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Computer Science

UCAS Code: I101 Duration: 3 years

Overview

Computer Science is transforming the way we conduct our daily lives. It is a rigorous academic discipline as well as being economically vital to the UK economy. As such, Computer Science is a rapidly changing and exciting subject and, at Liverpool Hope, we prepare you with both the theoretical foundations and the practical skills required by the industry. You will be working in well-equipped, dedicated laboratories, with access not only to the latest computers, but also to a wide range of cutting-edge technologies that support specialist areas such as human-computer interaction, embedded systems and robotics.

Why choose this subject?

  • The opportunity to study key and emerging areas of Computer Science in dedicated laboratories with access to a wide range of the latest equipment
  • 91% of students were satisfied with the learning resources available for Computer Science at Liverpool Hope University (National Student Survey 2015).
  • A vibrant research community with the department hosting prestigious international events such as the Bio-Inspired Computing: Theories and Applications conference.
  • With 100% of the Research Outputs of the Department at internationally excellent or internationally recognised level the Department ranked 5th in the North-West for Research Intensity. (Research Excellence Framework 2014)

Subject Guide

You can read more about studying Computer Science at Liverpool Hope in our Computer Science Subject Guides.

Computer Science Subject Guide

 

 

The programme specifications for this subject can be downloaded below. 

 Computer Science 

This degree is available as a full time course for all international students. For more information about International students studying at Liverpool Hope, visit www.hope.ac.uk/international

Curriculum

Level C (Year One)

You will receive a broad introduction to the subject with a focus on computer systems, algorithm design and programming. You will also be given a taste of a wide range of topics such as web development, virtual reality, robotics, physical computing, operating systems and graphics. You will be given well-structured learning activities that lead to more independent project work, which is the best way to develop the fundamental skills that will lay the foundation for successful study at Level 2.

Level I (Year Two)

You will study specific areas of Information Technology such as website development, database design, computer networks, object-oriented software development and multimedia development.

Level H (Year Three)

You will carry out a major piece of independent work in the form of a project that will allow you to demonstrate your skills and knowledge. You will study topics such as computer security, advanced web technologies, gaming technologies, mobile technologies, graphics and modelling.

Throughout the programme you will gain skills in a wide range of current and cutting-edge technologies that are highly relevant to the industry such as C, C++, Java, C#, .NET, ASP, PHP, Silverlight, Deep Zoom, Windows Phone and Android development, Linux and SQL.

You will be assessed through both examination and coursework. Coursework is mainly project based, as this is the best way to develop the skills required in Information Technology. At Level 1, 35 per cent of the assessment is through examination, decreasing to 12 per cent at Level 3. At Level 2, 30 per cent of the assessment is by examination, with 70 per cent by coursework. At Level 3, assessment is heavily coursework based with 50% of the assessment consisting of a major individual project, which gives you the opportunity to demonstrate your skills in an area that interests you.

You may also be interested in...

Electronic Engineering

Information Technology

Mathematics

Entry Requirements

2016 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2016 entry will be BCC - BBB at A-level or 260 - 300 UCAS points.

In addition, applicants should have a minimum of GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in Mathematics.

UCAS points offers can be achieved in many ways, the following are just a few examples of how you could achieve our entry requirements:

  • 3 x A-levels with grades of BBC or above
  • 2 x A-levels with grades AB and 1 x AS-Level grade A
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) with grade DMM
  • 1 x BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and 1 x BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) with grade M
  • 1 x BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and 1 x A-level with grade of C
  • CACHE Diploma at grade B
  • Access Diploma with a minimum of 30 level 3 credits at merit or above.

If you have any questions about your qualification, please contact enquiry@hope.ac.uk or call 0151 291 3111.

2017 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2017 entry will be BCC - ABB at A Level or DMM - DDM at BTEC Extended Diploma or 104 - 128 new UCAS tariff points.

In addition, qualifications must include GCSE Mathematics grade C (Grade 4 or above in the new grading system) or above (or equivalent).

UCAS points offers can be achieved in many ways, the following are just a few examples of how you could achieve our entry requirements:

  • Three A Levels with grades of BCC or above
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) with grade DMM
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) with grade M
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and A Level with grade of C
  • CACHE Diploma at grade B

The Access to HE Diploma now also attracts points under the new UCAS tariff. Visit the UCAS website to calculate your points.


Useful Links

How to apply

Admissions Policy

UCAS

Course Combinations

Computer Science is a Single Honours programme, UCAS code I101.

It is also available as a Combined Honours degree with the following subjects:

Computer Science and Accounting & Finance UCAS code NI41
Computer Science and Business Management UCAS code S6D5
Computer Science and Criminology UCAS code LI31
Computer Science and Education UCAS code S3D5
Computer Science and Electronic Engineering UCAS code 2F84
Computer Science and Law UCAS code MI00
Computer Science and Media & Communication UCAS code S4D5
Computer Science and Psychology UCAS code S5D5

Employability

A degree in Computer Science will make you highly employable having developed practical skills as well as having studied the theoretical aspects of the subject. This degree will enable you to consider a range of careers such as software engineering, as well as roles that involve the innovative application of computer technology to areas such as computer security or robotics.

Our recent graduates have found posts working as Technical and Systems Engineers in organisations such as Airbus, Barclays, Oracle and Microsoft.

Many of our graduates also go on to further study. There are opportunities to study taught

Masters as well as Doctoral based qualifications at Liverpool Hope, working with staff on cutting-edge research projects.

