School of Mathematics and Computer Science

Computer Science

BSc (Hons) Full-time 3 years, Part-time 6 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 G400
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  • Start Date(s) 21 September 2020
  • Award BSc (Hons)
  • Study Mode Full-time, Part-time
  • Course Length Full-time (3 years), Part-time (6 years)
  • Campus Location University of Wolverhampton
  • 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.

Computer Science

Find out more about our computer science courses by watching the video below featuring staff and students.

Computer Science Video

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 led 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 recieve 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 Full-time £9250 per year 2019-20
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £2975 per year# 2019-20
Home/EU Part-time £3050 per year# 2020-21
International Full-time £12000 per year 2019-20
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21
International Part-time £6000 per year# 2019-20
International Part-time £6125 per year# 2020-21

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

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

2019 Entry

  • A Level minimum of BB or CDD.
  • BTEC QCF Extended Diploma grade MMP, BTEC QCF Diploma grade DM
  • Access to HE Diploma full award (Pass of 60 credits - of which a minimum of 45 credits must be at level 3 including 18 at Merit or Distinction).
  • 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 here

Other Requirements

Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course.

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.
It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.

The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.

Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.

Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

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