Anglia Ruskin University has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
Study in the heart of ‘Silicon Fen’, home to firms like ARM, Sony and Microsoft. Explore the key theories and technologies of
computing. Develop skills in designing and building systems to the latest specifications. Gain the skills employers are looking
for, and choose from a range of exciting career options.
Your course has a new home in Compass House, which extends our campus along East Road. With the latest technology at your
fingertips, you'll be able to collaborate with other students on innovative projects to hone your skills.
Computer scientists don’t use computers like most of us do. Instead, they use them as tools to address important scientific
questions, and to solve real world-problems. Computing can be amazingly diverse, including computer design, graphics,
artificial intelligence, gaming, software engineering, programming and applications development.
Our course has been designed to offer you a wide choice of career options when you graduate. As you study, you can choose to
focus on the core elements of computer science, or to specialise in areas such as software development, mobile applications,
computer security, cloud computing, network administration and technical support.
You’ll benefit from being based in Cambridge, home to the largest cluster of technology firms in Europe. Recently named the
'Best UK city to work in' you'll have lots of opportunities to gain relevant work experience locally and after graduation can expect
an average salary of £35,000 (Glassdoor 2016). You'll also benefit from talks with industry experts (Citrix, ARM, Atom, Jagex,
Sony, Compare the Market, Microsoft Research, etc.) who are regularly invited to give guest lectures and seminars.
You’ll spend lots of time in our computing labs, including a Cisco lab with hands-on routing and switching equipment and our
virtual Netlab, offering 24/7 remote access to our Cisco equipment. You’ll have access to Microsoft Imagine Premium’s
professional developer and designer tools, VMware IT Academy’s virtualisation software and tools, plus mobile devices for
testing and developing mobile applications.
It’s not just about technical skills, though. You’ll learn to work effectively as a team member and become an independent thinker
and a creative problem-solver who's aware of the social, moral and ethical issues relating to the impact of computers on our
lives. You’ll also be given the opportunity to participate in computing related social and educational activities with your peers.
Students have previously taken a day trip to Bletchley Park as part of their course.
How to apply
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Cambridge Campus|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
5 GCSEs at grade 3, or grade E, or above, plus evidence of having attempted two years of post-GCSE study.
If you have achieved a minimum of 1 A level (or equivalent), you will be exempted from the two-year post-GCSE requirement (as stated above) but must still hold the baseline requirements of 5 GCSEs (as stated above).
If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 5.5 (Academic level with at least 5.5 in each of the four components) or equivalent English language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|EU||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|England||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Scotland||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Wales||£9,250 *||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.