University Centre Peterborough

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Anglia Ruskin University

FdSc Computing and Information Systems

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Course summary

This course is suitable for those who wish to further develop their careers in the IT industry. Work based learning elements are key throughout your studies on the FdSc, and therefore it is ideal for either full-time or part-time study alongside an existing IT position. Computing is changing our world by the way we work and the way we live. To study computer science is to put you at the forefront not just of technological change, but of social change too. This course studies the principles and technologies underpinning the systems that are driving this change. You will study a number of modules designed to promote your professional growth and personal development whilst providing an opportunity to build upon these directly through a combination of work- based learning projects and traditional classroom based study. During your studies you will be encouraged to acquire key practical skills to help you build specialist knowledge within computing. The field of computing offers a wealth of opportunities across a range of specialist fields and the variety of course options on offer means that you can fine-tune your degree to focus on particular areas of interest or to meet the requirements of a favoured career. Employability is a key focus of the FdSc course with guest speakers from industry, real case studies, vocational assignment scenarios and modules that have been developed alongside employers to meet the needs of the local computing industry. Work-based learning modules will encourage you to reflect on and further develop the professional skills gained in the work place. Students and staff also take part the Global Day of Code and Agile Peterborough events, along with regular sessions for meeting professionals and developing agile working practices. The courses at University Centre Peterborough are studied in smaller class sizes compared with other universities, a typical class size is under 30 students.

Course details


Year One core modules: Systems Design and Development Programming and Concepts Maths for Computing Computer Architecture and Networking IT at Work Workplace Practice Year Two core modules: Principles of Digital Security Developing Interactive Web Solutions Advanced Database Design Workplace Project Year Two optional modules: Networking Essentials E-commerce and E-crime Database Driven Websites Design Patterns for Software Engineering OO Programming Development Management of Information Technology The Mobile Web Advanced Network Routing

Assessment method

Assessment is via a mix of work-based projects, assignments, presentations, class and laboratory-based tests. These develop your abilities to solve problems, to communicate effectively, and become self-motivated.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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 codeG020
Institution code P56
Campus nameUniversity Centre Peterborough
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

International applicants

Unfortunately, UCP are currently unable to recruit International Students. We apologise for the inconvenience.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 48 points A levels required; 2 A levels in related subjects. BTEC/Access required; a BTEC National or a full Access Certificate in a related subject. GCSEs required; 3 GCSEs at grade C or above in English, Mathematics and Science.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)65.5 in each element

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8000 Year 1
England £8000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8000 Year 1
Scotland £8000 Year 1
Wales £8000 Year 1
Channel Islands £8000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
FdSc Computing and Information Systems at University Centre Peterborough - UCAS