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School of Mathematics and Computer Science

Computer Science with Sandwich placement

BSc (Hons) Sandwich 4 years

The course aims to produce software developers who can seamlessly make the transition from University to the international computer industry.

The course aims to produce software developers who can seamlessly make the transition from University to the international computer industry.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code G402
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  • Start Date(s) 20 September 2021, 21 September 2020
  • Award BSc (Hons)
  • Study Mode Sandwich
  • Course Length Sandwich (4 years)
  • Campus Location University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton City Campus
  • School School of Mathematics and Computer Science

Why choose this course?

The course aims to produce software developers who can seamlessly make the transition from University to the international computer industry. This is achieved by providing a thorough grounding in the core principles of computer science and integrating these with computer languages, tools, techniques and methodologies used by computer professionals worldwide.

Our Computer Science course offers you the flexibility to pursue areas of particular interest to you such as web, databases, and networking.

Additionally, we will prepare you with the key skills needed to keep abreast of future developments.

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What happens on the course?

Throughout this course you will develop and enhance your skills as a programmer, starting with the essential fundamentals of programming and problem solving. You will learn how to develop software that meets client needs and will have the opportunity to develop a piece of software for your final project.

In addition, you will undertake studies in computer systems engineering and databases. Our course is flexible enough to allow you pursue an area of particular interest to you such as digital media, networks or the internet.

You will also engage in studies focused on developing your academic and employability skills, and you will have ample opportunity to apply your theoretical learning to practical activities.

You will be offered the opportunity to undertake a placement year, where you gain invaluable experience in the workplace before returning to complete your final year. Many students have found this to be a real asset when it comes to finding a job after graduation. 

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Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

A Computer Science degree is an internationally respected qualification which can lead you into such careers as:

  • Software Developer
  • Programmer
  • Software Tester
  • Database Administrator
  • Software Engineer

Our graduates have progressed to careers in a wide range of organisations and institutions across the country, and internationally.

 

You could also choose to continue your studies at postgraduate level or pursue a career in research.

 

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Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

You will be taught by a professional team of lecturers who have significant research and industrial experience. Many of our staff are Fellows and Members of the Industry’s professional body the British Computer Society.

During this course you will be given the opportunity to undertake a placement year, where you will gain invaluable experience in the workplace, before returning to complete your final year. Many students have found this to be a real asset when it comes to finding a job after graduation.

You will learn how cutting edge technology works and how to take advantage of it. You will receive hands-on experience with the latest technologies such as programming multicore processors, GPUs and the embedded microprocessor systems that enable mobile computing.

This course will enable you to demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the essential facts, concepts, principles, theories and practices relating to Computer Science.

You will learn to apply the appropriate tools and methodologies to the design, implementation and evaluation of software systems on a variety of platforms and environments.

In addition you will be given the opportunity to develop a range of transferable skills in such areas as problem solving, communication, project management, working individually and in teams as well as self-management and the ability to gather, synthesise, evaluate and reflect on information from relevant sources.

You will develop a range of personal, organisational and professional skills needed for continuing professional development in Computing in a world wide context.

 

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Sandwich £9250 per year 2020-21
Home Sandwich £9250 per year 2021-22
International Sandwich £12250 per year 2020-21
International Sandwich £12950 per year 2021-22

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

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Students must usually have studied for a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, we will consider applications from mature students who do not have two years of post-16 study, where they have relevant work experience. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.

International entry requirements and application guidance can be found at http://www.wlv.ac.uk/international/apply

English language requirements also apply

Tuition Fees Loan Home and EU National):

Most students will be able to apply for loans to help pay for these. Depending on where you live, if you have been to University previously and your circumstances, grants, bursaries and scholarships might also be available. Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.

EU students applying for the 2020/21 academic year:

The UK Government has confirmed that EU students will continue to be eligible for 'home fee status' for entry in September 2020, and will continue to have access to financial support available via student loans for the duration of their course. For more information take a look at the gov.uk website to find out more.

Self-funding:

If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay. For more information please contact the Gateway.


Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.


Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund. for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.


Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages



You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.

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01902 32 22 22

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