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University of Gloucestershire

Computer Science

BSc (Hons)
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Course length
4 Years
Park, Cheltenham

Course overview

Computer Science BSc (Hons) is a progressive, innovative course in which you’ll study the design, development, and application of computer systems.

You’ll develop a range of technical skills that will enable you to design and create dynamic software systems that can be used across a range of industries to solve complex problems. From software design and coding to web development and cloud computing – design the course around your ambitions as a future computer scientist.

Discover a range of computer science topics that explore key concepts and techniques, providing you with an in-depth understanding of software engineering skills. These topics include the use of distributed databases and warehouse management to manage business systems, various industry-standard programming languages and the ability to combine existing ways of working with new ones to provide the required business output.

These skills are expanded upon throughout your degree to support you working confidently, independently and as part of a team in complex, unfamiliar contexts. This will involve gathering and evaluating different types of information, identifying problems, developing and documenting solutions and making effective use of technology to generate transformative solutions.

With the aim of building your individual portfolio, you’ll mainly be assessed by coursework and technical projects where you will gain industry-based skills to kick-start your career in computer science.

You’ll use a range of tools and operating systems such as Android, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Microsoft, Oracle and Cisco.

An integrated foundation year is an extra, introductory year at the beginning of the full degree.

This option aims to give you a good grounding in computer science-related subjects that will lead you into the BSc (Hons) Computer Science course.

If you don’t meet the stated entry requirements or you’re returning to education, it could be a great option that enables you to study this course.

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Entry requirements

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    • 96 UCAS tariff points, CCC at A levels, MMM at BTEC or a Pass (C and above) in your T-Level.

      If you are unsure whether we could make you an offer or you have any questions, just get in touch with our admissions team who will be able to advise you.

    • English Language or Literature and Maths Grade 4/C in GCSE (or equivalent) are normally required.

    • This course is available with an additional integrated foundation year. This four year option has lower entry requirements – see below – than the other study type/s available.

      Typical offers
      48 UCAS tariff points, DD at A levels, PPP at BTEC or a Pass in your T Level.

      Grade C/4 in English Language/Literature and Mathematics, or equivalent (e.g. Level 2 Functional Skills).

      To apply for the integrated foundation year degree, select the ‘With foundation year’ option from the study types listed at the top of this page before clicking ‘Apply’.

      See course overview for more information about the interated foundation year option.

    • We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants, although some entry requirements may still apply for Professionally Accredited Courses. We accept Access to Higher Education Diplomas and make offers on an individual basis.

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Start date Location UCAS code Fee (UK)
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Sep 2024 Park, Cheltenham I103 £9,250 £16,600
Sep 2025 Park, Cheltenham I103 TBC TBC
Sep 2026 Park, Cheltenham I103 TBC TBC

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UoG Career promise

At UoG we create a climate for bravery and growth. We instil confidence in all our students, so you can graduate career-ready and meet your ambitions.

95% of our graduates are in work or further study*, but if you’re not in a job 6 months after graduating we’ll guarantee you 6 months of free support, followed by the offer of a paid internship to kickstart your career – plus we’ll commit to lifetime career coaching. Eligibility conditions apply.

*Graduate Outcomes Survey published 2024 and based on 2021/22 leavers

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As a graduate computer scientist, you’ll possess the expertise to thrive in diverse roles such as software engineering, data analysis, systems architecture, cyber security, and many more. You’ll be armed with high-demand industry skills, enabling you to shape the future in technology-driven sectors.

Forge invaluable connections with industry leaders like Hewlett-Packard, Fujitsu, Accenture, Microsoft, Intel, and others. These partnerships offer exclusive opportunities for internships, mentorship, and potential career placements. Our ties with esteemed companies such as GE Aviation and Renesas Electronics provide a springboard for your professional journey.

Prepare to make an impact in the ever-evolving tech landscape with hands-on experience and networking opportunities that elevate your prospects and empower you to innovate.

Study computer science in the UK’s cyber hub

You’ll study at UoG’s Park Campus in Cheltenham – home of GCHQ and the largest concentration of cyber technology businesses in the country.

There really is no better place to start an exciting career at the cutting edge of digital technology.

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Graduate career-ready

You’ll graduate with skills in high and low level languages including C/C++, Java, Python, HTML5 and CSS and you’ll use a range of Agile Methods including Scrum. You’ll learn how to present your work in a professional manner, developing an industry-ready portfolio of your projects and achievements.

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State-of-the-art computing facilities

UoG has secured £5.8 million funding to enhance our computing and cyber facilities by March 2025.

These will include a new cyber control centre and VR facility, a new digital lounge, as well as enhanced teaching and learning facilities.

The new state-of-the-art facility will enable you to simulate real-life experiences and graduate with the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in your career. 

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Cisco certified academy

We are a Cisco Certified Academy. This means students have access to large sets of learning materials by Cisco for free. These materials are mostly about networking but also includes programming, IoT and operating systems.

Upon completion of free courses, students will receive a free certificate of attendance and 50% discount on the face-to-face exam to receive official Cisco Certificates. 

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Access the latest digital technologies

You’ll learn in our purpose-built facilities at Park Campus, Cheltenham. This includes a dedicated research lab, purpose-built break-out areas for workshop sessions, games consoles and the latest computing technology and software.

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If you decide to study a 4-year sandwich computer science degree, you can get a head start with your career through a 12-month work placement.

We have global placement opportunities and your tuition fee is reduced during your time on placement.

Recent students have had the opportunity to work with Accenture, Hewlett Packard, Fujitsu, GE Capital and Renishaw – students are often offered full-time positions with these organisations upon graduating.

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