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BSc (Hons) in Computing Course Essentials

Typically studied over three years, the BSc in Computing has a variety of modules, each exploring different core technologies.

Over the duration of the course, you will learn to design, develop, and review a range of new and sophisticated frameworks in existing and emerging computer technologies.


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Key Information

Award:
Degree
Credits:
360
UCAS Course Code:
I107
Course Title:
BSc (Hons) Computing
Duration:
3 or 4 years
Intake Status:
Accepting applications
Study Mode:
Blended learning
Exemptions Available:
No
Course Fees:
See Course Fees and Funding tab
Study Centre:
LON, BIR & MANC Based
Next Open Day:
Tues 4th September
Course details & modules

For each level of this course, you will be taken on an increasingly in-depth journey into the core principles of computing. Each module offers extensive information and insight, leaving you with a complete and systematic understanding of computing and a thorough awareness of developing industry trends.

Modules:

Year 1 –

Professional Development

Computer Technology

Website Design

Database Design

Software Engineering

Information Systems in Organisations

Year 2 –

Data Communications

Systems Analysis & Design

Programming

Quality Systems in IT

Database Implementation

Dynamic Website Development

Year 3 –

Management in IT

Current Trends in Networking

Computer Systems Security

e-Commerce Systems

Computing Project

Please note that the modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change.

Assessments

We use a wide variety of assessment methods, giving you the opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in more ways than one. These could include:

  • Assignments
  • Essays
  • Design documentation
  • Computer-based activities
  • Software development & project work

To support your development and ensure that you’re on the right track with your studies, you’ll receive tutor feedback for every assessment you submit.

If required, your tutor may be able to give you suggestions and tips for improvement and help you understand how to apply your newly acquired skills into real-life settings.

You can get more detailed course information by viewing the Course Specification.

Entry Requirements

This course has standard entry requirements.

To be eligible for this course through the standard entry requirements you must have either:

two subjects at GCE A level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in three subjects at GCSE level or equivalent;
or
completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent.

Don’t meet the standard entry requirements, but have work experience?

We are happy to consider an application from you if you can show us you have the motivation to study the programme.

We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course. We’ll also ask you for references and evidence of relevant work experience.

Don’t have any of the above?

We also offer this course as a four-year degree which includes a foundation year (subject to validation). This first year prepares you for university-level study and is ideal if you don’t have the formal qualifications or work experience detailed above.

Non-native English speaker?
If your prior learning was not taught in English we require IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. Get in touch with any questions.

Please note: candidates who do not have GCSE English or Maths may be required to undertake a numeracy or literacy assessment for entry.

Career impact

What can a computing degree do for me?

Almost anywhere you work, an IT structure will be in place. This means there are career opportunities available for computing graduates in almost every industry.

Completing this degree will leave you in a position to apply for relevant industry roles and IT degrees are frequently listed amongst those which deliver the higher return on investment.

What can I do after uni?

A computing degree could lead to work in one of many roles, including:

  • Software Engineer
  • Application Programmer
  • Systems Analysts & Designers
  • IT Solutions Specialist
  • Web Developer

What do our alumni say?

“I am a freelance programmer and usually that is what I do for a company; no lateral movement, I just go in, do the work and move on to the next project. With the things I have learnt on the course, I can now bring more knowledge on aspects of project management and I can offer my clients a broader experience which could be of use to them.” - Mike Lawns

Fees & Funding

Fees

How much is my course?

2

UK Fees and Funding

The tuition fee for this course is £6,000 per level.

The most common funding for undergraduate UK students is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government.

You can get a loan to cover the full cost of your tuition fees

You only start to pay it back when you are earning over £21,000 a year.

Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

UK students who study our full-time blended learning courses may also be eligible for a Maintenance Loan from the UK Government. This is to help with costs such as food, accommodation and travel. You can find further information here.

If you aren’t looking to fund your course via UK Government Funding you can explore other possible payment options here.

EU/International Fees and Funding

This course is available to people who are already eligible to work or study in the UK. If you are based outside the UK, this course is also available as a distance learning programme.

Study centres

If you study a blended learning programme, you’ll attend classes two or three days a week at your chosen study centre. You can find our study centres in:

  • Tower Hill, London
  • Ealing, London
  • Holborn, London
  • City Centre, Birmingham
  • City Centre, Manchester

Learn more about our study centres here.

If you’re not 100% comfortable with university level study choosing 4 year degree would be a smart choice. The first year is designed to give you the basics needed to successfully complete the rest of the degree as it focuses on essential study skills. You will build your confidence and become a capable, well equipped student who is able to complete the full degree.

The four year degree is perfect for you if:

  • It’s been a while since you studied
  • You don’t feel you did well in previous academic study
  • You want to improve your time management skills
  • You’re not confident in writing assignments and would like some support
  • You want to learn research skill that can support your studies and assignments
  • You want some extra knowledge of the degree subject before beginning the course.

This foundation year is part of the full degree. If you are funding your degree by Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government, your tuition fee for the foundation year will also be covered in this loan.

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