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BSc (Hons)

Computer Science

3 Years
September 2022
Campus Taught
Foundation Entry

Computers have become an essential part of our daily lives. There has never been a better time to design and develop the systems and software that we use in everyday life. This Computer Science degree will prepare you for the many computer science jobs in the future.

The digital revolution is here. Household appliances and vehicles can connect to the internet using software. This rapid data communication provide exciting opportunities for the development of new applications. Our BSc Computer Science degree will prepare you for exactly that.

You will study the theoretical aspects of computer science like computational thinking. You’ll apply your understanding to developing solutions to problems using artificial intelligence.

You'll learn software development, including databases and user interface design. Also, you can choose optional modules to study other subjects of interest.

Why study with us

  • After completing your second year you can undertake a one year industrial placement. Most of these are UK-based, but our students have worked as far afield as Europe, Australia, Japan and the USA.
  • You’ll benefit from our international research expertise in user experience, computer security, software engineering and agile project management.
  • There’s an emphasis on software development, including databases and user interface design, and optional modules covering everything from Artificial Intelligence (AI) to the Internet of Things.

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What you'll do

  • There’s an emphasis on practical work. You’ll develop technical skills including programming, data structure, developing databases and distributed systems.
  • You’ll apply your software development skills to the challenge of developing interactive games using 3D graphics while working with clients and other developers.
  • You’ll manage software projects, apply industry-standard software development techniques to modern applications, and learn to program effectively in C++.

Module Overview

Course Delivery

Following the pandemic, we have found that some courses benefit from a blended learning and teaching approach. Therefore, the majority of your teaching will be face-to-face on campus aside from a small amount of online teaching where we have learnt it works best.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

Computer Science facilities

Careers in computer science

Qualifying as a Computer Scientist will open doors to a huge range of careers and enable you to make your mark as the digital revolution as it transforms every aspect of the world around us.

The skills you develop could help you to enjoy a successful career in the computing industry in roles such as software architecture and development, database administration, data analytics, mobile application development and IT consultancy.

You’ll be ready for employment in just about any area which requires a technical specialist, including business, finance and the biomedical industry.

Or you could continue your studies with a postgraduate course. We offer MSc courses in Computing or IT Security, an MRes in Child Computer Interaction or User Experience Design, or a research degree: MSc (By Research), MPhil or PhD.

Fees and Funding

Full-time£9250 per year
Sandwich year£1000 for the sandwich year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
Full-time£14000 per year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
Full-time£14000 per year
Full-time£9250 per year
Sandwich year£1000 for the sandwich year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
Full-time£14250 per year

Scholarships and Bursaries

We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country and see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Psychology and Computer Science located in the Faculty of Science and Technology

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information

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