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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. This Computer Science degree will prepare you for the many computer science jobs 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 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

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.

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.

Fees and funding

Full-time£9250 per year
Sandwich year£1000 for the sandwich year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
Full-time£14250 per year
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
Sandwich year£2,000 for the sandwich 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 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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