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BSc (Hons)

Computer Science

3 Years
September 2023
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. 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.

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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++.

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

Accreditations and memberships

  • We are an Educational Member of the British Computer Society providing benefits to our students such a free BCS membership for the duration of their Computer Science course. This help connections with the tech industry through BCS mentors, enables access to bespoke events with industry experts, as well as interactive career tools include CV writer, interview simulator, personal assessments and e-learning.
  • The BCS are the professional body for computing and provide recognition for professionals in the IT industry. This course has accreditation leading to BCS Professional Member (MBCS), Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP) and partial CEng exemption from the BCS.

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. 

Fees and funding

Full-time£9,250 per year
Sandwich year£1,385 for the sandwich year
Part-time£1,540 per 20 credits
Full-time£14,900 per year
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

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.

  • Care Leaver Bursary

    Our Care Leaver Bursary is for students who need extra support because they have been in care or are estranged from their parents.

    Find out more about Care Leaver Bursary
  • Estranged student support

    Estranged Student Support Bursary is for students who need extra support because they are estranged from their parents.

    Find out more about Estranged student support
  • Dependants Bursary

    Students with financially dependent children may be eligible for our Dependants Bursary as part of our financial support package. 

    Find out more about Dependants Bursary
  • Contextualised Admissions Bursary

    We recognise that the last two years have been very challenging for young people and learning has been impacted. To help support students eligible for a contextualised offer we are offering a bursary of £250 in their first year of study.

    Find out more about Contextualised Admissions Bursary

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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