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

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      £ 9,250 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      £ 13,300

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    The IT and Computer Science sector is one of the fastest growing in the UK and all around the world, virtually assuring all qualified graduates of access to a profitable, challenging and fulfilling career in a wide range of specialty roles. Not only do local businesses snap up virtually all of the graduates the UK produces every year, but overseas business and industry also recruits heavily from many UK schools.

    The University of Winchester offers a BSc in Computer Science which benefits from the school’s unwavering reputation for rigorous training and complete attention to detail. It shares close links with organisations like the BCS, Cisco Networking Academy and the EnCase Academic Programme.

    In addition to what you learn in the classroom, you’ll gain practical skills in computing, network design and architecture, programming, user experience or app coding by participating in a range of group and individual projects throughout the degree program.

    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, or up to six years if taken at part time.  

    Year 1 Modules Include:

    • Business Expertise 1
    • Data Structures and Operating Systems
    • Database Analysis and Design
    • Information Systems and Organisations
    • Innovative Systems
    • Introduction to Cyber Security and Networks
    • Introduction to Software Development
    • System and Software Analysis and Design

    Year 2 Modules Include:

    • Integrated Project
    • Network Security
    • Object Orientated Software Development
    • Risk Management and Cyber Security
    • Software Testing
    • Optional Credits – various

    Placement year (Optional)

    Though optional, you are strongly urged to take advantage of this opportunity to spend a year working in industry. Not only will this ensure that you learn practical skills, it will look amazing on your CV, boosting your employability dramatically.

    Year 3 Modules Include:

    • Computing Project
    • Cyber Law and the Regulation of the Information Society
    • Distributed Systems
    • Penetration Testing
    • Optional Credits – various

    Learning & Teaching

    You’ll be taught via large lectures and smaller, more interactive seminars where you’ll be encouraged to discuss what you’ve learned in lecture within a group of your peers. Your workload in year one will feature around 288 hours of teaching, learning and assessment, as well as approximately 912 hours of independent learning. Year 2 works out to approximately 240 hours of teaching and assessment with the remaining and 960 hours in independent study. Your final year is typically divided between 216 hours of teaching, learning and assessment with 984 hours of independent learning.

    Career Possiblities

    Recent graduates of Winchester’s BSc degree in Computer Science are now working as Applications Analysts, Information Systems Engineers, Software Developers and a wide range of Cyber Security roles, among many other possibilities. This degree is designed specifically to improve your employability by giving you many highly transferrable skills as well. As a result, some 94% of graduates find employment or enter into higher degree programs within 6 months of successful completion.

    Entry Credit

    Successful completion will result in a 3 year BSc degree.

    Applicants must typically have earned 112+ UCAS Tariff Points or the international equivalent. 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. An IELTS score of 6.0 overall and at least 5.5 in writing would qualify, for example.

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