Computer Science at University of Cumbria - UCAS

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Course summary

This BSc (Hons) Computer Science degree, located at our Barrow-in-Furness campus, is a fresh and modern course that blends the technical focus of computer science with social and environmental awareness. Your study will encompass a wide range of topics in data science, artificial intelligence and cyber security, with an emphasis on innovating creative solutions using an architectured approach. Course Overview This course aims to increase your subject knowledge alongside your academic development through active learning. Your tutors will mentor you in applying your new skills in problem- and project-based modules. The new concepts and methods you will learn at each level of study will be linked by an ‘architectured’ approach, which is the creative integration of theories, tools, technologies, and methods, to produce solutions in computer science. With this course being in the heart of Barrow-in-Furness, it is a convenient location that provides you with access to a few of the world's major employers in the surrounding area. In your final year, you will study specialised subjects including artificial intelligence, data science and cyber security. You will work on real-world projects, and your solutions will have immediate commercial value. This course also includes the opportunity for you to take a sandwich year between your second and third year of study. This is a year-long period of paid industrial training in the UK where you will hone your expertise, try out a potential career path, get relevant workplace experience that is valued by many. On this course you will...

  • Study in a brand-new, purpose-built facility with emerging technology to support your learning.
  • Develop the technical knowledge and commercial and social awareness to be ready for an exciting career in computer science.
  • Benefit from access to some of the world's major employers, who are right on the doorstep.
  • Develop your professional skills alongside your academic study, with employability skills embedded in every module.
  • Explore the broader responsibilities of computer scientists to society and the environment.
  • Study a curriculum that was designed in collaboration with BAE Systems to ensure your degree is modern, relevant and future-proof.
What you will learn Computer science is a fast-paced and highly technical profession that demands a broad range of skills and knowledge. At each level of study, you will explore computers, computer systems, software and programming, as well as selected topics in business, management and leadership. Throughout the course, you will have the opportunity to contextualise your learning through project modules and enquiry-based learning. Year one
  • Fundamentals of Computer Science
  • Computing Platforms
  • Problem Solving and Computational Thinking
  • Business Requirements
  • Designing Computing Solutions
  • Technical Project 1
Year two
  • Networks
  • Data Collection, Storage and Analysis
  • Enterprise Systems
  • Managing Business Operations and Technology Strategy
  • Programming and Developing Software Solutions
  • Technical Project 2
  • (Optional) Sandwich Placement
Year three
  • Professional Project
  • Data Science
  • Cyber Security
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Emerging Technologies and Innovation


How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £13575 Year 1

Additional fee information

Visit www.cumbria.ac.uk/studentfinance for more information about student fees and finance, and for details about our alumni discount.
Computer Science at University of Cumbria - UCAS