BSc Computer Science
On this degree, you’ll study computer science with a strong emphasis on practical programming skills. It has a superb graduate employment record and offers the option of a year in industry.
WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?
This Computer Science degree will prepare you for a successful career: 100% of Computer Science graduates were in a professional or managerial role within six months, according to the latest survey*. Our tutors are experienced computer scientists and ex-industry professionals who have great connections and experience.
As well as practical programming skills, you’ll cover areas like computational mathematics, networks and security, databases, graphics, and distributed systems.
*Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey
IS THIS COURSE FOR YOU?
This Computer Science degree will suit you if you’re both creative and mechanically minded, a logical thinker, and have a strong interest in the technical side of computing.
HOW YOU WILL LEARN
There’s a mixture of lectures, tutorials and laboratory work. We focus on developing your practical programming skills using the latest software development tools in labs that are equal to industry’s. The team project in the second year will challenge you to think innovatively and deal with open-ended problems; it will also develop your organisational and negotiating skills.
OPPORTUNITIES AND EXPERIENCES
If you choose to spend your third year on placement, you'll gain vital experience and learn how your knowledge and skills can be applied. This will give you a distinct advantage when applying for graduate jobs.
CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY
There’s a high demand for skills in software development. The majority of computing jobs require software development abilities and experience, so whether you want to be a software engineer, project manager, technical architect or chief technology officer, this degree will help you get there.
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Qualification requirementsQualification Offer Further information UCAS Tariff 120 points Your offer will be based on your predicted grades from your core A2s (full A levels), BTEC Diploma etc. We will accept up to 16 points towards the total from level 3 qualifications such as AS (where those AS levels are not taken on to A2 level), the Extended Project, or Music qualifications. We usually consider an A Level in General Studies as a supplementary qualification. A good application/performance will be taken into account if you do not meet the criteria / offer. A level BBB Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM Access to HE Diploma D: 15 credits
M: 24 credits
P: 6 credits Pass Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits with 45 at Level 3 GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification
English language requirements
IELTS overall score at a minimum of 6.0; with at least IELTS 5.5 in each band (Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing) or another Secure English Language Test(SELT)at CEFR level B2 or above
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Fees and funding
Tuition feesChannel Islands £9,250 Year 1 EU £9,250 Year 1 International £14,045 Year 1 England £9,250 Year 1 Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1 Scotland £9,250 Year 1 Wales £9,250 Year 1
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University of Derby
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