Computer Science at University Centre Peterborough - UCAS

Course summary

Please note that this course is currently only available at Entry Point 2 (LEVEL 5) and Entry Point 3 (LEVEL 6) Entry Point 1 (LEVEL 4) is available via our HNC Digital Technologies courses This degree includes developments such as embedding Cisco CCNA networking qualifications into the course through specialist industry related modules. It will introduce a new Cloud Computing module where students will learn how to set up and manage Amazon AWS Cloud services. There are cyber security options, such as Ethical Hacking and Digital Forensics plus the software development provision meets the demands of employers by creating employer ready graduates. It is ideal if you are looking for a wide range of computing skills from web development, such as JavaScript, React and PHP; Python and C# programming and mobile app development, such as Kotlin. You will develop cyber security and database management skills and have the option to study specialised subjects such as Cisco network engineering, AI with Machine Learning and Big Data Mining. Students on this course are also given full access to Adobe Suite for the duration of their studies. Students undertaking the Networking options will have free access to Cisco's VLE, and will be eligible to receive 50% discount vouchers to optionally undertake the official Cisco examinations. Employability is a key focus with guest speakers, case studies, vocational assignment scenarios and modules which have been developed alongside employers. Students will be able to take part in events such as the Global Day of Code and Agile Peterborough meet-ups, along with regular sessions for meeting professionals and build working relationships. The Undergraduate Research Project is your chance to develop expertise in a subject of your choice, which can form the centre-piece for your portfolio ready for future interviews and will be demonstrated to industry professionals at our annual exhibition. Previous projects include AI driven computer vision apps, VR computer games, drone applications and embedded systems devices such as digital weather stations. The courses at University Centre Peterborough are studied in smaller class sizes compared with other universities, a typical class size is under 30 students.


YEAR 1 (LEVEL 4) Systems Design and Development (30 credits) Programming Concepts (15 credits) Network Essentials (15 credits) Introduction to Cloud Computing (15 credits) Web Design and Development (15 credits) Developing Professional Skills (15 credits) User Experience and Interaction Design (15 credits) YEAR 2 (LEVEL 5) Advanced Database Design (15 credits) Developing Interactive Web (15 credits) Computing Research Project (30 credits) Principles of Digital Security (15 credits) Plus 45 credits of optional modules: Advanced Network Switching and Routing (15 credits) Wireless Networking and IOT (15 credits) Object Oriented Programming (15 credits) Database Driven Websites (15 credits) Advanced Programming Techniques and Patterns (15 credits) E-Commerce and E-Crime (15 credits) Management of Information Technology (15 credits) Business Intelligence (15 credits) Emerging Technology (15 credits) YEAR 3 (LEVEL 6) Undergraduate Research Project (30 credits) Professional and Ethical Issues (15 credits) Agile Team Development (15 credits) Big Data and Data Mining (15 credits) Plus 45 credits of optional modules: Artificial Intelligence Programming (15 credits) Enterprise Networking (30 credits) Mobile Application Development (15 credits) Full Stack Application Development (15 credits) Ethical Hacking (15 credits) Digital Forensics (15 credits) If it is unviable to run an optional module due to student demand, an alternative module will be offered. A typical 15 credit module is 150 hours includes 36 hours of tutor led delivery and 114 hours of recommended independent study. A typical 30 credit module is 300 hours includes 72 hours of tutor led delivery and 228 hours of recommended independent study. A full-time student should expect to undertake 30 additional hours per week during term-time.

Assessment method

YEAR 1 (LEVEL 4) 90% Coursework 10% Exams YEAR 2 (LEVEL 5) 85% Coursework 15% Exams YEAR 3 (LEVEL 6) 85% Coursework 15% Exams Your final degree classification is calculated as an average of your highest 60 credits at Level 5 and all credits at Level 6. 70%+ First 60-69% 2:1 50-59% 2:2 40-49% Third

How to apply

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University Centre Peterborough
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Level 4 qualification via our HNC Digital Technologies courses

International applicants

Unfortunately, UCP are currently unable to recruit International Students.

Entry requirements

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English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8250 Year 1
England £8250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8250 Year 1
Scotland £8250 Year 1
Wales £8250 Year 1
Channel Islands £8250 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

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Computer Science at University Centre Peterborough - UCAS