BSc Computer Science

University of Derby
Program overview
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
English

Start dates
Derby
September 2023

Derby
September 2024

Derby
September 2025
University of Derby

About this program

BSc Computer Science

You can choose from two pathways; BSc (Hons) Computer Science (Software Development) or BSc (Hons) Computer Science (Networks and Security) pathway.

Our Computer Science degree with a Software Development pathway or a Networks and Security pathway is highly technical with a strong focus on the most important skills within the subject areas. Our Software Development pathway focuses on computer programming, with an emphasis on practical techniques underpinned by theory and informed by research. The Networks and Security pathway is based on a recognised industrial certification in Networks. There is a common first year with specialist modules in your second and final year – this approach gives you the time to understand which area you’re interested in most to help you decide which pathway to choose at the end of your first year.

In Computer Science (Software Development) you will:

  • Harness cutting-edge software development tools in our industry-standard laboratories
  • Learn from experienced computer scientists who have strong industry links

In Computer Science (Networks and Security) you will:

  • Study an industry-recognised CISCO Certified Network Associate syllabus
  • Learn from experienced computer network specialists and ex-industry professionals

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Admission requirements

BA/BSc (Hons)

2022 entry

These are the typical qualification requirements for September 2022 entry.

  • UCAS points - 112-120
  • A Level - BBB-BBC
  • BTEC - DDM-DMM
  • GCSE - GCSE Maths and English Grade 4/Grade C (or above) or equivalent qualification
  • Access to HE - Pass Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits: 45 at Level 3 with a minimum of Distinction: 15, Merit: 24, Pass: 6

English language requirements

IELTS: 6.0 (with at least 5.5 in each skills area)

2023 entry

These are the typical qualification requirements for September 2023 entry.

  • UCAS points - 112-120
  • A Level - BBB-BBC
  • T Level - Merit
  • BTEC - DDM-DMM
  • GCSE - GCSE Maths and English Grade 4/Grade C (or above) or equivalent qualification
  • Access to HE - Pass Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits: 45 at Level 3 with a minimum of Distinction: 15, Merit: 24, Pass: 6

English language requirements

IELTS: 6.0 (with at least 5.5 in each skills area)


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Program content

Year 1

  • Introduction to Computer Science
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Programming 1
  • Foundations of Computer Science
  • Programming II
  • Networking Fundamentals

Year 2 (Software Development pathway)

  • Networks and Security
  • Databases
  • Team Project
  • Graphics I
  • Application Development

Year 2 (Networks and Security pathway)

  • Networks and Security
  • Databases
  • Team Project
  • Network Routing and Switching
  • Ethical Hacking

Year 3 (Software Development pathway)

  • Independent Studies
  • Systems Programming
  • Language Design and Implementation
  • Data Mining and Foundations of AI

Year 3 (Networks and Security pathway)

  • Independent Studies
  • Security Protocols
  • Advances in Wireless Networks
  • Distributed Networks

Scholarships & funding

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

Tuition

Tuition Fees

Full time

  • UK - £9,250 per year
  • International - £14,045 per year

Qualification

UCAS points: 112-120 (September 2022 entry)

Career paths

The Computing industry is growing, and you can be a part of it. It is predicted that job opportunities within Computer Sciences in the East Midlands region will increase by 18.3%, in Derbyshire by 12.8% and by 6.3% nationally between 2017 and 2024. *

By 2024 the biggest growth in occupations in this area is forecast to be for Programrs and software development professionals, Information technology and telecommunications professionals and IT project and Program managers. Insight indicates that some of the top ‘hard skills’ employers look for in candidates include programming languages such as SQL, Javascript, C# and the top ‘soft skills’ include communication, management and infrastructure. *

You can be assured that our Computing courses are employment focused with industry-standard technologies that ensures when you graduate you will have the skills and confidence to secure the right role in this expanding and exciting industry. You will take part in team projects set by industry as well as the opportunity to take a placement year, so that along with your Computing ability, your skill set is well-rounded.

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University of Derby

Kedleston Road
DE22 1GB Derby
UK

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www.derby.ac.uk


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