEXIBILITY: After covering the fundamentals of Computer Science in your first year, you’ll have the option to transfer to another degree in your Computing portfolio.
  • NO EXAMS: We’ll assess you via other methods throughout your degree.
HOW YOU’LL LEARN: You will learn through a mixture of lectures, tutorials, laboratory work, and e-learning. Instead of exams, a variety of assessment methods are used. Some modules are assessed through coursework only, others by a combination of: 
  • Coursework
  • Portfolios
  • Assignments
  • Case studies
  • Oral and graphic presentations
  • Collaborative and interdisciplinary teamwork projects
  • Computer-based testing
YOUR CAREER: Our Computer Science course is employment focused with industry-standard technologies that ensure you will have the skills and confidence when you graduate to secure the right role in this expanding and exciting industry. You could go on to roles such as: 
  • Software Engineer
  • Project Manager
  • Technical Architect
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Network Specialist
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Technician
  • Network Analyst
  • Network Engineer
You will also develop wide-ranging skills, such as numerical and analytical skills, teamwork and project management.  STUDY OPTIONS: This course is also available with a Foundation Year option and a Placement Year option.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

IELTS overall score at a minimum of 6.0; with at least IELTS 5.5 in each band (Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing) or another Secure English Language Test(SELT)at CEFR level B2 or above

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £14900 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £14900 Year 1

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Computer Science at University of Derby - UCAS