• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration

About

Software makes modern life possible. The Computer Science (Hons) BSc offered at University of Derby equips you with vital skills that will put you at the forefront of software development and programming.    

Software is everywhere – running everything from our desktop computers and mobile phones to home appliances, game consoles, cars, planes and industrial machinery. This degree will help you become a skilled computer programmer, adept at developing software and fully aware of the tools and methodologies that underpin software.

To be a successful, knowledgeable and highly employable computer programmer, you need to know computer science – the subject that underlies computer programming and software development.  

On this course, you will study applied computer science with a strong emphasis on practical programming skills using cutting-edge software development tools in our industry-standard laboratories.

You will be taught by experienced computer scientists and former industry professionals who continue to maintain active links with employers in the sector.

Careers

When you graduate, you will discover there is a strong industry demand for your new advanced skills in software development. The majority of 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 – this degree will help you achieve your goals.

While the BSc (Hons) Computer Science is geared towards careers in the software industry, the knowledge and training you receive will prepare you for almost any future career as well as further studies at postgraduate level in computing.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Introduction to Computer Science
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Programming
  • Networking Fundamentals
  • Foundations of Computer Science.
  • Networks and Security.
  • Graphics
  • Databases.
  • Software Engineering.
  • Application Development
  • Team Project
  • Independent Studies 
  • Distributed Systems
  • Systems Programming
  • Language Design and Implementation
  • Cryptography and Coding

                                English Language Requirements

                                You need the following IELTS score:

                                • 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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                                Academic Requirements

                                Typical entry requirements:
                                • UCAS points - 120 (up to 16 from AS-levels).
                                • Specific requirements at GCSE - GCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification
                                Alternative entry qualifications:
                                • BTEC - DDM
                                • Access to HE Diploma - 60 credits: 45 at level 3 with a minimum of Dist: 15 Merit: 24 Pass: 6

                                        Tuition Fee

                                        • International Applies to you

                                          13250 GBP/year
                                          Tuition Fee
                                          Based on the original amount of 13250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
                                        • EU/EEA Applies to you

                                          9250 GBP/year
                                          Tuition Fee
                                          Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
                                        We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                                        Funding

                                        You may be eligible for one of the University of Derby bursaries or scholarships, which provide a small contribution towards the costs of studying with them. These can range from £100 to £5,000 and you usually have to meet certain criteria to get these. Scholarships and bursaries are available for both UK/EU and international students.

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