You can choose from two pathways; BSc (Hons) Computer Science (Software Development) or BSc (Hons) Computer Science (Networks and Security) pathway.
The Computer Science - Software Development with Foundation Year (Hons) degree 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.
Whichever pathway you choose, you'll find that your advanced skills in software development or networks and security are in high demand.
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, the Software Development pathway will help you get there.
If you graduate from the Networks and Security pathway, you will be suited to roles that involve developing, maintaining, securing and managing computer networks, as well as jobs that involve the engineering side of network protocol development and research.
However, this degree will equip you with wide-ranging skills, which could lead on to many different careers in the computing field and beyond. For instance, your numerical and analytical skills will be very strong, and you should also be good at teamwork and project management.
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- Computer Science
- Computational Mathematics
- Networking Fundamentals
- Independent Studies
- Systems Programming
- Language Design and Implementation
- Data Mining and Foundations of AI
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- 48 months
- 72 months
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DisciplinesInformatics & Information Technology Computer Sciences Software Engineering View 173 other Bachelors in Informatics & Information Technology in United Kingdom
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- UCAS points 72
- A Level DDD
- BTEC MPP
- 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 and 15 at Level 2
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National9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 months.
Living costs for Derby
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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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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.