University of Huddersfield

Computer Science University of Huddersfield Degree level: Undergraduate


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From sending a text to using the cashpoint, every day we all interact with computers in all sorts of different ways. Computing helps us have more fun, get creative and try out new ideas. It enhances our quality of life and aims to meet the challenges that ongoing advances in technology create. This course helps you build up knowledge and the skills that could be invaluable in the computing industry.

In this course, we aim to help you explore a range of topics, such as,

  • Programming

  • Software engineering

  • Mathematics

  • Mobile computing

We'll look at both the theory and practical side of things to help you develop your abilities, having knowledge of both could make all the difference when you go on to look for employment in this rapidly expanding industry.

Your tutors will encourage you to identify problems, and then work out how to solve them using software. You might get involved in developing software solutions using the latest artificial intelligence (AI). Or perhaps you’ll look at how to use computing applications in engineering or scientific experiments to combat environmental problems.

In Year 1 you’ll follow a core computing programme aimed at giving you a broad understanding. Then from Year 2 on you’ll have the chance to take an option module in each year, this and project based work will help you to tailor your studies according to what interests you the most.

During your studies you’ll be taught through a combination of formal lectures, tutorial groups, practical laboratory work and seminars. The course is partly accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS), which means you will have fulfilled some of the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional, Chartered Incorporated Engineer or Registered IT Technician. Our course also gives you the chance to apply your skills in the real-world with an optional one-year placement, previous students have undertaken placements at companies like IBM, Microsoft, Hewlett Packard, HBOS and British Airways.

Course details


Year 1
Core modules:
Software Design and Development
Computing Science and Mathematics
Hardware and Networks
Studio 1
Project 1

Year 2
Core modules:
Algorithms Processes and Data
Team Project
Relational Databases and Web Integration
Operating Systems and Language Translators
Computational Mathematics 1

Option modules:
Choose one from a list which may include:
Object-Oriented Systems Development
User Experience Design
Embedded Systems
Cyber Security

Year 3 – optional placement year

Final year
Core modules:
Individual Project
Distributed and Client Server Systems
Computational Mathematics 2
Artificial Intelligence

Option modules:
Choose one from a list which may include:
Modern Database Applications
Advanced Web Programming
Parallel Computer Architecture Clusters and Grids
Large-Scale Software Engineering

Assessment method

Assessment is varied and includes coursework, log books, presentations and demonstrations, as well as formal examinations. There are opportunities for group working, in addition to individual assessments.

Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

Professional bodies

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

  • BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT

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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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 120 points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications.
A level BBB
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma M: 45 credits
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 120 UCAS tariff points from International Baccalaureate qualifications.

In addition you must have GCSE English Language or Literature at grade 4 or above and Maths at grade 5 or above, or grade C and B respectively if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme.

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable. Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our Where are you from information pages -

Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £15,500 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

On this course optional field trips may be offered to destinations in the UK, which you would need to pay for if you choose to attend. Previous trips in recent years have included a visit to The National Museum of Computing for 1 day at a cost of £20.00 per student. Other field trips may cost more. Fees may rise by RPI-X, which is set by the Government. We anticipate that we will be able to confirm the exact amount of the 2020/21 tuition fees in the Spring of 2020 and will update these web pages accordingly. The University operates a fair fee policy which offers a guarantee about the costs of studying on your course. Please find out what's included in your tuition fee here - Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK/EU students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and finance - If you are an international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available - Please email the Student Finance Office ( or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

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School of Computing and Engineering - Admissions

+44 (0)1484 473116

Student Recruitment Team

+44 (0)1484 472625