Computer Science University of Bedfordshire

Computer Science is a complex and wide-ranging subject, and includes the study of computation theory, the design of systems and artificial intelligence. This course shares its first stage with our other related BSc degrees to give you a foundation in the subject while providing a platform for specialist study in the second and third stages. You will concentrate on essential areas such as systems architecture and security, acquire practical programming, modelling and software development skills before focusing on a chosen specialist area for your final stage project.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Luton Campus

  • Start date

    September 2019

  • Duration

    3 years


Course details

Modules

Year 1;

Introduction to Software Development,
Principles of Programming,
Computer Systems Structure,
Fundamentals of Computer Studies
Year 2;

Object Oriented Programming and Software Engineering,
Computer Security and Operating Systems,
Concepts and Technologies of Artificial Intelligence,
Systems Development and Modern Database Practices
Year 3;

Research Methodologies and Emerging Technologies,
Comparative Integrated Systems,
Social and Professional Project Management,
Undergraduate Project

Assessment method

The majority of units are assessed through coursework, group and individual projects, portfolios, essays, presentations or exams. You will also produce software artefacts in the area of your specialism.

Constant feedback and advice from a supervisory or unit team will be provided to support you in your work.

Year 1;

Written exams = 14%
Coursework = 58%
Practical exams = 28%
Year 2;

Written exams = 44%
Coursework = 43%
Practical exams = 13%
Year 3;

Written exams = 14%
Coursework = 86%
Practical exams = 0%


How to apply

Application deadlines

To guarantee the university or college will consider you for this course, you must apply by:

15 January

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code G400
Institution code B22
Campus name Luton Campus

Points of entry

This means the year in which you would like to start the course.

‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.

‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.

You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 80 - 96 points
A level CCE - CCC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma MMP - MMM
Access to HE Diploma 80 - 96 UCAS Tariff points

Applicants with other qualifications will be considered. If you would like to check that your qualifications will be accepted please contact the university.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 * Year 1
EU £9,250 * Year 1
International £11,500 * 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.

Additional fee information

This fee will be confirmed in an offer letter from the University. The fees for 2018 are to be confirmed and the fee quoted is provisional based on the existing 2017 fee.

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