Computer Science at University of Huddersfield - UCAS

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Course summary

What is computer science – and why study the subject at university? Instrumental to our day-to-day lives, computers are vital to a progressive society. The study of computation, computer science also focuses on automation, algorithms and programming. Our Computer Science BSc(Hons) course follows a core computing programme in the first year alone, allowing you to gain fundamental skills and knowledge to prepare you for more advanced topics. Why Study Computer Science BSc(Hons) at University of Huddersfield? Our Computer Science BSc(Hons) degree allows you to hone vital skills to better succeed in this fast-paced industry – and, like previous graduates, you could go on to secure a role within, for example, AI programming or DevOps. This course will see you explore subjects including software engineering, object-orientated programming, and Artificial Intelligence (AI). You’ll identify problems and seek solutions, focusing on how to use computing applications, while tackling scientific experiments that could combat environmental problems. During your first year, you have the flexibility to transfer to other courses sharing a common first year, including Computing BSc(Hons), Software Engineering BSc(Hons), and Computer Science MSci. In your second year and final year on this Computer Science degree course, you'll have the chance to take option modules, enabling you to tailor your studies to meet your specific interests. Is computer science a useful degree? A science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) course can open doors in terms of career progression, thanks to your on-campus learning and placement opportunities and earning potential. Past students enhanced their career prospects by securing placements with IBM, Microsoft, Hewlett Packard, and British Airways. Professional Bodies Accredited by the British Computer Society, the Chartered Institute for IT, this course provides an indicator of quality to you and prospective employers. At Huddersfield, you can study the Global Professional Award alongside your degree† so that you can gain valuable qualities and experiences that could help you to get the career you want, no matter what your field of study is. †full-time, undergraduate first degrees with a minimum duration of three years. This does not include postgraduate, foundation, top-up, accelerated or apprenticeship degrees. Why Huddersfield? Huddersfield’s vibrant and friendly campus is a great place from which to study, while the town itself offers lots to see and do, with good transport links in and around the area.


Year 1 modules include: • Software Design and Development • Computing Science and Mathematics • Computer Organisation and Architecture • Computer Network Fundamentals • Project 1. To see the full range of modules and descriptions, please visit our website. A link to this course can be found at the bottom of the page in the ‘Course contact details’ section.

Assessment method

You’ll be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops, and practical sessions. Course emphasis is on the development of sound practical skills, alongside an understanding of theory. Assessment includes, primarily coursework, quizzes, in-class tests, presentations, and demonstrations. There are opportunities for group working, in addition to individual assessments. Your module specification documents provide full details of the assessment criteria.

Professional bodies

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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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Entry is also possible from the Engineering Foundation Year. To progress onto this course from the Foundation Year you must pass all modules and achieve an average mark of 40% or above. In addition you must have GCSE English Language or Literature at grade 4 or above and Maths at grade 5 or above, or grade C and B respectively if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme. Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.

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English language requirements

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.

Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our 'Where are you from?' information pages.

Student Outcomes

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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
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £17600 Year 1
International £17600 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and finance - If you are an EU or international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available - Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

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Computer Science at University of Huddersfield - UCAS