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BSc (Hons)


3 Years
September 2022
Campus Taught
Foundation Entry

On our challenging and practical accredited BSc (Hons) Computing course you’ll examine the application of innovative technology to solve commercial and industrial computing problems.

Your first year will be spent developing essential skills alongside students on our other Computing degree courses. After that you’ll get the opportunity to switch to a more specialised course of your choice or carry on, focusing on your choice of two routes from Business, Internet and Cloud, Networking, Security or Software Development.

We’ll give you lots of opportunities to show off your technical skills and gain vital work experience to boost your employability.

Why study with us

  • This course has accreditations leading to MBCS and CITP exemption from The British Computer Society (BCS), The Chartered Institute for IT. All graduates from this course are eligible to become Professional members (MBCS), with no further assessment.
  • A real highlight of the course is our ‘Computing Challenge’, an annual competition where you’ll work as teams to develop a new app and use it in a competitive yet supportive environment.
  • After completing your second year you can undertake a 48-week sandwich placement in industry – most are based in the UK, but there are opportunities to work abroad as well.

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What you'll do

  • No previous computing experience is required on this course. We’ll help you develop all the essential skills you need for a successful career.
  • We’ll develop your technical, business and people-oriented skills so that when you graduate, you’ll be career-ready.
  • If you’re a part-time student we’ll try to make sure that your timetabled classes are in blocks, freeing up the rest of your time for independent study, work, childcare, etc.

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.

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Come and discover why our campus is the perfect place for you. You can ask current students about their experiences and immerse yourself in campus and accommodation tours.

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  • 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.

Future careers

This qualification can open doors to a huge range of careers and enable you to make your mark in the digital revolution as it transforms every aspect of the world around us.

Depending on which areas you choose to specialise in, you could pursue a wide range of careers, including analysing clients’ business requirements and specifying appropriate IT systems, designing and managing networks, or developing multimedia, databases or high-performance software.

Our graduates are working for major organisations including BAE and NATO. Others have gone on to teach in primary, secondary, further and higher education.

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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