The basis for a wide range of computer-based careers, computer science studies opens up opportunities across all sectors – from software development to systems engineering and everywhere in between. Our course helps you develop the skills, knowledge and experience that will attract employers and help you achieve your computer-based career goals. You also have the option of extending your studies to 4 years and gaining an MComp qualification. You’ll gain an understanding of the key principles of computer science while you develop your programming, system engineering, and project experience skills. You’ll also get the support, encouragement and confidence to put your skills into practice through individual and group projects. Your first year will be entirely project led, ensuring you practice your skills from the very start. In the past our students have worked on projects, creating prototypes for a unique digital self-assessment tool. You’ll have the opportunity to take a year-long, paid work experience placement as part of a four-year study path. We’ll also give you access to industry professionals and work experience opportunities to help you further develop your professional skills. We ensure you get the skills, knowledge and experience that will help you launch a successful computer-based career. During your course, you’ll get personalised support from your Personal Tutor, Student Learning Assistant, and Graduate Academic Assistant. Their first-hand experience in your subject area means they understand how to best support you.
Computer Science BSc/MComp
Our course will help you transform your computing expertise into employment opportunities.
You will develop a thorough grounding in the foundations of computer science through the use of project-led laboratory-based activities. Each project is carefully designed to allow you to learn at your own pace and to build important skills in a carefully-designed and progressive way. Your foundation skills will be complemented with knowledge and practical skills in systems engineering techniques typically used in industry. After your second year you will have the opportunity to take an optional placement year in a computer-based industry. To support you financially while you benefit from industry experience, we will cover your tuition fees for the year. In the final year of your degree, you’ll be able to choose from a wide range of specialist topics in computer science, in addition to completing an individual project with a project supervisor who is a leader in their field.