Computer Science BSc

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Computer Science BSc

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Bachelor

    • Duration:

      3 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

    • Start Date:

      16 September 2019

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      £ 9,250 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      £ 12,500

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    Staffordshire University’s BSc in Computer Science is a great way to start a rewarding career in a field which has been in high demand for decades – and shows no signs of slowing down. Commercial and industrial organisations all over the world need skilled computer science graduates in ever growing numbers.

    In this program, you’ll gain a general overview of the field, the technologies that characterise it and the theory which informs it. You’ll also learn the cutting edge techniques which will put you in a position to start inventing the future, one piece of code or network architecture at a time.

    You can remain a generalist, learning all aspects of Computer Science equally, or you can choose a specialisation for yourself from Programming, Systems Analysis, Systems Design, Web Development or a number of other options. You can also take a year in work placement, which will improve your employability dramatically.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    This degree program is typically delivered over 3 years at full time.

    You have the option of taking a year in placement, which would make it a 4 year program. It is highly advisable to take a year in industrial placement between years 2 and 3, as this will give you critical real-world work skills, and allow you to start building your own professional network. It is even possible that your placement hosts will offer you a position after graduation, if you truly impress them with your ability and attitude.

    Year 1

    You’ll begin by learning the basics of Computer Science.

    Modules:

    • Software Development and Application Making
    • Digital Technologies
    • Networking Concepts and Cyber Security
    • Web Development and Operating Systems

    Year 2

    In addition to the core modules below, you will select a number of optional modules that appeal to your interests and intended career path.

    Modules:

    • Commercial Computing
    • Databases and Data Structures

    Year 3

    In addition to more elective modules, you’ll complete a substantial CS project in your final year.

    Modules:

    • Final Year Project
    • Data science and Advanced Data Management

    Learning & Teaching

    Taught modules will include large lectures and smaller seminars. They will often also include skills workshops and practical laboratory work, depending on the subject matter of the module in question. Seminars pick up where the lectures leave off, allowing groups of 16 to 18 students to drill much deeper into the material than is possible in a large lecture hall. You will have several opportunities to test yourself with practice assessment before the final assessment.

    Career Possiblities

    Recent graduates of Staffordshire’s BSc in Computer Science have become Computer Programmers, Information Security Analysts, Web Developers, Network Architects, Systems Analysts, Hardware Engineers, Database Administrators and Software developers with large and small companies all over the UK and abroad. You’ll be highly in demand no matter what, but you can increase your edge when competing for the most desirable roles by completing a year in industrial placement learning specific industry skills.

    Entry Credit

    Successful completion will result in a 3 year BSc degree.

    Applicants must typically have earned 112 UCAS Tariff Points, but other qualifications are also accepted. The full list of accepted qualifications can be found here.

    All classes are taught in English, and international students will be required to show proficiency in English by scoring well on an approved test.

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