Wirral Metropolitan College

Computer Science Wirral Metropolitan College Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of Chester


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Course summary

Students are introduced to a range of computing and information systems concepts, theories and associated applications. The course will help you to develop practical and networking skills, gain confidence in the use and design of software and enhance your analytical, team-working and communication skills. Students will be introduced to a range of computing and information systems concepts, theories and associated applications. Students will be required to participate in work placement in each year.

Course details


This course introduces you to a range of computing and information systems concepts, theories and associated applications. You will be required to participate in work placement in each year. The course will help you to:
•Develop practical skills
•Develop networking skills
•Gain confidence in the use and design of software
•Enhance your analytical, team working and communications skills

Level 4:
•Emerging technologies
•Data Communications and Networking Technologies (CCNA)
•Continuing professional development (120 hours work experience)
•Introduction to programming
•Systems analysis
•Web Design

Level 5:
•Project management
•Relational databases
•Operation and management of Local Area Networks (CCNA)
•Continuing professional development (150 hours work experience)
•Further programming
•Advanced web design

Assessment method

This course will be assessed by a combination of methods e.g. portfolios, projects, reports, research, case studies, poster displays, presentations, work-based assessments and examinations.

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 G500
Institution code W73
Campus name Twelve Quays Campus
Campus code 1

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

Candidates need to have 3 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including English and maths, plus a minimum of 48 UCAS points from any of the following courses:
•BTEC Nationals
•AS/A2 - A Levels
•Alternatively an NVQ Level 3 or equivalent or a pass in an appropriate kite-marked Access to Higher Education course Where possible an academic or vocational reference will be required to ensure suitability for this level of course.

Experienced candidates who do not meet the above admissions requirements will be considered for entry if they can demonstrate that they have relevant vocational practice, motivation and personal qualities appropriate for foundation degree level work.

If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.

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


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £7,500 Year 1
EU £7,500 Year 1
England £7,500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7,500 Year 1
Scotland £7,500 Year 1
Wales £7,500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note, this fee is the cost per year. For Higher Education (HE) courses, student loans are available to most students undertaking a degree, foundation degree, HNC / HND or teacher training programme. Visit https://www.gov.uk/browse/education/student-finance for details. For students to be eligible for funding from Student Finance England, they must be studying on an eligible course at a provider registered with the Office for Students (OfS).The OfS is the new independent regulator for higher education in England and all higher education providers need to register with the OfS for their students to be eligible for student support in the 2019-20 academic year. The OfS will start publishing providers on its Register from July 2018. We have made an application to register and expect a decision by September 2018. No provider will be able to confirm whether student support is available until it has a decision from the OfS. Visit www.officeforstudents.org.uk for more information. International HE fees - Wirral Met College does not currently hold a Tier 4 licence to sponsor applicants who need a student visa to allow them to study in the UK, we are therefore only able to proceed with applications from those with current status which allows study.

Provider information

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Wirral Metropolitan College
Conway Park Campus
Europa Boulevard
CH41 4NT

Course contact details

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Student Advisers

0151 551 7777

Fax: 0151 551 7001