Undergraduate BSc (Hons)


Course Overview

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  • Main location

    Headingley Campus Beckett Park
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    3 Years
  • Start date

    23 Sep 2019

Gain highly sought-after skills in computer programming, database development, networking, website development and systems modelling. These are vital skills for organisations which demand confident and technically equipped computing graduates.

You will work on real-world projects and you will have the opportunity to focus on a specialist area of your choice. This could include web technology, mobile communications, and database or software development.

This course offers the opportunity to take a ‘sandwich’ year – a year of paid employment in industry which will build your skills and experience. This is usually taken between the second and third year of your degree, typically making your course four years in total. Students who choose the sandwich route find it helps with both their studies and getting a job after graduation. It can build your confidence, contacts, and of course your CV. Leeds Beckett advertise lots of placement opportunities and provide support in helping you find the right placement for you.

Our partnership with global communications technology giant Avaya brings the company’s cutting-edge expertise to the heart of Headingley Campus. You will have direct access to the Avaya Breeze, Avaya Aura and Avaya Equinox platforms as you explore the real-time optimisation of new middleware. This facility forms the company’s regional base, meaning you will be part of a community that includes potential employers who use Avaya’s products, enabling you to start building your professional network while you study.

Research Excellence Framework 2014
Research Excellence Framework 2014: our University demonstrated strength in five emerging areas of research which it entered into the assessment for the first time, including computer science.

You will be supported and encouraged to develop your technical and employability skills. As a British Computer Society (BCS) accredited course, you gain exemption from the BCS exams and this links you into opportunities within the computing industry.

You can gain valuable experience through contact with a wide range of organisations such as Nortel, Red Hat and Oracle, who can provide real-world projects and work placements, equipping you with a broad portfolio of skills that employers require.
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