Computer Science (with Placement) BSc

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Computer Science (with Placement) BSc

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Bachelor

    • Duration:

      4 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

    • Start Date:

      01 September 2019

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      £ 9,250 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      £ 12,750

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    York St John’s University offers a computer science program which is heavily focused on improving your graduate employment potential. It will not only give you the technical and programming skills you’ll need to make your way as a technician it will give you all of the professional and entrepreneurial skills you’ll need to apply new technologies to the needs of business and industry, to form your own company or organisation, or to rise to a leadership position in a larger company.

    You’ll learn software and hardware development skills, computational science and mathematics, human computer interaction and even advanced concepts like practical artificial intelligence.

    The program includes many opportunities to apply your skills to real world problems, including developing projects to suit live briefs form the university’s industrial and commercial partners and an optional program where you can spend up to a full year in industrial placement, learning real world skills.

    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 program is typically delivered over three years at full time, or 4 with a year in placement.

    Year 1 Modules Include:

    • Computer Systems Fundamentals
    • Mathematics and Problem Solving
    • Programming 1
    • Programming 2
    • Software Engineering
    • Technology in Context

    Year 2 Modules Include:

    • Databases
    • Mobile Application Development
    • Networking
    • Philosophies of Technology
    • Professional Project
    • Programming 3

    Placement Year (optional)

    Opting to take a ‘sandwich’ year in industrial placement may be one of the best moves you can make for your career. It might be paid or unpaid, depending on your choice of host organisation, but no matter what you will learn real world techniques and work processes which you can apply in your later career. Employers highly value this kind of experience, and it is even possible for the placement host to offer students a permanent position after they graduate.

    Year 3 Modules Include:

    • Advanced Web Development
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Cybercrime Security
    • Data Visualisation
    • Human Computer Interaction
    • Internet of Things
    • Major Project
    • iOS Game Development

    Learning & Teaching

    York St John’s University uses a wide range of learning, teaching and assessment techniques. These typically include some lectures, but will me more focused on smaller seminar sessions, tutorials and practical skills workshops in the tech labs. During the first year of the program, learning will be fully guided. However, as you progress you will become more and more responsible for your own independent learning. Support will be available at all levels.

    Career Possiblities

    YSJ’s Computer Science BSc degree program benefits from the same attention to detail and best industry practices which has earned YSJ a phenomenal 97% 6 month graduate employment rate and made it the #23 university in the country for graduate outcomes. In fact, the number of computer science jobs is growing at a rate substantially higher than the national average, so you should have little trouble finding a suitable position.

    Entry Credit

    Successful completion will result in a full BSc degree.

    Students must typically have been awarded 96 UCAS Tariff Points to apply. 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. A good IELTS score would qualify, for example.

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