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Computer technology touches many parts of our lives from the way we shop and the cars we drive to our interaction with government. It drives innovation in the sciences, engineering, business, entertainment and education.
A degree in computing can offer you excellent job prospects. Whether you like solving problems, are keen to develop and build new systems or want to work in digital media, we help you gain the skills to do it. Here we provide the flexibility for you to build a degree based on your preferences and needs. BSc Computing allows you to tailor your own degree by choosing from a broad portfolio of modules based on the following four themes:
Each theme has a core of two thirds of the course, but you can choose from a wide variety of modules to make up the remaining third of your course.
If you are a part time student you study final stage modules over two years appropriate to the HND or foundation degree that you are topping up to degree. You study:
You also study a further two modules from the four below depending on your entry qualification:
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You are taught by a combination of lectures and practical sessions in each module. Lectures concentrate on teaching the principles while practical sessions allow you to put these principles into practice. In your final year you undertake a major piece of work in the form of the Final Year Project. This supervised project allows you to explore an area of interest in much greater depth and is an ideal opportunity to build knowledge and skills that will help you on your way to a career.
Assessment across the modules includes a range of examinations, in-course assessments and teamwork. All assessments are designed to suit the requirements of the module and include case studies and technical exercises. Assessments are designed to build on the work you undertake in your modules and contribute to the development of knowledge and skills in a given subject area.
As with most of our degrees you have the opportunity to take an industrial placement year.A placement year offers you a fantastic opportunity to work for a year in the industry, developing knowledge and understanding in a professional environment. You get hands-on experience that will improve your employment prospects when you graduate. Our placements team offer help and support throughout the placement process including guidance on applications and interviews, to help you get a placement that suits you.
The flexibility of the course in allowing you to build your own pathway means that a very wide range of careers is potentially available. The career path you take will be influenced by the choices made during your studies. By choosing appropriate modules and selecting your final year project carefully, you could open career paths as disparate as web designers, programmers, systems analysts, games programmers, multimedia developers and network support. 70% of students were in work/study six months after finishing this course (HESA Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2012).
A typical offer is 280 tariff points from at least two A levels (or equivalent). You're expected to come for an interview.
For additional information please see the entry requirements in our admissions section
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Year 1 core modules (ICT and networks)
Year 1 core modules (Computer science)
Year 1 core modules (Games programming)
Year 1 core modules (Software development and networks)
Year 2 core modules (ICT and networks)
Year 2 core modules (Computer science)
Year 2 core modules (Games programming)
Year 2 core modules (Software development and networks)
Final-year core modules (ICT and networks)
Final-year core modules (Computer science)
Final-year core modules (Games programming)
Final-year core modules (Software development and networks)
Modules offered may vary.
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