Undergraduate BSc (Hons)

Computer Science

Develop the expertise needed for a rewarding career. You'll work with cutting-edge technologies on this industry focused course.

Computer Science

Course Overview

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  • Main location

    Headingley Campus Beckett Park
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  • Duration

    3 Years
  • Start date

    16 Sep 2024

Computer science graduates are in demand. Completing this course will give you the knowledge needed to work at the forefront of this exciting sector.

As part of this course, you’ll:

  • Study fast developing areas including Software Engineering, concepts in artificial intelligence, networked communications and cloud-based systems
  • Learn the principles of computer science and how to apply them to problems across different industries
  • Work with a variety of tools including Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Python, Java, OpenStack, Eclipse, Visual Paradigm, Android Studio
  • Enhance your teamworking and project management abilities using the agile skills and techniques that are widespread in many industries, while honing your expertise in emerging technologies

Industry affiliated

This course is accredited by the British Computer Society – Chartered Institute of IT (BCS). BCS recognises the quality of our curriculum, assessment, student support and all elements of the course. This means that what you’re learning is current and in-line with industry requirements.

Hands-on learning

Practical experience will be at the heart of your learning. We have strong contacts with industry, and you’ll have the option to do a placement year. Previous students have worked at NHS Digital, Sky and Rolls Royce. 

Group projects, and presentations, along with hackathons and competitions, will help you link theory to industry practice. 

Specialist facilities

You’ll have access to a range of resources as a student on this course, . These will include a dedicated networking lab where you can learn how to configure networks and work on industry-standard network management tools. You’ll also be able to use our sandbox lab with full administrator rights, which gives you the freedom to work on a range of technologies. This will enable you to develop advanced skills using a variety of tools and possibility for learning systems development with Raspberry Pi and IoT.

Why study Computer Science at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. Top 30 in the UK for Computer Science and Information Systems*
  2. Practical learning – learn how to apply your technical skills to real industry computing challenges
  3. Placement option – you’ll be encouraged and supported to take a ‘sandwich’ year – a year of paid employment in industry which will build your skills and experience
  4. Industry 4.0 - study a range of subjects including AI, Data Analytics, Systems, networking communications and more
  5. Learn from experts – in addition to industry experienced tutors, you’ll have access to specialist guest lectures and employer networking events 
  6. Create together – additional opportunities to work and collaborate with your course mates through hackathons and programming competitions

*2024 Guardian Subject League Tables

British Computer Society (BCS)