School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematical Sciences

BSc (Hons) Computer Science

BSc (Hons) Full-time 3 years

Our BSc (Hons) Computer Science degree course is designed to give students the skills to build a successful career in the international computer industry.

Our BSc (Hons) Computer Science degree course is designed to give students the skills to build a successful career in the international computer industry.

Award
BSc (Hons)
Start date(s)
16 September 2024,15 January 2024
UCAS Code
G400
Course specifications
Course length
Full-time (3 years)
Campus location
Wolverhampton City Campus
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Why choose this course?

Our BSc (Hons) Computer Science degree course is designed to give students the skills to build a successful career in the international computer industry.

The course encompasses the core principles of computer science, integrating these with computer languages, tools, techniques and methodologies used by computer professionals worldwide.

With unrivalled flexibility, the course allows students to forge their own path, specialising in the areas most of interest to them. Choose from areas including web, databases, and networking to begin building the skills for your dream career. We also ensure that the course syllabus is regularly updated to reflect current and future developments within the computer science industry.

What happens on the course?

Throughout the duration of your course, you will be exposed to a wide range of disciplines relating to computer science. You will be given the opportunity to develop and enhance your knowledge as a programmer, from fundamental skills to advanced techniques. This area of the course focuses on problem solving, teaching students how to develop software that will meet the needs of their future clients. You will also develop your very own piece of software for your final project.

In addition to programming, you will undertake studies in computer systems engineering and databases. Throughout the Computer Science degree course you will also be given opportunities to pursue topics of particular interest to you, with selective modules in areas including digital media, networks, and the internet.

Not only will the program provide you with the technical skills for a career in computer science, you will engage in studies focused on developing your academic and employability skills. These skills will be tested and enhanced throughout the course with  ample opportunity to apply your theoretical learning to practical activities.

On completion of the second year of the course, you will have the chance to undertake a placement year and transfer to the Computer Science with Sandwich Placement course. Placement years allow you to gain valuable industry insights and real-world experience, allowing you to put learned knowledge into practice and improve your employability further. You will then return to complete the final year of your Computer Science degree course.

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Everything you need to know about this course!

Delivered by experts in their field, our lecturers have significant research and industrial experience. Many staff members within the department are also Fellows and Members of the Industry’s professional body the British Computer Society. Students are able to benefit from this experience and knowledge throughout the duration of their computer science degree course.

In addition to this, you will have the opportunity to undertake a placement year in industry to put your theoretical knowledge into practice and develop your practical and professional skills. Placements will be completed in a real-life workplace environment, before returning to university to complete the final year of your course. This experience is invaluable for students looking for employment on graduation helping to boost their CV and job prospects.

We frequently review the syllabus for our Computer Science (BSc) course ensuring that we cover the latest technologies to prepare students for life after graduation. You will learn how cutting edge technology works and how to take advantage of it, receiving hands-on experience. The course covers technologies such as programming multicore processors, GPUs and the embedded microprocessor systems that enable mobile computing.



By undertaking a Computer Science (BSc) degree with us, you will be able 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.

This course will also help you to develop transferable professional skills such 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. These skills will enable you to continue your development within the computer science industry in a worldwide context.

 

Location Mode Fee Year
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2022-23
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2022-23
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2023-24
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2023-24
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2024-25
Home Part-time £3120 per year# 2022-23
Home Part-time £3120 per year# 2022-23
Home Part-time £4625 per year# 2023-24
Home Part-time £4625 per year# 2023-24
Home Part-time £4625 per year# 2024-25
International Full-time £13450 per year 2022-23
International Full-time £13450 per year 2022-23
International Full-time £14450 per year 2023-24
International Full-time £14450 per year 2023-24
International Full-time £ per year 2024-25

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

  • 96 UCAS points
  • A Levels - grades CCC / BCD
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma - grades MMM
  • Access to HE Diploma (60 credits) of which a minimum of 45 must be at Level 3 (96 UCAS point equivalence, minimum 45 credits at merit)
  • Successful completion of the Science and Engineering with International Foundation Year

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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 Fee Status):

Most students will be able to apply for a loans to pay for these subject to eligibility. To find out more information please refer to the government Student Finance website.

Changes for EU students:

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as having Overseas Fee status. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:

EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.


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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