University Centre West Anglia

Applied Computer Science University Centre West Anglia Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Anglia Ruskin University


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Course summary

Computing is changing our world, the way we work and the way we live. To study computer science is to put yourself at the forefront of both technological and
social change.
This course examines the principles and technologies underpinning the systems that are driving this change. It provides an opportunity to learn about these directly through a combination of classroom theory and practical activities. Within this context, this degree has two main aims. The first is to provide you with a good understanding of the theory, principles and technologies of computer science. The second is to equip you with the skills to apply this knowledge and theory to a range of practical challenges.
The field of computer science offers a wealth of opportunity across a range of specialist fields. The variety of course options offered allows you to finetune
your degree, focusing on areas of interest or to meet the requirements of a favoured career.

Course details


The course offers the following modules: Year 1 - Fundamentals of design - software design methodologies - Introduction to programming - using C# - Computer Systems - how computers work, the CPU, computer logic and CISCO CCNA-RS Semester 1 - Operating Systems - theory and configuration of common OS - Core mathematics for computing Year 2 - Software Engineering - work in teams to solve realistic data processing problem - Object Oriented C++ - further programming using C++ - Database design and implementation - Using MySQL - Network Routing - follows the CISCO CCNA-RS semester 2 syllabus. - Interaction and usability - design of interactive software - Digital security - creating secure systems and networks Year 3 - Undergraduate major project - Artificial intelligence - investigations into programming techniques for Intelligent systems. For more information on the module structure, please go to

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 code G401
Institution code W35
Campus name King's Lynn campus
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 80 points 80 UCAS tariff points from a minimum of 2 A-level subjects or equivalent level 3 qualification (30 level 3 grades at merit grade are required). Applicants must also have a minimum of five GCSEs at grade C (4 points) or above, to include English and maths.

Interview may be required.

Additional entry requirements



Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8,490 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8,490 Year 1
Scotland £8,490 Year 1
Wales £8,490 Year 1

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Provider information

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University Centre West Anglia
Tennyson Avenue
King's Lynn
PE30 2QW

Course contact details

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01553 815449