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Computer Science

Liverpool Hope University
Program overview
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
English

Start dates
Liverpool
October 2023

Liverpool
October 2024

Liverpool
October 2025
Computer Science

About this program

Computer Science

Computer Science is all about new ideas, new opportunities and fresh thinking. There is no other discipline that can be applied to so many different areas and have such a profound impact on all aspects of society. The dynamism of this exciting subject is reflected in this degree through the study of a range of topics including networks, robotics, the Internet, and mobile and embedded computing and cutting-edge technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality.

Study this degree with us and you will acquire practical skills that are highly sought after by industry, such as programing in C, C++, Java, Lua, Python, JavaScript and C#. Computer science-related jobs are not only appealing in their versatility, earning potential and demand, computer science has a wide-reaching social impact, posing many ethical questions, and these issues are examined at various points during the three years of study.

Computer Science is not only intellectually challenging, it is also THE most creative of subjects. As such the staff in the department will provide you with close academic and practical support. All staff in the Department are research active and have a varied background in a diverse range of interests, and this enhances your experience by providing a rich curriculum with exposure to multiple approaches and areas of research. If you are enthusiastic, inventive and looking to shape the future, or if you’re looking to leverage your love of technology to make a difference this degree is for you. Rest assured. Computer Science is an incredible career choice for someone who wants to change the world.

The course is ranked 3rd in the UK for course satisfaction, value added (Guardian University Guide 2022) and for teaching quality (Times Good University Guide 2021).

Admission requirements

  • A-Levels - BBC
  • UCAS Tariff Points - 112 UCAS Tariff points must come from a minimum of two A Levels (or equivalent). Additional points can be made up from a range of alternative qualifications
  • BTEC - DMM
  • Access to HE - 112 Tariff Points
  • IB - 28
  • Irish Leaving Certificate - 112 Tariff Points from Higher Level qualifications only
  • Welsh Baccalaureate - This qualification can only be accepted in conjunction with other relevant qualifications
  • Subject Requirements - No specific subject requirements

International entry requirements

IELTS - 6.0 overall (with reading and writing at 6.0) and no individual score lower than 5.5. We also accept a wide range of International Qualifications.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Year One

Your first year of study will be a broad introduction to Computer Science with a focus on developing the theoretical knowledge, problem solving and practical skills that underpin Computer Science. In addition, the following fundamental computer science topics will be covered:

  • Computer Systems
  • Algorithm Design
  • programing
  • Computational methods

You will use various programing environments to create programs, applications and also controlled electronic devices to develop the principles of computational thinking along with the study of computer systems, from digital logic and electronics through Java and C programing, up to using a physics engine to create a computer game.

Year Two

In your second year, you will develop a broader understanding and knowledge of the theoretical and practical aspects of Computer Science, reflecting on more specialist areas within the discipline. Specific topics will be covered in greater depth with an emphasis on programing and applications development, and database technology. Other topics studied include:

  • Computer Networks
  • Operating systems
  • Website Development

Year Three

Your final year will focus on your dissertation in an area of your choice, but you will also study topics such as software engineering, innovations in Computer Science, and computer security and communications. Other topics studied include:

  • Immersive technologies (VR/AR and MR)
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Advanced Web Technologies
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition

The tuition fees for the 2022/23 academic year are £9,250 for full-time undergraduate courses.

If you are a student from the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands, your tuition fees will also be £9,250.

The International Tuition fees for 2022/23 are £12,500.

Qualification

Accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional

Accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for Incorporated Engineer and partially meeting the academic requirement for a Chartered Engineer

Accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT for the purposes of partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional

Applies to Single Honours only

Applies only to the following course combinations:

  • Computer Science and Accounting & Finance
  • Computer Science and Business Management
  • Computer Science and Criminology
  • Computer Science and Education
  • Computer Science and Law
  • Computer Science and Media & Communication
  • Computer Science and Music Production
  • Computer Science and Psychology
  • Computer Science and Tourism

Career paths

A degree in Computer Science will make you highly employable having developed practical skills as well as having studied the theoretical aspects of the subject. This degree will enable you to consider a range of careers such as software engineering, systems development and networking, as well as roles that involve the innovative application of computer technology to areas such as computer security or robotics.

Our recent graduates have found posts working as Technical and Systems Engineers, software analysts and software engineers in organisations such as Airbus, Barclays, Oracle and Microsoft.

Many of our graduates also go on to further study. There are opportunities to study taught Masters as well as Doctoral based qualifications at Liverpool Hope, working with staff on cutting-edge research projects.

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Liverpool Hope University

With a history extending 175 years, Liverpool Hope has developed a strong tradition of scholarship and research in key disciplines. The University places emphasis on bringing together research excellence and top-quality teaching. This research-informed teaching enables our students to develop...


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Why study at Liverpool Hope University

Liverpool Hope University is a vibrant community of scholars, students and support staff. We are proud of our past, confident in our present and ambitious for our future.

With a history extending over 175 years, Liverpool Hope has developed a distinctive ethos that brings together scholarship, research and teaching.

Just one in five UK Higher Education providers achieved the gold standard, which measures excellence in teaching quality, learning environment, and student outcomes - the extent to which all students achieve their educational and professional goals. The city of Liverpool is a wonderful place to study. With a rich culture and heritage and an International airport on the doorstep, why study anywhere else?

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