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Problem-solving lies at the heart of Computer Science, making this one of the most exciting and forward-thinking courses you can study.
Computer science underpins almost all the science and technology we rely on in the modern world, responsible for some of the most powerful problem-solving strategies known to mankind – the Internet, smart devices, artificial intelligence, robots and much, much more.
If you are interested in how computers work and are designed, this course enables you to progress from your undergraduate degree straight to a master’s level qualification ready to enter the IT profession on graduation.
With a focus on practical applications in industry, commerce, research and everyday life, students will study a combination of theory and practice in traditional areas of computer science, including programming and algorithms, computer architecture, networking, system design and implementation. We will also examine some of the new and exciting areas of development in this ever-changing field, such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, data science techniques, mobile app development and cryptography in software security.
In your first year, students will gain fundamental knowledge in all areas of the subject, including programming, computer architecture, software system design and usability.
By the end of the second year, you should have learned to write and test programs, work in a development team on a real-world project, build networked systems and have a working knowledge of vital aspects of computer industry in ethics and law.
Optional Placement Year
Following your second year, you will have an option to apply for a one-year professional work placement or study abroad in a partner institution. Past students have undertaken placements working in data analysis at Shell Oil, system development at IBM and technical support at Cummings.
In the third year, we introduce you to the study of computational techniques for analysing and solving more complex problems and large-scale software systems development. You will be able to choose from a broad range of optional modules in topics such as artificial intelligence, concurrent and real time system design, development of enterprise systems and web or mobile app development. The latter enables you to explore and implement mobile phone apps using Android or Apple iOS technology.
You will have the opportunity to demonstrate the knowledge and skills you have previously learned by undertaking an in-depth individual project. This normally involves building an original computer system, which will solve one of a range of challenging problems suggested by an expert in the relevant field. For example, robot navigations, security, wayfinder apps and emotion recognition.
If you choose to progress to the optional Master’s programme, you will acquire specialised knowledge and skills in advanced software design and development, cloud computing and distributed technologies, intelligent information retrieval and machine learning. You will also have the option to study advanced topics in artificial neural networks, evolutionary and fuzzy systems.
For details about individual modules please visit the course page on our website.
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!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|A level||AAB - ABB||to include one from Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Design Technology, Computer Science or Computing. Excludes General Studies.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDD - DDM||in IT or a technical subject.|
|Access to HE Diploma||The Access to HE Diploma to include 30 Level 3 credits in either Maths, Physics, Computer Science or Statistics. Plus GCSE English and Mathematics at grade 4 or above.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||5 GCSEs at grade 4 / C or above to include English and Mathematics.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||31 points||to include one from Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Design Technology or IT at Higher Level.|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Course contact detailsVisit our course page
UK Admissions Office
024 7765 2222
European and International Admissions Office
+44 024 7765 2152