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Department Of Computer Science

You’ll deepen your understanding of by studying topics, such as artificial intelligence, communication protocols and the TCP/IP layered model. All our computer science degree courses share the same compulsory modules in years 1 and 2, making it easy to switch between them. Applicants who have not studied mathematics at A-level can apply for the Engineering/Physics/Mathematics Foundation Year. A foundation year will give you the skills and knowledge to progress to this course if you don’t have the right qualifications for direct entry.

computer science

You’ll be introduced to the core components of any online information system that drives the information we use today. Learn how modern applications fetch data from servers and how that information can be stored and retrieved efficiently. Some longer modules, such as a dissertation, are worth more (e.g. 40 credits). In these cases, you’ll study fewer modules – but the number of credits will always add up to 120. Our beautiful green campus offers a student-friendly setting in which to live and study, within easy reach of the action in the city centre. It’s easy to get around campus – everything is within walking or pedalling distance, or you can always use the fast and frequent bus service.

Software Development Msc

You’ll be based in the truly inspiring Urban Sciences Building, and study at a world-leading centre in computing innovation and industry collaboration. From your first day at Birmingham to after you graduate, the Careers Network is here to help you identify and achieve your individual career aspirations through its wide range of services. A table of accepted A level grade equivalents can be found below.Use this table to work out the equivalents to the A level entry requirements to your preferred course. Students educated in the Philippine system require at least two years post-high school education at a recognised institution before entering a Bachelors degree programme at Birmingham.

  • You will be introduced to theory and practice of website design and development and develop knowledge and understanding of human-computer interaction and techniques for designing and analysing user interfaces.
  • The University will assess your fee status as part of the application process.
  • Applicants who have not studied mathematics can apply for the Engineering/Physics/Mathematics Foundation Year.
  • There are two different routes through the Salford Alternative Entry Scheme and applicants will be directed to the one appropriate for their course.

Furthermore, this programme should enable you to demonstrate the knowledge and skills you have learned by undertaking a group-based software development project and an in-depth individual project. Guided by an experienced tutor, the projects will help develop your research skills and experience the work of IT professionals. During this programme you will focus on the core technical knowledge and skills used in building computer systems with emerging platforms, protocols, industry recognised best practices and standards. This programme aims to cover key technological advancements, particularly in artificial intelligence, machine learning and their application in big data and web-based applications.

Helen, Admissions Team

You’ll learn to identify assets, vulnerabilities, threats and controls and to consider issues of security culture. You will develop a range of employability ‘soft skills’ to give you an advantage when applying for a placement as well as graduate roles. This module will draw from our extensive industry contacts to demonstrate the range of skills needed to succeed in your career and to help you develop a career plan. You will be introduced to the business context and application of computing and information systems. You will explore this through societal, professional, ethical and legal issues surrounding business practices and the theory and process of project delivery to a professional standard.

General Department Enquiries Including From Industry

Although securing a placement is the responsibility of the student, we work with a number of organisations who provide a range of placement opportunities. If you are unable to secure a placement by the end of the second year of your studies you will transfer onto the equivalent degree programme. Enrolment on a programme with a semester/year abroad does not guarantee you a semester/year abroad placement. In the event you do not secure a semester/year abroad placement, you will be transferred to the standard variant of your degree scheme without a semester or year abroad. When Steven Frith graduated, he certainly wasn’t planning on working in the defence industry. Like most graduates, he visited careers fairs and applied to a range of companies, keen to see what the different businesses offered.