University of Bradford

Degree level: Undergraduate

Computer Science (with a placement year)

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Course summary

Learn how to design and develop the next generation of software tools and systems, and gain the knowledge and techniques required to enhance and exploit computer technology. On this programme you will study object-oriented programming using industry standard Integrated Development Environments, web development using HTML and CSS, database technologies including MySQL and JDBC, Artificial Intelligence and applications of Machine Learning, and many other subjects including optional modules that allow you to tailor your degree content to fit your career aspirations. This programme is designed for those with a passionate interest in technology, and who wish to progress to careers such as software engineer, system administrator, data scientist, financial analyst, app developer, and IT consultant. The flexible and diverse skillset that Computer Scientists will gain on this programme opens up many other exciting career options in a range of industries. The BSc (Hons) in Computer Science (with placement year) draws on our outstanding research strengths and expertise. Our Department of Computer Science is one of the longest established in the UK, and we have a strong heritage within the subject. Our research active staff propose cutting edge projects for you to work on during your final year, and can guide and advise you in writing your own project specification to bring your ideas and passions to life under their expert supervision. This programme shares a common first year with our other Computer Science programmes, allowing you to transfer before the start of the second year if you feel an alternative course better suits your emerging interests or career aspirations. Professional accreditation This course is accredited by the British Computer Society for full CITP (Chartered IT professional) and partial CSci status. Placement This 4-year BSc (Hons) Computer Science programme offers you the opportunity to take up a placement year working in industry in your third year. The placement year is an excellent way to develop your professional experience, build industry contacts, and gain insight into the day-to-day work of a professional computer scientist. Recent placement destinations have included:

  • IBM
  • Intel
  • Microsoft
  • plus many more companies in the West Yorkshire region.
Rankings BSc (Hons) Computer Science at Bradford received 92% overall satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2021. 100% of students agreed with the statements "My course has provided me with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth", "My course has provided me with opportunities to apply what I have learnt", and "I have been able to contact staff when I needed to".

Course details

Modules

All of our Computing courses share a common first year, allowing transfer between them before the start of the second year. Our first year modules cover foundation topics including introductory computer programming, internet technologies, professional skills and more. The second year also includes many modules common to all of our courses, further strengthening core and fundamental knowledge required by all Computing graduates. The second year also introduces course specific modules and our flagship Enterprise Pro module which embeds industry projects within your course, giving you significant real world experience of designing and developing a solution to an industry proposed problem, within a supervised and academically supported team. Our final year is where you will further develop your computing and business skills allowing you to launch your career. The course includes a final year project as well as further specialist content and the opportunity to take an elective module to really personalise your degree. Year 1: Computer Architecture and Systems Software (core) Fundamentals of Programming (core) Internet Technologies (core) Mathematics for Computing (core) Software Design & Development (core) Technical and Professional Skills (core) Year 2: Computational Modelling and Artificial Intelligence (core) Computer Communications and Networks (core) Data Structures and Algorithms (core) Data Structures and Algorithms (core) Database Systems (core) Enterprise Pro (core) Numerical Analysis (core) Year 3: Placement year Year 4: Final Year Project (core) Large Scale Data Driven Applications (core) Neural Networks and Fuzzy Systems (core) AI for Games (option) Elective (option) Foundations of Cryptography (option) Mobile Applications (option) Numerical Methods and Computer Graphics (option) Principles of Security Technologies (option) Software Verification (option)

Assessment method

Most modules use a mixture of formal lectures, practical lab sessions, tutorials and seminars. Some modules involve supervised group work, usually with an assigned academic staff member for each group. All modules require students to undertake independent study, supported through distance learning technologies such as our Virtual Learning Environment. Reading lists and suggested resources for independent study provide further direction for students to undertake this work, and regular contact hours and informal feedback throughout the courses provide opportunities for further guidance for learners. Assessments for modules mostly take the form of practical coursework, lab tests and written exams, with all forms being well represented throughout all years of the course across all modules

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
I101
Institution code:
B56
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

The University welcomes applications from students with a wide range of qualifications from the UK and overseas, including combinations of qualifications. To check whether your qualifications meet the entry requirements for this course, please contact the University. English language requirements for International and EU applicants: The standard University requirement is IELTS 6.0 with no sub-test less than 5.0 (or equivalent). However, if you require a Tier 4 (student) visa to study you will need to meet the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) department's requirement which is currently IELTS 6.0 with no sub-test less than 5.5. Conditional offers to international students will be made on this basis.


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
75%
Student satisfaction
65%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
Go onto work and study

The student satisfaction data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. This data will be based on the subject area rather than the specific course. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.

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 £21124 Year 1
International £21124 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Computer Science (with a placement year) at University of Bradford - UCAS