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York St John University

Computer Science

UCAS Code: I100

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

3 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent) including English Language and Mathematics

UCAS Tariff

96-112

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Computer science

In a world where computation devices are central to political, economic and social cohesion, the activities of computer scientists are playing an ever increasing role in engineering the society of tomorrow. At York St John University, we are committed to inspiring you to become an exceptional graduate with the fundamental practical, technical, cognitive and creative skills needed to succeed in Computer Science today.

With a core focus on your future employability, this programme will cover the fundamentals of computer science as well as practical exercises that will help you understand and develop computer science skills with real world application. You’ll learn to develop systems that meet real business and organisational needs. This focus on practical application will be further enhanced by a work placement module, which will give you the opportunity to use these skills in a professional environment.

A Year in Industry option is also available, for those seeking a more immersive employment experience. You will gain core computational skills in programming, networking and database development, as well as skills in more advanced topics such as artificial intelligence, human computer interaction, cyber security and The Internet of things.

In Computer Science at York St John University, we believe in teaching on a human scale. You will therefore be taught in small class sizes and have high contact hours with our Computer Science specialists. We do this because we value the importance of the interaction between staff and students.

You will join our nurturing community where we will inspire and grow your curiosity for the subject.

Modules

Modules may include: Level 1: Computer System Fundamentals; Introduction to Programming; Software Engineering & Multimedia; Mathematics for Computer Science; Technology in Context. Level 2: Data & Information Management; Mobile Application Development; Network Infrastructure & Management; Philosophies of Technology; Software Engineering; Professional Practice. Level 3: Internet of Things; Advanced Web Development; Cybercrime Security; Design for Interaction; Intelligent Technologies; Artificial Intelligence; Computer Science Project.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£12,750
per year
International
£12,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

York St John University

Department:

Management

TEF rating:
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What students say


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92%
high
Computer science

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Computer science

Teaching and learning

92%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
92%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

83%
Library resources
82%
IT resources
83%
Course specific equipment and facilities
67%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
90%
Male students
10%
Female students
96%
2:1 or above
19%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
D

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