De Montfort University

Computer Science De Montfort University Degree level: Undergraduate


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Computer Science BSc (Hons) at De Montfort University will provide you with the theoretical principles and practical techniques to pursue a career in a rapidly developing age of technical computing. The course will teach you the major themes of technical computing, including software development, database design and web technologies, theoretical and practical foundations, computer security, and an awareness of professional practice and social responsibility. You will learn the practical and theoretical aspects of programming language concepts, software design methods; secure web systems, computer architecture and computer networks. The course is accredited by the BCS (Chartered Institute for IT), which ensures that you gain industry-standard training and skills and are prepared for employment upon graduation. 100% of our Computer Science graduates from summer 2017 are in work or further study after graduating, working for companies such as ITN, Hewlett Packard (HP), IBM, Microsoft, BT, RBS, HSBC, Leicestershire County Cricket Club and Experian, according to the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) 2016-17 report.

Course details


First year

Computer Programming I
Computer Programming II
Computer Ethics
Computer Law and Cyber Security
Computer Systems
Computer Networks
Mathematics for Computing
Database Design and Implementation

Second year modules:

Software and Security Management
Object Oriented Design

Object Oriented Development
Web Application Development
Agile Team Development
Data Structures and Algorithms
Concurrent and Parallel Algorithms
Introduction to Research

Third year modules:

Computing Project .
Systems Building: Methods

Optional modules:
Rigorous Systems .
Fuzzy Logic and Knowledge Based Systems
Secure Web Application Development
Web Application Penetration Testing
Multi-Service Networks 1
Multi-Service Networks 2

Functional Software Development
Front-End Web Development
Interaction Design
Database Management and Programming
Information Technology Services Practice
Computer Ethics and Privacy
Data Mining
Big Data and Business Models

Assessment method

You will also choose from a variety of optional modules to complete the final year. Available options may change from year to year.

In the first year, you will have timetabled taught sessions for approximately 13-15 hours each week, split across a variety of lectures, small group activities and practical laboratory work. You will have a variety of assessment methods including short tests and report writing.
In the second year the emphasis moves towards more substantive practical assignments using modern software development techniques.
In the final year the individual software development project forms a major part of the practical assessment.
Many of the modules are also assessed using formal examinations which are held at the end of the year.

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 G400
Institution code D26
Campus name Leicester Campus
Campus code Y

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 112 points from at least 2 A-Levels
Five GCSEs 9-4 including English Language and Mathematics or equivalent.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
International £14,250 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

Please note that fees for subsequent years of study for continuing students are subject to an annual review. Any increase in fee will be in line with RPI-X (linked to the retail price index) and the fee cap set by the Government.

Provider information

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De Montfort University
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0116 2078443