Computer Science (With Professional Practice Year) at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS

Course summary

From education and healthcare to entertainment and communication, computer science underpins almost every area of today’s increasingly digital world. On this course, you build a strong foundation of understanding before specialising in exciting new fields at the forefront of technological advancement. In addition, you gain the highly desirable critical thinking and practical skills sought after by world-leading employers. Professional Practice Year Take your course over four years and include a Professional Practice Year after your second year of studies. It is an opportunity to apply your learning in the workplace while enhancing your knowledge and skills through fee-free paid practice. It also builds your CV and industry contacts with many students progressing to employment within their practice-year organisation or institution. Course Accreditation/Industry Endorsement

  • This course is fully accredited by the British Computer Society (BSC), the Chartered Institute for IT, meaning you qualify for chartered IT professional (CITP) status once you graduate.
  • Our course is also recognised under the Seoul Accord, meeting international standards for the academic preparation of computing professionals and making your degree relevant to employers worldwide.
Facilities and Specialist Equipment
  • High-tech CCNA Academy computer networking suite.
  • Specialised IT security laboratory.
  • Dedicated computing rooms.
  • Cutting-edge technology such as MATLAB simulation software and virtualised environments.
  • Modern, purpose-built STEM building with bespoke learning spaces and group study hubs.
Partnerships and Collaborations
  • We have partnered with IXL to offer third-year students the opportunity to undertake further Agile project management certification.
Your Student Experience
  • Keep up to date with state-of-the-art technologies, thanks to our blend of theoretical and hands-on learning, informed by the latest industry developments.
  • Study computer systems architecture to better understand hardware, software, networks and operating systems, all of which are required for designing efficient and scalable solutions.
  • Gain the ability to understand and produce software based on critical thinking and logical reasoning alongside developing knowledge of algorithm design and problem solving.
  • Benefit from the expertise of our highly qualified, research-active academics, many of whom act as consultants in their fields.
  • Extend your learning through field trips to sites such as Bletchley Park.
  • Be guided by our dedicated academic success tutors, there to support you through your studies.


Areas of study include:

  • Databases and Computer Networks
  • Fundamentals of Computer Science
  • Mathematics and Concepts for Computational Thinking
  • Principles of Programming and Data Structures
  • Concepts and Technologies of Artificial Intelligence
  • Desktop Applications Development and Software Engineering
  • Operational Information Security Management
  • Systems Development and Modern Database Practices
  • Web Technologies and Platforms
  • Agile Project Management
  • Distributed Service Architectures
  • Undergraduate Project in Computer Science
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Professional bodies

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

  • British Computer Society

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants with other qualifications will be considered. If you would like to check that your qualifications will be accepted please contact the university.

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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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

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