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Computing - BSc (Hons) full-time

Why choose this course?

Here we will give you a challenging academic environment that is focused on bringing out the best in you.

Course overview

This is a well established course within the University; many generations of graduates of Computing have now reached senior positions in industry and the research community.

About the course

The BSc (Hons) Computing programme aims to provide a broad education in computing and business information systems. It is the central course in the computing group of degrees, incorporating options from both BSc (Hons) Computing & Website Development and BSc (Hons) Computer Networks & Security and therefore the most flexible choice of all the computing degrees available to study at Bolton.

This course offers a broad coverage of computing subjects, with a core of key computing skills and options in a wide range of computing areas. Students are involved in systems analysis activities, technical and human aspects of design and software development. The course has run successfully here for many years, with continuous developments to modules to ensure current and future trends are examined.

Graduates from the BSc (Hons) Computing have the widest range of career opportunities. The main themes explored and developed across all three years of the course are: systems analysis, database design, programming, website development, communications skills, group work and project work.

Special features

  • The classes are small so there is plenty of informal interaction with the lecturers and questions can easily be addressed and answered.
  • Guest speakers provide relevant, up-to-date input from practitioners in the industry.
  • The course is supported by dedicated IT suites.
  • Many of the computing facilities can be accessed across the internet from home, allowing students to work on their assignments whenever and wherever they choose.

Course overview

This is a well established course within the University; many generations of graduates of Computing have now reached senior positions in industry and the research community.

Course overview

This is a well established course within the University; many generations of graduates of Computing have now reached senior positions in industry and the research community.

Careers & professional development

There is a constant demand for many types of computing professionals, especially those who have acquired the sought-after communication and team-working skills, in addition to purely technical skills. Excellent and diverse career opportunities exist across a wide spectrum of companies from SMEs to multinationals.

Graduates of the BSc(Hons) Computing programme will hold an internationally recognised qualification appropriate for employment in the following areas: IT operations, business analysis, IT support, database administration, programming and web development.

Computing is a global activity and graduates are employable anywhere in the world.

Award(s)BSc (Hons)
UCAS codeG400 BSc/CST
Mode of attendance Full-time
Duration(s) 3 years
Available pathwaysSingle Honours
Start date(s) September
Entry requirements 240 UCAS points from at least two A2-levels (or equivalent) in any subjects.

You should also have five GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English and mathematics.

If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent). If you do not have the required English level, you can study English with us from IELTS 4.0 (or equivalent). Click here to find out more about our English Foundation Programme.

If you do not meet the entry requirements for this course please consider our HND Computing.

Mature students with a technical computing background may be accepted onto the course after attending an interview.

Awarding bodyUniversity of Bolton
Location(s) University of Bolton:
Deane Campus,  Deane Road,  Bolton,  BL3 5AB

What you will learn

Although the first year is common to other computing courses, it includes three modules that are specific to Computing: Introduction to Programming, Information Systems & Databases and Computer Platforms. These modules are supported by modules which introduce associated technologies: Website Production, and Networking Fundamentals.

In the second year students develop skills and knowledge in programming, databases, systems analysis and web development. The content of the modules has been designed after consultation with industry and employers to ensure that the areas of study are significant and relevant to their requirements.

In the third year the emphasis is on independent, research-based work; the undertaking of a major project in an area of computing that is of particular interest to the individual student.

What you will study

Year 1

Core Skills, Website Production, Information Systems & Databases, Introduction to Programming, Computer Platforms, Networking Fundamentals.

Year 2

Project, Web Programming, Database Theory & Practice, Systems Analysis, Object Oriented Methods, Data Structures & Algorithms.

Year 3

Professional Issues in Computing, Major Project, Web Application Project Management, Web & Systems Based Programming, Enterprise Infrastructure, Management & Design, Advanced Database Systems, Software Engineering.

Careers & professional development

There is a constant demand for many types of computing professionals, especially those who have acquired the sought-after communication and team-working skills, in addition to purely technical skills. Excellent and diverse career opportunities exist across a wide spectrum of companies from SMEs to multinationals.

Graduates of the BSc(Hons) Computing programme will hold an internationally recognised qualification appropriate for employment in the following areas: IT operations, business analysis, IT support, database administration, programming and web development.

Computing is a global activity and graduates are employable anywhere in the world.

Fees, funding and finance information

Home/EU fees for 2014/15

  • Tuition Fee : £9,000.00

International fees for 2014/15

  • Tuition Fee : £11,250.00

There are no fees to display for the next academic year. Call +44 (0)1204 903951 for more information.

Contact us

For an informal discussion and further details about the course please contact:

Amanda Dewhurst (Programme Leader)
Tel: +44 (0)1204 903627

For general information about the university and how to apply please contact:

Enquiry Team (University of Bolton)
Tel: +44 (0)1204 903903

Web: http://www.bolton.ac.uk

How to Apply

You can now apply for many of our courses using our online application process. To see if you can apply online or for more information as to how to proceed with your application click on one of the links below.

You can also download an application form and guidance notes here.

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