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Computer Science (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (QS) Hatfield, United Kingdom
This Computer Science (Hons) course at The University of Hertfordshire is ideal if you have an interest in technology and software development and how they can be applied to benefit individuals and organisations.
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Overview

Core topics include foundations of computation, programming, multimedia, networks, databases, operating systems, software engineering and professional issues. In addition, you’ll choose from a wide range of specialist modules to tailor your degree to your interests. As well as gaining an understanding of the wider context in which systems operate, you’ll develop your communication and team-working skills. Thanks to the nature of this Computer Science course, offered by The University of Hertfordshire, you’ll develop the broad skills many employers are looking for while keeping your career options open.

What you will learn

You will be taught the fundamental principles of the subject, which will be illustrated with current real-world technologies and applications wherever possible.

First Year: You will be taught the foundations of Computer Science, including a problem solving approach to programming, modelling and representing data, computer design, networks, operating systems and devices.

Second Year: You will deepen your understanding and develop more advanced skills. You will study contemporary issues in the social, professional, ethical and legal aspects of computing. Modules also cover software development, databases, algorithms and data structures, operating systems and networks. The Second Year gives you the opportunity to choose two additional modules.

Work placement/study abroad year: You may choose to undertake a paid work placement or study abroad at one of our worldwide partner universities.

Final Year: There are core modules on computer security, project planning, the user experience and concurrency, plus two modules of your choice. You will also undertake an individual project, typically an extensive piece of practical and written work.

Why choose this Computer Science (Hons) course at The University of Hertfordshire?

  • Flexibility – you may choose this course, which has an emphasis on mainstream computer science and software development, or change to another BSc in our programme.
  • Be part of a highly regarded well established computer science department with excellent facilities, a strong research background, and links to business and industry.
  • Prepare yourself for a career in the IT sector through a mix of academic, professional and practical study, with opportunities for industry certifications and a paid placement year. Previous students have worked placements at companies including Microsoft, IBM, and BT
  • You will join a lively academic community in the School of Computer Science at Hertfordshire, one of the largest and most established in the country.
  • You will be taught by highly qualified staff, most with a PhD or other advanced degree in addition to research, teaching, or professional experience.
  • The School has an excellent research record and strong links with local and national business, in particular with employers.
  • Recent graduates from Computer Science have gone on to work at amazing organisations including Sega Europe, Canon UK, and EE

What job can I get?

There are careers opportunities in many employment sectors, including the IT industry, business, education and government. Our graduates have become software developers, programmers, web developers, business analysts, database administrators, project managers and IT consultants, or have studied for postgraduate degrees.

Recent graduates have become software developers, programmers, web developers, project managers, software engineers and IT consultants, or have gone on to postgraduate study. Graduates have landed jobs at companies such as FDM, Deutsche Bank, Oracle, Ford and many other world-class organisations.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • You can apply between 25 February and early July.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      Sandwich: 4 Years

  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Dimensions of Computing
  • Programming
  • Models and Methods in Computing
  • Platforms for Computing
  • Contemporary Issues
  • Database Concepts
  • Computer Science Development Exercise
  • Algorithms and Data Structures
  • Operating Systems and Networks

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    72

    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.

General Requirements

  • 72 - 168 UCAS points.
  • IB - 72 points from a minimum of 2 HL subjects at H4 or above (with the remaining points to come from a combination of HL, SL and Core). GCSE Maths and English Language at grade 4 (C) or above.
  • BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted.

All students from non-majority English speaking countries require proof of English language proficiency. The following qualifications and grades will be considered: 

  • GCSE English language grade 4 or above
  • IELTS 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in any band)

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    13000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Hatfield

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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