Overview

Computer Science is transforming the way we conduct our daily lives. It is a rigorous academic discipline as well as being economically vital to the UK economy. As such, Computer Science is a rapidly changing and exciting subject and, at Liverpool Hope, we prepare you with both the theoretical foundations and the practical skills required by the industry. You will be working in well-equipped, dedicated laboratories, with access not only to the latest computers, but also to a wide range of cutting-edge technologies that support specialist areas such as human-computer interaction, embedded systems and robotics.

Why choose this subject?

  • The opportunity to study key and emerging areas of Computer Science in dedicated laboratories with access to a wide range of the latest equipment
  • 91% of students were satisfied with the learning resources available for Computer Science at Liverpool Hope University (National Student Survey 2015).
  • A vibrant research community with the department hosting prestigious international events such as the Bio-Inspired Computing: Theories and Applications conference.
  • With 100% of the Research Outputs of the Department at internationally excellent or internationally recognised level the Department ranked 5th in the North-West for Research Intensity. (Research Excellence Framework 2014)

Subject Guide

You can read more about studying Computer Science at Liverpool Hope in our Computer Science Subject Guides.

Computer Science Subject Guide

 

 

The programme specifications for this subject can be downloaded below. 

 Computer Science 

This degree is available as a full time course for all international students. For more information about International students studying at Liverpool Hope, visit www.hope.ac.uk/international

Curriculum

Level C (Year One)

You will receive a broad introduction to the subject with a focus on computer systems, algorithm design and programming. You will also be given a taste of a wide range of topics such as web development, virtual reality, robotics, physical computing, operating systems and graphics. You will be given well-structured learning activities that lead to more independent project work, which is the best way to develop the fundamental skills that will lay the foundation for successful study at Level 2.

Level I (Year Two)

You will study specific areas of Information Technology such as website development, database design, computer networks, object-oriented software development and multimedia development.

Level H (Year Three)

You will carry out a major piece of independent work in the form of a project that will allow you to demonstrate your skills and knowledge. You will study topics such as computer security, advanced web technologies, gaming technologies, mobile technologies, graphics and modelling.

Throughout the programme you will gain skills in a wide range of current and cutting-edge technologies that are highly relevant to the industry such as C, C++, Java, C#, .NET, ASP, PHP, Silverlight, Deep Zoom, Windows Phone and Android development, Linux and SQL.

You will be assessed through both examination and coursework. Coursework is mainly project based, as this is the best way to develop the skills required in Information Technology. At Level 1, 35 per cent of the assessment is through examination, decreasing to 12 per cent at Level 3. At Level 2, 30 per cent of the assessment is by examination, with 70 per cent by coursework. At Level 3, assessment is heavily coursework based with 50% of the assessment consisting of a major individual project, which gives you the opportunity to demonstrate your skills in an area that interests you.

You may also be interested in...

Electronic Engineering

Information Technology

Mathematics

Entry Requirements

2016 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2016 entry will be BCC - BBB at A-level or 260 - 300 UCAS points.

In addition, applicants should have a minimum of GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in Mathematics.

UCAS points offers can be achieved in many ways, the following are just a few examples of how you could achieve our entry requirements:

  • 3 x A-levels with grades of BBC or above
  • 2 x A-levels with grades AB and 1 x AS-Level grade A
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) with grade DMM
  • 1 x BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and 1 x BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) with grade M
  • 1 x BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and 1 x A-level with grade of C
  • CACHE Diploma at grade B
  • Access Diploma with a minimum of 30 level 3 credits at merit or above.

If you have any questions about your qualification, please contact enquiry@hope.ac.uk or call 0151 291 3111.

2017 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2017 entry will be BCC - ABB at A Level or DMM - DDM at BTEC Extended Diploma or 104 - 128 new UCAS tariff points.

In addition, qualifications must include GCSE Mathematics grade C (Grade 4 or above in the new grading system) or above (or equivalent).

UCAS points offers can be achieved in many ways, the following are just a few examples of how you could achieve our entry requirements:

  • Three A Levels with grades of BCC or above
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) with grade DMM
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) with grade M
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and A Level with grade of C
  • CACHE Diploma at grade B

The Access to HE Diploma now also attracts points under the new UCAS tariff. Visit the UCAS website to calculate your points.


Useful Links

How to apply

Admissions Policy

UCAS

Course Combinations

Computer Science is a Single Honours programme, UCAS code I101.

It is also available as a Combined Honours degree with the following subjects:

Computer Science and Accounting & Finance UCAS code NI41
Computer Science and Business Management UCAS code S6D5
Computer Science and Criminology UCAS code LI31
Computer Science and Education UCAS code S3D5
Computer Science and Electronic Engineering UCAS code 2F84
Computer Science and Law UCAS code MI00
Computer Science and Media & Communication UCAS code S4D5
Computer Science and Psychology UCAS code S5D5

Employability

A degree in Computer Science will make you highly employable having developed practical skills as well as having studied the theoretical aspects of the subject. This degree will enable you to consider a range of careers such as software engineering, as well as roles that involve the innovative application of computer technology to areas such as computer security or robotics.

Our recent graduates have found posts working as Technical and Systems Engineers in organisations such as Airbus, Barclays, Oracle and Microsoft.

Many of our graduates also go on to further study. There are opportunities to study taught

Masters as well as Doctoral based qualifications at Liverpool Hope, working with staff on cutting-edge research projects.

Course Contact Details

Student Recruitment

+44 (0) 151 291 3111

Mark Barrett-Baxendale

barretm@hope.ac.uk

Department: Mathematics and Computer Science

enquiry@hope.ac.uk

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