Computing Science with a Year in Industry at University of East Anglia UEA - UCAS

Course summary

Overview Learn to program the future and gain a solid foundation in a range of computing fields, including storing and managing data for banks and businesses; designing and creating action-packed games; improving web usability or engineering user experience; developing next generation apps via rapid prototyping, or learning AI, motion capturing, cloud computing, big data and lots, lots more. This course is ideal if you’re a digital native who already lives and breathes computing, whether it’s through solving real-world problems, or coding your own next generation apps and websites, or designing your own games, or building your own hardware. You’re most likely passionate about the contribution computing can, and does, make to humanity, in everything from arts, culture and entertainment, to business, health, communications, education and society as a whole. You’ll have the opportunity to enhance your studies by spending a year in industry – putting what you’ve learnt into practice and transforming theory into reality. About This Course This course will prepare you to work in the rapidly changing field of computing – through both your studies at UEA and a year in the workplace. Over the four-year course, you’ll acquire a strong grounding in the theory of computing science, as well as gaining experience and skills in software engineering and problem solving. You’ll become a competent programmer in a range of modern general purpose languages such as Java, Python, JavaScript, C and C++. You’ll explore the underlying principles of the subject and learn to adopt a logical, systematic approach to analysing problems and use holistic techniques to developing solutions to real-world problems. You’ll also benefit from our particular expertise in artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, computer vision, graphics, computational biology, data science and speech processing, as well as software engineering and systems engineering. You’ll put yourself one step ahead of fellow graduates by spending your third year in industry. You will gain valuable work experience and have the chance to build your professional skills and confidence. In today’s competitive job market relevant work experience is a great advantage. A year in industry will not only give you first-hand knowledge of the way in which your chosen field operates, it will also greatly improve your chances of progressing within that sector as you gain valuable contacts and insight. The nature of the subject means students have a wide range of backgrounds in programming, and mathematics. Whatever your experience, the course is flexible enough to ensure you’ll achieve the level of understanding of computing at the end of year 1 that you need to master the material on the rest of the course. In core modules, you’ll cultivate the essential skills of a computing professional, while in optional modules you’ll be able to sample some of the wide range of problems that arise in both research and industry. You will also gain transferable skills that will help your long-term development, such as working in teams, project management and presenting ideas. All of our computer science courses follow an identical structure in the first two years. This means that you can easily transfer between them if you decide you want to incorporate a year abroad instead of a year in industry (this course variant) or continue on to Master’s level learning. Disclaimer Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website:

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE Requirements: GCSE English Language grade 4 or C and GCSE Mathematics grade 5 or B. We welcome a wide range of qualifications and combinations of qualifications - for further information please contact us at

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English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)66.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in each component).

We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including speaking, listening, reading and writing). We will also accept a number of other English language qualifications. Please check our website for details:

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £26100 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are reviewed annually and subject to increase. Some fees are regulated by the UK government and will be changed in line with advice from them. Fees for continuing students (i.e. those on courses of greater than one year in length) will normally increase annually. This increase will not exceed 4% or the % increase of the UK Government regulated fee whichever is higher. The fee increase is based on the fee for the year that you register. For further information about additional costs for your course and information on fee status please see our website.
Computing Science with a Year in Industry at University of East Anglia UEA - UCAS