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COMPUTER SCIENCE

Develop technologies that impact business and society.

COMPUTER SCIENCE OVERVIEW

Digital technologies continue to develop at pace along with their potential to impact business and society.

Graduates with a deep understanding of these technologies, along with the ability to develop robust software solutions in the modern digital world, are in high demand. Computer Science can be the gateway to a wide range of fulfilling careers, in a huge variety of different contexts, around the globe.

A unique combination of theory and practice will empower you to:

  • Confidently and competently develop software
  • Adapt to a wide variety of disciplines and decide your future direction.
  • Apply your skills in practice in the workplace.
  • Enjoy placement opportunities.
  • Understand your leadership potential – and feel confident inspiring others to become their best.

All UA92 degrees are awarded by Lancaster University.

KEY INFORMATION

Duration

  • 2 - 4 Years

Intakes

  • September
  • November†
  • January

Location

  • Manchester

You can complete your degree in as little as two years, depending on your starting point and study preference. For example:

  • Standard degree – three years to complete*
  • Accelerated degree – two years to complete*
  • Foundation with standard degree – four years to complete
  • Foundation with accelerated degree – three years to complete

†Not applicable for two year accelerated degree

*Entry via Integrated Year One or direct entry

UNIQUE LEARNING APPROACH

While engaging with this degree you will gain theoretical understanding of the topics you are exploring, you will also have opportunities to learn, develop and demonstrate a wide range of practical and applied skills and competencies.

Assessments will include individual and group work submissions and could be in the form of case studies, essays, reports, literature reviews, reflective logs and diaries, self and peer evaluations, group and individual presentations along with subject-specific skills and competency assessment.

You will also go on a personal development journey. From leadership to resilience and effective team working – it’s all covered by our Target Talent Curriculum.

> Entry Point - Foundation Modules
  • Academic and English Skills

This module is designed to provide students the grounding ready to undertake Level 4 study. It focuses on developing students’ knowledge, communication, analytical, critical thinking and key transferable skills which support undergraduate study. It includes a planned combination of lectures, tutorials and seminars, peer support activities, and blended learning to enable candidates to achieve these essential skills. There is an emphasis on student-driven learning and student engagement and participation in the design and evaluation of the module.

  • Introduction to Numerical Techniques

This module will introduce students to basic maths theory and concepts to prepare them for studies in the first year of a degree. It includes a planned combination of lectures, tutorials and seminars, peer support activities, and blended learning to enable candidates to achieve these essential skills. There is an emphasis on student-driven learning and student engagement and participation in the design and evaluation of the module.

  • Introduction to Research

This module is designed to provide students with the necessary research skills to be able to succeed at Level 4 study and beyond. It will enable students to understand, generate, analyse and interpret data and to draw valid conclusions from data. It develops students research skills, how to conduct effective research supported by a clear research plan and data analysis techniques. It includes a planned combination of lectures, tutorials and seminars, peer support activities, and blended learning to enable candidates to achieve these essential skills. There is an emphasis on student-driven learning and student engagement and participation in the design and evaluation of the module.

  • Principles of IT

This module aims to develop in students from a wide range of cultures and experience with computers a good understanding of and ability to use common applications (Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint) in document creation, data collation and presentation. Students will also be made aware of the benefits of using web-based applications for information presentation and will be expected to use IT to communicate information effectively in a variety of forms. It includes a planned combination of lectures, tutorials and seminars, peer support activities, and blended learning to enable candidates to achieve these essential skills. There is an emphasis on student-driven learning and student engagement and participation in the design and evaluation of the module.

> Entry Point - Year 1 Modules
  • Front End Development
  • Back End Development
  • Software Design
  • Computational Problem-Solving
  • Interactive Learning and Communication Skills (Integrated Year One only)
Year 2 Modules
  • Cloud Computing
  • Cyber Security and Risk
  • Information Systems
  • Solution Architecture
Year 3 Modules
  • Project
  • Global Intelligent Systems
  • Human Elements of System Design
  • Contemporary Issues in Computer Science
Accelerated Option - Two Year Degree

To enable you to complete your degree and enter the world of graduate-work much faster, you will study 6 blocks of 6 weeks per year for 2 years. This is instead of studying the three-year standard structure of 4 blocks of 6 weeks per year.

Students choosing the two-year accelerated degree, will study all the modules outlined above but in a more condensed period.

The two-year accelerated degree is only available when commencing in the September or January intakes. When applying, please indicate that you wish to apply for this two year option.

Integrated Year One

Designed for international students, this entry point will develop a greater understanding of the skills you will need to develop in order to successfully and confidently progress with your UK degree.

The additional module has been designed to help students develop their academic literacy, and research and communication skills in preparation for undergraduate study. The areas of reading, writing, speaking, and listening will be covered. The Integrated Year One will also help students understand the institutional culture, practices and core terminology of UK higher education.

Integrated Year One students will study all academic modules with direct Year One entrants. Additional support and guidance, designed for international students, will also be provided.

The Integrated Year One accepts students with a lower academic level than the standard Year One.

Industry Connections

At UA92 the Computer Science degree has been co-designed with industry giant Microsoft, computer services provider Insight, coding bootcamp Code Nation, connectivity providers TalkTalk and the Technology team at KPMG. This truly innovative approach to curriculum development means students develop the practical skills required in the tech industry as determined by the industry itself that is underpinned by learning the theoretical knowledge. Leading experts at these organisations will provide regular guest lectures, masterclasses and mentorship, whilst also inputting into project work and providing regular time off-campus working directly in tech businesses on live projects and client briefs.

Further industry connections are built through the Character and Personal Development modules within the Target Talent Curriculum. Students work on projects set by a range of partners and undertake placements which build on their subject discipline.

Fees

Foundation (One Year)

2021/22: £13,500

Degree (Per Year)

Integrated Year One: £15,500 (followed by standard degree fee for Year 2 and 3)

Standard three-year degree: £14,045 (per year)

Accelerated two-year degree: £21,067.50 (per year)

UA92 Global is delighted to offer a 2021 fee discount of £2000 (deducted from fees displayed above) to International Foundation and Integrated Year One applicants from specific countries. Read more.

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