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Learn how to develop the next generation of software tools and systems, and gain the knowledge and techniques required to design and exploit computer technology.
This programme is designed for those with a passionate interest in technology, and wish to progress to careers such as software engineer, system administrator, data scientist, financial analyst, app developer, or IT consultant.
The placement year in industry enables you to build contacts whilst developing your skills and professional confidence.
The BSc (Hons) in Computer Science (with placement year) draws on our outstanding research strengths and expertise. As one of the oldest computing departments in the UK, we have a strong heritage within the subject.
This programme shares a common first year with all our other Computer Science programmes (Computer Science for Games, Business, Cyber Security, and Software Engineering), allowing you to transfer between them before the start of the second year if you feel an alternative course suits your emerging interests or career aspirations better.
This course is accredited by the British Computer Society for full CITP (Chartered IT professional) and partial CSci status.
All of our Computing courses share a common first year, allowing transfer between them before the start of the second year. Our first year modules cover foundation topics including introductory computer programming, internet technologies, professional skills and more.
The second year also includes many modules common to all of our courses, further strengthening core and fundamental knowledge required by all Computing graduates. The second year also introduces course specific modules and our flagship Enterprise Pro module which embeds industry projects within your course, giving you significant real world experience of designing and developing a solution to an industry proposed problem, within a supervised and academically supported team.
Our final year is where you will further develop your computing and business skills allowing you to launch your career. The course includes a final year project as well as further specialist content and the opportunity to take an elective module to really personalise your degree.
Computer Architecture and Systems Software (core)
Fundamentals of Programming (core)
Internet Technologies (core)
Mathematics for Computing (core)
Software Design & Development (core)
Technical and Professional Skills (core)
Computational Modelling and Artificial Intelligence (core)
Computer Communications and Networks (core)
Data Structures and Algorithms (core)
Data Structures and Algorithms (core)
Database Systems (core)
Enterprise Pro (core)
Numerical Analysis (core)
Final Year Project (core)
Large Scale Data Driven Applications (core)
Neural Networks and Fuzzy Systems (core)
AI for Games (option)
Foundations of Cryptography (option)
Mobile Applications (option)
Numerical Methods and Computer Graphics (option)
Principles of Security Technologies (option)
Software Verification (option)
Most modules use a mixture of formal lectures, practical lab sessions, tutorials and seminars. Some modules involve supervised group work, usually with an assigned academic staff member for each group. All modules require students to undertake independent study, supported through distance learning technologies such as our Virtual Learning Environment. Reading lists and suggested resources for independent study provide further direction for students to undertake this work, and regular contact hours and informal feedback throughout the courses provide opportunities for further guidance for learners. Assessments for modules mostly take the form of practical coursework, lab tests and written exams, with all forms being well represented throughout all years of the course across all modules
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT
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.
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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
|UCAS Tariff||112 points||112 UCAS tariff points to include 1 GCE Advanced Level or equivalent and GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C/grade 4 or equivalent.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM|
|Access to HE Diploma||As UCAS tariff|
|Scottish Higher||As UCAS tariff to include at least one Advanced Scottish Higher|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||112 UCAS tariff points and Higher Level grade 3 or Standard Level grade 4 in English and Maths.|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||112 UCAS tariff points to include 5 Higher Level Subjects and Ordinary Level English and Maths at grade O4|
The University welcomes applications from students with a wide range of qualifications from the UK and overseas, including combinations of qualifications. To check whether your qualifications meet the entry requirements for this course, please contact the University.
English language requirements for International and EU applicants:
The standard University requirement is IELTS 6.0 with no sub-test less than 5.0 (or equivalent). However, if you require a Tier 4 (student) visa to study you will need to meet the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) department's requirement which is currently IELTS 6.0 with no sub-test less than 5.5. Conditional offers to international students will be made on this basis.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|EU||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|International||£18,420 *||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.