Blackpool and the Fylde College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Lancaster University

Computer Science and Digital Technologies (Top Up)

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Course summary

Computer Science covers a wide range of skills needed to work in this ever changing and growing market. Software development is a driving force behind the games industry and application development, both of which have seen a dramatic increase over the last decade. As the world evolves, creating a demand for connected services, voice activated devices, internet enabled technology in networking, security and big data are becoming high demand skills. Job demand across the digital sector is expected to grow over the next 5 years seeing over 1 million new UK jobs by 2020. The college is excellently positioned to prepare graduates for these positions. We are currently the first college in the UK to gain accreditation for our Honours degrees by the British Computer Society, in addition to Tech Partnership accreditation for our degree apprenticeships. We continually update our programmes based on industry demand and through close employer links ensure that our degrees remain at cutting edge and industry focused, providing you with the best opportunities to meet these local, national and international demands. On this programme you will expand on the practical skills gained through the foundation skills by exploring theories and technologies related to cyber ethics, distributed systems, big data and data analytics. All the skills and knowledge gained from your foundation degree in addition to the top-up will conclude with the final dissertation, where you will undertake a development project related to your specialised research topic. You will be supported through this by your assigned dissertation supervisor. Some key elements of the programme include:

  • Exploration of ethical philosophies and computer law
  • Identification of cyber ethics in industry
  • Analysis of data representation and programming concepts
  • Exploration of middleware solutions
  • Analysis of security and encryption
  • Analyse advanced analytics focussing on modern tools and techniques
  • Use of modern developing tools and techniques

Course details


Level 6 Modules Title Code Credits Options Dissertation IH6MD036 40 Mandatory Cyber Ethics and Law IH6MD037 20 Mandatory Advanced Data Analytics IH6MD038 20 Mandatory Internet of Things IH6MD039 20 Mandatory Distributed Systems IH6MD040 20 Mandatory

Assessment method

Assessment Method Level 4 Level 5 Level 6 Coursework 0% 0% 92% Exam 0% 0% 8% Practical 0% 0% 0%

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

Only applicants that have completed the Lancaster Validated Foundation Degree in Computer Science and Digital technologies with Blackpool and The Fylde College can apply to this top up course.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8335 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8335 Year 1
Scotland £8335 Year 1
Wales £8335 Year 1

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Computer Science and Digital Technologies (Top Up) at Blackpool and the Fylde College - UCAS