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Computer Science BSc (Hons)

Key Facts

  • Level:

    Undergraduate

  • Duration:

    Full Time: 3 years
    Full Time Foundation: 4 years
    Part Time: 4-6 years

  • Starting:

    September

  • Fees UK:

    Full Time: £9,250 Part Time: £1,500 per 20 credit module Integrated Foundation Year: £9,250

  • Fees International:

    Full Time: £14,000 Integrated Foundation Year: £14,000

  • Location:

    Waterside

Get in touch


For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

UK/EU Students enquiries

study@northampton.ac.uk
0300 303 2772

International Students enquiries

international@northampton.ac.uk
+44 (0)1604 894503

Overview


Course subject to validation for September 2022 start. Apply now via UCAS.

Computer Science BSc (Hons) enables students to acquire a range of theoretical principles through engaging with concepts and theories, developing practical skills across the broad range of fields within the subject, and applying these in creation of tools and systems to solve real world problems.

Our course is carefully designed to strike an all-around balance among key aspects of computer science, covering essential theories in the field with an emphasis on practical skills for implementation of a variety of applications.  We are very confident that our graduates will be equipped with all the key skills needed for their future career in the computing industry.

We’re here to support you in achieving your ambitions, no matter what they might be. During your time studying this Computer Science degree, we will help you to identify your skills and strengths, as well as gaining practical experience to help you appeal to potential employers. We’re so confident that you will secure a paid position or continue your studies once you graduate and complete one of our awards, which is why we have created the Northampton Employment Promise.

Updated 18/11/2021

Highlights


  • Coverage of fundamental principles of computer science with plenty of practical applications.
  • A state-of-the-art computer lab for teaching and learning.
  • Progression courses available.
  • Student Support Initiative.
  • Students will have the opportunity to attend seminars/workshops/conferences with guest speakers and presenters from the local, national and international industry.
  • HP laptop and software included with this course for eligible students* (*see Eligibility criteria and Terms and Conditions).
  • Guaranteed paid internship with the Northampton Employment Promise.

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Opportunities

During your studies you will have the opportunity to attend seminars/workshops/conferences with guest speakers and presenters from the local, national and international industry. This is a great opportunity for the students to meet and work with colleagues from different year groups but also with professionals with several years in the industry.

Students on this programme will benefit from our excellent links to the computing industry (e.g., Barclaycard, GE) and other organisations such as BCS, IEEE, CISCO Network Academy and more. We are confident that our students, upon successful completion of this programme, will be able to find a graduate level job; otherwise through our Northampton Employment Promise we will help you secure a three – six month paid internship to get you started.

Course Content


  • Our Computer Science BSc (Hons) degree gives you the opportunity to explore different ideas and develop innovative solutions to current issues in the computing industry. This three-year Computer Science degree will give you an insight into the computing industry, investigating the wide-reaching influences that computers and computing technology have on the world, while making contributions to help find your ideal path for a career in Computing.

    Year 1

    During your first year of this programme, you will study common computer science modules (e.g., Computer Systems, Software Engineering Fundamentals, Mathematics for Computer Science, Web Development, Problem Solving & Programming) which help you build a foundation for more advanced topics in subsequent years.

    Year 2

    In your second year, you will continue your journey with the core computer science modules such as Data Structures and Algorithms, Operating Systems, Object-oriented programming, Web development, and Relational Databases, etc. You also need to do a group project where you will be a part of a small team to design and implement a solution of decent quality for a given task. This will help you develop not only technical skills but also key soft skills such as teamwork, effective communication, leadership, etc.

    Year 3

    In your final year of study, you will further enhance your Computer Science knowledge/skills by doing high-level modules such as Advanced AI and Applications, Modern Databases, Cyber Security and Applied Cryptography, and Media Technology. You are also expected to complete an independent dissertation on a topic of your choice in the field of Computer Science (with some guidance from an assigned supervisor). This benchmarking module will allow you to show case your overall knowledge/skills learnt from the course.

  • A typical offer could be BCC at A-Level or DMM at BTEC. Applicants will be expected to have achieved GCSE Mathematics (or equivalent) at grade C/4 or above. We welcome international applicants and applications from students with a range of non-traditional educational or professional qualifications.

    For information on how to apply to study with us, please see our How to Apply page.

    Integrated Foundation Year (IFY) Entry Requirements

    Admission to this foundation course is normally DEE at A Level or MPP at BTEC. However, we would also like to hear from you if you have professional or industry experience instead, a range of other qualifications or self-developed subject knowledge that relates to the course you wish to study.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands
      for study at undergraduate level.

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

  • 22/23 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 22/23 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    • UK – Full Time: £9,250
    • UK – Part Time: £1,500 per 20 credit module
    • UK – Integrated Foundation Year: £9,250 for the foundation year; thereafter standard fees apply
    • International – Full Time: £14,000
    • International – Integrated Foundation Year: £14,000 for the foundation year; thereafter standard fees apply
    Additional Costs

    There are currently no additional costs anticipated for this course for 2022 entry.

    21/22 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 21/22 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    • UK – Full Time: £9,250
    • UK – Part Time: £1,465 per 20 credit module
    • UK – Integrated Foundation Year: £6,780
    • International – Full Time: £13,000
    • International – Integrated Foundation Year: £13,000
    Additional Costs

    There are currently no additional costs anticipated for this course for 2021 entry.

    20/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    • UK and EU – Full Time: £9,250
    • UK and EU – Part Time: £1,450 per 20 credit module
    • UK and EU – Integrated Foundation Year: £6,750
    • International – Full Time: £12,900
    • International – Integrated Foundation Year: £12,900

    For information on the scholarships available to you, please see our scholarships page.

  • Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give you a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

    Computing MSc (with or without Placement)

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