Computer Science BSc Hons (Sandwich)UCAS Code: G401
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Main entry requirements
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 88 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers91%
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Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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This programme will give you a wide ranging understanding of computing. Study topics include software development processes and technologies; foundations of programming; software modelling tools; object-oriented analysis and design; databases; and web service development and applications. You have the option of taking a three month industrial placement module in Year 3. A 12-month paid sandwich placement in an industrial or commercial setting, providing practical experience to complement your academic studies, is also offered. Study abroad opportunities are available. Industry experts will share their expertise through guest lectures. Careers include software developer or software engineer, web developer, systems analyst, database administrator, database designer, IT consultancy and technology sales. The Honours degree is accredited by the British Computer Society4 – conditions apply, for full details see our website. Course content This programme will give you a wide ranging understanding of computing. Guest speakers from industry form part of the programme to further deepen your understanding of the subject. Recent speakers have included representatives from Morgan Stanley, Search Consultancy and Edge Testing. Year 1 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. Year 2 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. Year 3 You will enhance technical skills in web service development and applications, and the database systems that underlie many of them. Year 4 (Honours) You will study in more depth the areas which interest you and undertake a substantial individual project. Career prospects Careers include software developer or software engineer, web developer, systems analyst, database administrator, database designer, IT consultancy and technology sales.
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