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BSc (Hons)

Computer Science

3 years
September 2024
Foundation year available

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. Our Computer Science degree will prepare you for the many computer science jobs now and in the future.

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 enjoy 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. Optional modules cover everything from Artificial Intelligence (AI) to the Internet of Things.

A day on campus

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Discover our Computer Science courses

What you'll do

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


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.

Gain real work experience through industrial placements

You can take a one-year industrial placement during your studies to increase your employability. Most placements are UK-based, but opportunities exist for global placements.



Jobs with a Computer Science degree

Qualifying as a Computer Scientist will open doors to a huge range of careers. You'll make your mark on the digital revolution as it transforms every aspect of the world around us. 

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The UCLan placement team has been helpful. We had countless presentations, CV workshops, LinkedIn, interview tips and support to prepare us. These sessions were very helpful to understand how competitive the application process was.
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Joel Mtebe
Network Rail placement student
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Fees and funding

Full-time£9,250 per year
Sandwich year£1,500 for the sandwich year
Part-time£1,540 per 20 credits
Full-time£16,500 per year
Full-time£9,250 per year
Sandwich year£1,575 for the sandwich year
Part-time£1,540 per 20 credits
Full-time£17,325 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

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

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


This course is based in the School of Engineering and Computing

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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