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Computing Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

Computing Science degree offered at the University of the West of Scotland includes software development processes and technologies; foundations of programming; software modelling tools; object-oriented analysis and design; databases and web service development; and applications.

Careers available in a dynamic industry include software developer or software engineer, web developer, systems analyst, database administrator, database designer, IT consultancy and technology sales.

Career Prospects

The BSc Computing Science will open up various career opportunities including software developer, software engineer, web developer, systems analyst, database administrator, database designer, IT consultancy and technology sales.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Duration description

       5 years full-time (sandwich)

    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Modules Include:

  • Studies include an introduction to software development processes and technologies, including the foundations of programming in a modern programming language and the development of applications.
  • Core modules include object-oriented analysis and design. You also learn how to use modern software modelling tools and development environments. Databases are introduced, and you will learn more about how web-based and mobile applications are developed.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    78

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • Scottish Highers: BBBC, including Maths or Computing or equivalent, or 102 UCAS Tariff points
  • A levels: CCD including Maths or Computing or 88 UCAS Tariff points
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: H3 H3 H3 H4
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 24 points (4, 4 at HL) 
  • Scottish Widening Access Programme: Access to STEM BBB
  • African WASSCE (WAEC): a pass in 5 subjects (minimum of 3 at Grade B) including Maths at Grade B

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13000 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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CHANNEL ISLANDS & ISLE OF MAN

£9,250 Cost per year of study for four years but not more than £27,750

Living costs for Paisley

  • 700 - 1400 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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