Bath Spa University

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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Realise your ideas – from design, to development, to deployment – with our Computing degree.

  • Create reliable, usable and enjoyable computing products that prioritise the end user.
  • Craft a compelling, diverse portfolio that grabs the attention of the tech sector.
  • Enter a responsive, employability-driven course that teaches the tools and methods used in industry.
Computing at Bath Spa responds to a continuing need in industry for adaptable, capable individuals with well-developed technical knowledge and problem solving skills. Our aim is that when you graduate, you'll be up-to-date, innovative, and ready to contribute to the digital economy – whether in the UK or worldwide. BSc (Hons) Computing adopts a practical approach, with a particular interest in creating computing products that people will want to use. You’ll learn by making – right from the start of the course – and balance your focus between design (visual, interaction), technical implementation and communication, to round off your skill set. A key driver of the course is industry-insight and employability. We work closely with tech companies in the South West to keep content current, while offering valuable opportunities to work on live briefs and showcase your talents to the right people. Our in-house Innovation Lab emphasises the commercialisation of your ideas. Here, we support you in shaping products for the marketplace and refining those all-important collaboration skills.

Course details


Year one Grasp the fundamentals. You'll start by learning core programming skills in languages such as C++/C#, HTML5 and JavaScript, while developing knowledge around discrete mathematics and how computer systems work. Modules on experience design and the computing industry provide an all-important primer in digital design, and help you position your learning within wider professional contexts. Year two Dive deeper. You'll extend your understanding of programming to object-oriented techniques, and learn methods of organising and manipulating data. Content on human-computer interaction takes a close look at how people use digital systems, while optional modules in responsive web design and data visualisation expose methods of presenting information effectively on a range of media platforms. Year three Showcase your talent. You'll leverage your computing and design skills to develop two extended computing projects – one made individually, and one co-created within our in-house Innovation Lab. These major projects are complemented with specialist modules in machine learning or physical computing – each of which adds flavour and flair to your portfolio and graduate skill set.

Assessment method

BSc (Hons) Computing is almost entirely coursework-assessed. You’ll deliver a varied and balanced collection of artefacts including prototype software, experiment collections, interfaces, interactive experiences, and design portfolios. Project work is supported by contextual essays, reflective commentaries, reports, tests, pitches and presentations.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeCP11
Institution code B20
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
A level CCC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM BTEC – Extended Diploma – Merit, Merit, Merit (MMM).
Access to HE Diploma M: 15 credits P: 45 credits Access to HE courses – typical offers for applicants with Access to HE will be the Access to HE Diploma or Access to HE Certificate (60 credits, 45 of which must be Level 3, including 15 at merit or higher).
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 26 points International Baccalaureate – minimum of 26 points are accepted.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Our undergraduate fees for 2020/21 entry are not yet available.
Computing at Bath Spa University - UCAS