University of Central Lancashire

Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

TEF Silver

University of Central Lancashire has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

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On this challenging and practical course, you’ll examine the application of innovative technology to solve commercial and industrial computing problems. You’ll develop essential computing skills in your first year with students on other courses. This lets you switch between courses. You call the shots and after Year 1, you choose two routes from: Business Computing, Databases, Multimedia, Software Development and Computer Networks. Between Years 2 and 3, you can spend a year on a placement in industry. You can take a one-year industrial placement after completing your second year/third year if on Foundation entry. Most placements are UK-based, but we regularly place students in English-speaking workplaces elsewhere in Europe. It is possible to study a year of the course at a university abroad. Computing develops your technical, business and people-oriented skills to produce a multi-skilled graduate capable of succeeding in a variety of careers. Depending on your choice of routes, a range of careers is possible including: analysing clients' business requirements and specifying appropriate IT systems, designing and managing networks or developing multimedia, databases or high performance software. A broad skills base will allow you to pursue a range of careers without specialist entry requirements. One of our graduates is working for NATO. Others are working in local industry for organisations such as BAE. Several other graduates have gone on to teach in primary, secondary, further and higher education. Many of our graduates continue studying, mostly at MSc level, but some embark on PhDs.

Course details


Year 1: Compulsory modules; Computing Skills, Introduction to Programming, Programming, Introduction to Networking, Systems Analysis & Database Design, Interactive Applications, Practitioner Skills Year 2: Compulsory modules; Professional Skills, Agile Systems Design, Human-Computer Interaction, Database Systems. Optional modules by route, choose 2 routes eg databases and multimedia. Business Computing : Information Systems Management, Databases : Information Modelling, Multimedia : Advanced Interactive Application, Software Development : Advanced Programming, Computer Networks : Network Management Year 3: Compulsory modules; Double Project, Database Driven Web sites. Optional modules by route, choose 2 routes eg databases and multimedia, Business Computing : E-Business, Databases : Advanced Database Systems, Multimedia : Games for the Internet, Software Development : Object-Oriented Methods, Computer Networks : Network Design. Optional modules, choose 1: Mobile Development, Computer Graphics, Investigating Hardware & Operating Systems, Computer Security, Systems Concepts, Computer Vision, Advanced Software Engineering, Computers, Society and Law

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with no component score less than 5.5 (To have been taken within two years of the course commencement date)

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
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

*subject only to annual increase in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate
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