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Computer Science

Study Computer Science and prepare yourself for an exciting career at the forefront of the digital revolution. Our innovative approach to teaching and learning means you’ll graduate with the technical, entrepreneurial and social skills needed to succeed in the demanding industry of computer science.

We have a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees suitable for you to ensure you are adequately skilled for this growing industry.

Our common computer science modules at the start of your undergraduate study give you the flexibility to transfer to other specialist courses in the second year. Find your niche in a range of areas, from Computer Science, Games Development, Software Engineering, Network Technology, Cyber Security to Forensic Computing.

All our undergraduate courses begin with a team challenge; an exciting project that integrates different technical aspects of computer science. Throughout your studies, you’ll benefit from engagement in competitions and research projects, use specialist laboratories and software, and equip yourself with practical skills and knowledge. Taught by a passionate team of experienced lecturers, many of whom are still active and influential in the industry.

You’ll be prepared for a career in a rapidly changing subject that, thanks to new ideas, applications, security threats and constantly evolving technology, is a fascinating area to work in.

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Why choose us?

  • Our courses have accreditation leading to (British Computer Society) MBCS, (Certified Information Technology Professional) CITP and partial CEng exemption from professional computing body The British Computer Society.*

  • We have produced numerous finalists and winners at the Aardvark Swift ‘Search for a Star’ nationwide competition, judged by leading games industry representatives.

  • You can take a one-year industrial placement after completing your second year. Most placements are UK-based, but opportunities exist for global placements.

*All our new computer science courses have initial accreditation with BCS and will be fully accredited on completion of the first cohort.

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Future Careers and Opportunities

We place a strong emphasis on your employability and offer a one-year industry-based placement after the completion of your second year. Most placements are UK-based, but we regularly place students in English-speaking workplaces elsewhere in Europe and sometimes further afield such as Australia, Japan and the USA. Placements have included companies such as D3T in Cheshire and Fujitsu in Germany. It is also possible to study a year of the course at a university abroad.

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