Cardiff Metropolitan University Computer Science

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Cardiff Metropolitan University Computer Science

Cardiff Metropolitan University Computer Science

Computer Science – BSc (Hons) Degree

 
A year spent in Italy as part of my Computer Science degree.
Jake Horton – Third Year Computer Science Student.

Course Overview

The BSc (Hons) Computer Science programme is designed to develop a grasp of the key concepts of computing, software and systems. It provides a deep understanding of the underpinning theoretical foundations of data and computation, along with developing highly transferable computational thinking, analytical and problem solving skills, as well as a broad range of software development skills.

You will also be exposed to the state-of-the art theories, technologies and research that will shape and transform society over the next decade. At a higher level, this programme will prepare you for graduate work by showcasing the impact and importance of computing and technology to the UK and global digital economy; the UK Government estimated that the digital sector alone contributed around £105 billion in gross value added (GVA) to the UK in 2011, with IT and telecoms the fastest growing economic sector.

The Department has strong links with industry and key technology companies throughout the UK and Europe. All students have the opportunity to participate in research, enterprise, public engagement, student exchange and internship programmes.

The Department has scored highly in the National Student Survey over the past five years, generally averaging between 90%-100% overall satisfaction.​

Course information on this page relates to September 2017 entry.

Course Content

Foundation Year (Year 0)

This programme can incorporate a Foundation Year, which is intended for students wishing to enrol onto the three-year honours degree, who fall into one of the following categories:

1. Students who have not achieved the required A-Level points (or equivalent) score to enter the first year of the degree programme.
2. Mature students who have been out of the formal education system for some time.