36 months
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14045 GBP/year
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About

At the Computer Science - Computer Networks and Security (Hons) programme from University of Derby, you'll work on real and simulated projects so you can experience the challenges of delivering complicated technical solutions on time.

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Overview

You can choose from two pathways; BSc (Hons) Computer Science (Software Development) or BSc (Hons) Computer Science (Networks and Security) pathway.

The Computer Science - Computer Networks and Security (Hons) programme from University of Derby is highly technical with a strong focus on the most important skills within the subject areas. Our Software Development pathway focuses on computer programming, with an emphasis on practical techniques underpinned by theory and informed by research. The Networks and Security pathway is based on a recognised industrial certification in Networks. There is a common first year with specialist modules in your second and final year – this approach gives you the time to understand which area you’re interested in most to help you decide which pathway to choose at the end of your first year.

Careers

The Computing industry is growing, and you can be a part of it. It is predicted that job opportunities within Computer Sciences in the East Midlands region will increase by 18.3%, in Derbyshire by 12.8% and by 6.3% nationally between 2017 and 2024. *

By 2024 the biggest growth in occupations in this area is forecast to be for programmers and software development professionals, Information technology and telecommunications professionals and IT project and programme managers. Insight indicates that some of the top ‘hard skills’ employers look for in candidates include programming languages such as SQL, Javascript, C# and the top ‘soft skills’ include communication, management and infrastructure. *

You can be assured that our Computing courses are employment focused with industry-standard technologies that ensures when you graduate you will have the skills and confidence to secure the right role in this expanding and exciting industry. You will take part in team projects set by industry as well as the opportunity to take a placement year, so that along with your Computing ability, your skill set is well-rounded.

Whichever pathway you choose, you'll find that your advanced skills in software development or networks and security are in high demand.

Most Computing jobs require software development abilities and experience. So, whether you want to be a Software Engineer, Project Manager, Technical Architect or Chief Technology Officer, the Software Development pathway will help you get there.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Networks and Security
  • Databases
  • Team Project
  • Network Routing and Switching
  • Ethical Hacking
  • Application Development

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

360 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • UCAS points 112-120
  • A Level BBB-BBC
  • BTEC DDM-DMM
  • GCSE GCSE Maths and English Grade 4/Grade C (or above) or equivalent qualification
  • Access to HE Pass Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits: 45 at Level 3 with a minimum of Distinction: 15, Merit: 24, Pass: 6

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14045 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14045 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Derby

540 - 852 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

  • We have a range of scholarships, bursaries and discounts available to international students. You will need to apply separately for the Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship and the International Excellent Student Scholarship, but all others are assessed for eligibility alongside your application. The £2,000 Postgraduate (PGT) Scholarship is awarded automatically to most (non-EU) overseas applicants, subject to eligibility. 
  • You will need to apply separately for the Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship, the International Excellent Student Scholarship and the GREAT Scholarship, but all others are assessed for eligibility alongside your application. 

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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