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Computing

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C-B,B,B

Typical Offer

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

35-34

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

From relevant National Diploma

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,B,B-A,B,B

Scottish Higher

A,B,B,B-A,A,B,B

UCAS Tariff

104-152

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Applied computing

The University of Buckingham is:
- Home of the two-year degree, the University of Buckingham, based in the South East of England, is ranked 6th for Student Satisfaction in the UK (National Student Survey, 2020).

- We are proudly independent and not-for-profit, and offer courses in Allied Health, Business, Computing, Education, Humanities, Law, Medicine, Psychology and Security and Intelligence. We are one of the few universities in the UK that offer September and January start dates for almost all of our courses.

- Based in Buckingham on a riverside campus, we are only 20 minutes’ from Milton Keynes central station and a short drive from Bicester, Aylesbury, Banbury and Northampton. There is free parking on-site and we are within easy reach of London and Oxford.

- Our award-winning small class tutorials ensure every student is known by name and supported throughout their studies, including by dedicated personal tutors.

- As pioneers of the two-year degree, we offer a condensed version of the traditional three-year degree, meaning you can gain a full honours degree and complete your studies a whole year earlier. Alternatively, you can complete both your undergraduate and master’s degree with us in just three years: saving you time and money.

Computing and communications technologies lie at the heart of modern society. They include hardware, software, networks, tools, telecommunications equipment and required standards that provide the technological framework on which the delivery of information services is based. The IT industry is reporting a widening gap in software skills while hard technology is developing and diversifying fast.

The overall aim of this intensive programme is to enable all students to develop their potential so that they can apply what they have learnt to deal with computational problems and develop solutions in a real-world environment. Through studying this programme, students learn how to specify, design, develop and operate efficient and innovative computer-based systems and gain up-to-date knowledge of the relevant computing technologies at an advanced level within a shorter space of time. Graduates of the degree programme will be able to undertake a variety of careers in the IT industry, including programming, systems analysis and design, network and systems management, and technical support. Alternatively they can advance their careers in research in computing/computer science in academic institutions at Buckingham, other UK universities or universities abroad.

Modules

Introduction to Statistics (Level 4)
Introduction to Computer Systems (Level 4),
Introduction to Operating Systems (Level 4),
Mathematics for Computing (Level 4),
Problem Solving and Programing 1 (Level 4),
Study Skills for Science (Level 4),
Human-Computer Interaction (Level 5),
Multimedia Systems (Level 5),
Object-Oriented Programming (Level 5),
Principles of Computer Networks (Level 5),
Principles of Database Systems (Level 5),
Problem Solving and Programing 2 (Level 5),
Professional, Ethical and Legal Issues (Level 5),
Web Applications Development (Level 5),
Algorithm Design, Implementation and Analysis (Level 6),
Cloud Computing (Level 6),
Embedded Systems (Level 6),
Image Processing (Level 6),
Information Security (Level 6),
Mobile Applications Development (Level 6),
Project (Level 6),
Software Engineering (Level 6),
Software Project Management (Level 6),
Technologies for Business Intelligence (Level 6).

Assessment methods

Teaching is carried out through a combination of lectures supported by seminars, workshops and tutorials. It is enhanced by virtual learning environments, online / stand-alone computer-based teaching, learning packages and software tools.

A key feature of the Buckingham teaching method is the use of small tutorial groups which provide the most effective means of ensuring that the students benefit from the academic expertise at their disposal. It is also the philosophy of the University’s faculty to be available to students outside the scheduled tutorial times and to encourage good working relationships between staff and students.

Many of our Information Systems and Computing courses have supervised practical classes in the computer laboratories in which you can apply and practise the techniques you have learnt in the lectures. These practical sessions are usually two or three hours long. You will also be expected to study on your own, using the library for reading research and the computer laboratories to improve your practical skills.

The assessment of individual modules within each course varies according to the subject. Assessment is usually by examination, assessed coursework, or a combination of the two.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£25,344
for the whole course
England
£25,344
for the whole course
EU
£40,464
for the whole course
International
£40,464
for the whole course
Northern Ireland
£25,344
for the whole course
Republic of Ireland
£40,464
for the whole course
Scotland
£25,344
for the whole course
Wales
£25,344
for the whole course

Extra funding

The University would like to encourage students – both undergraduates and postgraduates – to come to Buckingham regardless of their financial circumstances. The bursaries and scholarships we offer are awarded on merit and/or on financial need. You may only accept one University award.

All awards are subject to your meeting the University’s academic entry requirements and abiding by the University’s rules and regulations. To be eligible to apply for a scholarship you will need to have been offered a place to study at Buckingham.

For details of our current range of scholarships and bursaries please see our website:

https://www.buckingham.ac.uk/admissions/scholarships

The Uni


Course location:

University of Buckingham

Department:

Computing

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

63%
UK students
37%
International students
78%
Male students
22%
Female students
77%
2:1 or above
7%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
D
B

After graduation


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