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Computing and Software Development BSc (Hons)

University of Plymouth

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Computing and software development drives many of the world’s greatest technologies, helping us to live, learn, build and even save lives. This course combines computer science, software engineering and information systems to give you the skills employers want.You’ll learn about programming, databases, computer hardware, computer networking, and how a computer operating system works. You will then extend your knowledge in graphical representation, data modelling and artificial intelligence. You can also enhance your career prospects with a placement at industry leaders such as IBM, Microsoft, Goss Interactive and Vualto.- **Get a head-start in the industry**. Take part in local industry meet-ups and conferences such as Agile on the Beach, and networking events such as Tech Exeter and Digital Plymouth. Enjoy guest lectures from industry experts working at companies such as Red Hat and Goss Interactive.- **Gain professional accreditation**. Get a degree that’s accredited by, and entitles membership of, British Computer Society, BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT (subject to approval). Graduates may also gain registration as a Chartered IT Professional (CITP) and will partially meet the educational requirements for Chartered Engineer (CEng) registration.- **Be inspired by the creativity that our practical, hands-on course nurtures**. Our ‘learning through doing’ ethos means you build the skills to make you desirable to employers. You’ll learn from dedicated teaching staff engaged in internationally significant research, actively creating and developing applications, and have a wealth of industry contacts.- **Collaborate and build**. Mirroring the teamwork at the heart of the industry, you’ll work in a team to develop a piece of software with a real purpose.- **Immerse yourself in the very latest technology and software**. We use open source as well as providing access to Microsoft Imagine for software to work at home. We regularly update and refurbish our specialist labs, where you get to use Microsoft and Apple industry standard software.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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14,600per year

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University information

University of Plymouth

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  • Campus address

    Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, England

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The English Language Centre offers courses to help develop academic English language skills – both before (pre-sessional courses) and during students’ studies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    47th out of 113 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    128 57%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    86.0 86%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.79 76%



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