Computer Science

De Montfort University

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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Computer Science BSc (Hons) at De Montfort University will provide you with the theoretical principles and practical techniques to pursue a career in a rapidly developing age of technical computing. The course will teach you the major themes of technical computing, including software development, database design and web technologies, theoretical and practical foundations, computer security, and an awareness of professional practice and social responsibility. You will learn the practical and theoretical aspects of programming language concepts, software design methods; secure web systems, computer architecture and computer networks. The course is accredited by the BCS (Chartered Institute for IT), which ensures that you gain industry-standard training and skills and are prepared for employment upon graduation. 100% of our Computer Science graduates from summer 2017 are in work or further study after graduating, working for companies such as ITN, Hewlett Packard (HP), IBM, Microsoft, BT, RBS, HSBC, Leicestershire County Cricket Club and Experian, according to the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) 2016-17 report.

Course details


First year Computer Programming I Computer Programming II Computer Ethics Computer Law and Cyber Security Computer Systems Computer Networks Mathematics for Computing Database Design and Implementation Second year modules: Software and Security Management Object Oriented Design Object Oriented Development Web Application Development Agile Team Development Data Structures and Algorithms Concurrent and Parallel Algorithms Introduction to Research Third year modules: Computing Project . Systems Building: Methods Optional modules: Rigorous Systems . Fuzzy Logic and Knowledge Based Systems Secure Web Application Development Web Application Penetration Testing Telematics Multi-Service Networks 1 Multi-Service Networks 2 Functional Software Development Front-End Web Development Interaction Design Database Management and Programming Information Technology Services Practice Computer Ethics and Privacy Data Mining Big Data and Business Models

Assessment method

You will also choose from a variety of optional modules to complete the final year. Available options may change from year to year. In the first year, you will have timetabled taught sessions for approximately 13-15 hours each week, split across a variety of lectures, small group activities and practical laboratory work. You will have a variety of assessment methods including short tests and report writing. In the second year the emphasis moves towards more substantive practical assignments using modern software development techniques. In the final year the individual software development project forms a major part of the practical assessment. Many of the modules are also assessed using formal examinations which are held at the end of the year.

How to apply

Application deadlines

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

15 January

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Application codes

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

Course codeG400
Institution code D26
Campus nameLeicester Campus
Campus codeY

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 112 points from at least 2 A-Levels Five GCSEs 9-4 including English Language and Mathematics or equivalent.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM

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 £14250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note that fees for subsequent years of study for continuing students are subject to an annual review. Any increase in fee will be in line with RPI-X (linked to the retail price index) and the fee cap set by the Government.
Computer Science at De Montfort University - UCAS